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Category Archives: Social Security Disability ABC’s
The Social Security Administration has announced the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2014. The increase is 1.5%. The press release is HERE
Currently, it is NOT possible to apply online for SSI. To apply for SSI, you must either go to the local Social Security Office or call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday to apply. … Continue reading →
From the Social Security website, this is what Social Security is saying will be affected by the Government Shut Down: Important Information About the Federal Government Shutdown Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, Social Security field offices are open with … Continue reading →
Does the application process seem incomprehensible? Social Security has a videotape “webinar” to explain the claims process. The webinar can be found here. You cannot apply online, at this time, for SSI.
This is a training video for Administrative Law Judges regarding Vocational Expert (VE) testimony: HERE.
At the threshold of every Social Security disability case are the medical records. Even the most sympathetic examiner or ALJ needs the medical evidence to estabilish an applicant’s disability. Social Security has an obligation to develop the file (the “record”), by obtaining … Continue reading →
Social Security has a two numbers that I think conflict, but are critical to remember (see the link at the bottom for those numbers in 2015): Before you have been declared disabled the “magic number” is $1,010 per month: if … Continue reading →
Social Security recognizes certain conditions that are so serious and so obviously disabling by their diagnosis, that the requirements for a finding of disability will clearly be met once the diagnosis is established by certain, identified tests and procedures. The conditions, … Continue reading →
One of the issues that comes up quite frequently in Social Security Disability, and is probably the most confusing for clients, is the “Date Last Insured”; in Social Security-speak, the DLI. Clients come in with a letter from Social Security … Continue reading →