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Good news for disabled Ohioans

A settlement has been reached in a class action suit brought by ABLE dealing with the backlog of cases awaiting Medicaid decisions in Ohio. The  settlement requires  any application pending for more than 90 days to be automatically enrolled in Medicaid.  With the first round completed, applicants will start having benefits…

Applying for Benefits, when will I get my benefits and how much will it be?

One of the most common questions asked by client’s applying for Social Security benefits is how long the process will take.  They have heard stories of it taking years for a claim to be resolved.  They have also been told that your always denied initially.  Both of these “rumors” have…

Review of disability process and more on unemployment

SSA has announced it has undertaken an independent review of what many have already told them. Some judges do not award benefits to those who deserve them and some judges award to everyone. In a previous post I highlighted the issue at one office. Further, Ssa is ceasing telling us…

Disabled and collecting unemployment

A very common question many of my disability client’s have asked is whether they are eligible to apply and receive unemployment benefits while await a disability decision.  It is understandable for a person laid off or fired from their employment to seek out any available resource for funds during the…

Social Secuirty Disability Benefits and Long Term Disability Insurance

Applying for LTD and SSA disability benefits can be confusing on what is required, how they work together, and what choices to make.  A discussion with an attorney experienced in the interplay between the two can be extremely beneficial and help you to maximize your chances at successfully achieving your…

NOSSCR seeks impact examples for SSR 11-1P

SSR 11-1p prevents claimants appealing their unfavorable hearing decision to the Appeals Council from filing a new disability claim while their appeal is pending.  This has a significant impact on claimants, especially if their condition worsens or they reach a new age bracket, which may allow an approval on the…