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Social Security and Kaiser Permanente Begin Partnership to Speed Up Disability Decisions

Social Security Press Office: Social Security and Kaiser Permanente Begin Partnership to Speed Up Disability Decisions. This will help to make sure that Kaiser’s patients will have a more fully developed record for decisions to be made on.  Many claimant’s get denied early on because SSA never receives most of their medical records.

Pa. to end program that saved my life, man says – CBS News

Pa. to end program that saved my life, man says – CBS News. This program gives monthly cash benefits to some PA residents while they try to make the long wait to hearing after being denied at the initial application.  It is currently on the chopping block and will strip these people…

Does my child need an IEP or a 504 plan or both?

Your child does not need both a 504 plan and an IEP (Individualized Education Program).  If your child has an IEP, any 504 accommodations are included in the IEP. An IEP is the document created under IDEA (Individuals with disabilities education act) to provide individualized education instruction to meet a child’s specific needs.  IDEA and an IEP…

How quickly can my Social Security disability claim be approved?

Yes your Social Security Disability claim can be approved very quickly.  I have had client’s approved within 30-45 days.  In fact, I just received an approval letter, on an initial claim filed May 11th, dated June 12th.  That is 32 calendar days and 21 business days and a very relieved…

Social Security Administration testing reforms to close loopholes seen in Philly captives case

Social Security Administration testing reforms to close loopholes seen in Philly captives case. It will be interesting to see the results of this test.  

Social Security Disability and Citizenship

There are lots of statements out there about Social Security benefits (both retirement and disability) being obtained by both illegal and legal aliens.   In order to get these benefits a person must have a valid social security number and meet the following eligibility requirement Sec. 1614. [42 U.S.C. 1382c](a)(1) For purposes of this title, the…

My doctor says I am totally disabled but I was denied my Social Security Disability

I can’t repeat it enough your doctor saying your totally disabled means nothing. Not to your case Not to your attorney Not to Social Security And not to the courts Finally, Dr. Agre’s finding that Renstrom was “totally disabled” “gets no deference because it invades the province of the Commissioner to…

Timing: When to apply for your disability benefits.

I cannot stress how important it is to file your application for Social Security benefits in a timely fashion.  I am on my 2nd client in the past 10 days who are losing years worth of benefits because they waited too long to file.  Medical records become harder to get,…

Top 10 Reasons to Hire an Attorney for your disability case

10.  You’re sick and in pain and without an attorney your disability application or appeal is just another thing you would have to worry about alone. 9.   Because an attorney know how important each of those questions are like how much did you lift and how often and what…