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Why your loved ones wait in the waiting room at your Social Security Hearing

A question I get asked repeatedly is why the loved ones of the claimant are asked to wait in the waiting room.  Why can’t we sit in the hearing with the person? There really are a couple of reasons why First, the hearing rooms are generally small.  There usually are…

The stealth attack on Social Security gains ground – chicagotribune.com

The agency has closed dozens of field offices and sharply cut back the staff and hours of those still open. The cutbacks threaten to make wait times on its phone lines longer. Rulings on disability applications will take longer too. Put it all together, and client service at the Social…

‘You should’ve served US better and died!’ Debt collector berates disabled veteran — RT

“If you would have served our country better you would not be a disabled veteran living off Social Security while the rest of us honest Americans work our asses off,” one of the agency’s debt collectors allegedly told the vet. “Too bad, you should have died.” Michael Collier was declared…

Asthma and COPD disability cases

  As we head into the cold and flu season, those with asthma and COPD often experience exacerbation of their condition.  If your applying for disability, there are several ways your case could be approved. By far the easiest is for your condition to meet or equal a listing.  The…

How often Social Security disability is reviewed depends – Business – Ohio

How often Social Security disability is reviewed depends – Business – Ohio. Q: I get Social Security disability. Will my case be reviewed to see if I’m still eligible? A: How often we review your medical condition depends on how severe it is and the likelihood it will improve. Your…

Social Security Disability, Step 2

    The first medical step to overcome in proving your Social Security disability case is to show that your medical condition is severe AND that it will either end in your death or last at least 12 months.  This duration requirement is important because in many cases the condition…

Social Security Disability Hearing – Don’t have an attorney

Here is what you need to prepare for. 1)Social Security will send you notice in the mail of your hearing date and time.  Thus you need to make sure that any address changes are promptly communicated to Social Security. 2) If that date and time is not good for you,…

Social Security is approving a lower percentage of cases what can I do to help my case

  Social Security disability is all over the news.  Every time you turn around there is another article about the rise in the number of disability cases being filed, the rise of the number of people receiving benefits, and calls for fundamental changes to the system.  What these stories do not tell…

Social Security Disability – The Initial Application

Applying for Social Security Disability, here is the information you will need to provide to SSA over the course of the initial application Your contact information including Name, Date of Birth, address, phone number, and Social Security Number. The date you allege you became disabled. This is not always the…

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…