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SSA Begins Processing Claims for Same-Sex Couples | NOSSCR

SSA is encouraging all potential recipients to apply for benefits now, in order establish a protective filing date. SSA employees have been instructed to accept all claims, including those from couples who not only have been married but are in civil unions or registered domestic partnerships. The SSA instructions encourage…

Poll: Overwhelming Majority of American Voters Support Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Program – Yahoo! News

Poll: Overwhelming Majority of American Voters Support Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits Program – Yahoo! News. After months of combating unfounded media and political attacks against the SSDI benefits program, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) commissioned a survey to ask Americans if they believe SSDI should…

Social Security Bashing – Political Rhetoric to sway your vote

Okay, we have all seen it, not once, but repeatedly the news articles, reports and blogs about the evils of Social Security.  And if you haven’t seen it, here is a taste of some of the most recent disability bashing articles Disability appeals a $1.4 billion business for lawyers A…

NOSSCR Day 2

Day 2 of NOSSCR saw multiple programs regarding testimony from David Travers at SSAConnect  and Robert Angermeier.  Lots of good tips on many of the pitfalls VE’s give us.  Also took in the Children’s program and a program on RFC. Other information passed along from the conference. 1 in 5 men…

Day 1 Spring 2012 NOSSCR Conference

Hello from rainy Philadelphia, home of the Spring 2012 NOSSCR Conference.  Looks like a lot of great presenters this year with a strong focus on cross examination of experts and dealing with some of the major issues with consultative exams.  With so many good programs I am having trouble picking…

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…

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…