Call NOW: 330-203-1476

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…

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,…

I’m going to inherit money, will that affect my Social Security Disability benefits?

The answer to this question will depend on the type of Social Security disability benefits you’re applying for (or receiving).  If you are applying for or receiving Disability Insured benefits (Title II), than inheriting money will not effect your eligibility.  You are eligible for these benefits by earning quarters of…

You can now view your estimated benefit amounts for Social Security Online

Get Your Social Security Statement Online. After making an account with SSA you will be able to view your estimated disability benefits early retirement benefits, retirement benefits (at 65 and 70) potential children benefits and your family maximum via You can now view your estimated benefit amounts for SOcial Security…

What Social Security does not consider in deciding your claim

Clients often ask my what Social Security considers in determining their claim.  I tell them that Social Security looks at their medical records, doctor’s statements, and their own statements to create a residual function capacity (rfc).  This is essentially what activities SSA believes you can do after taking into account…

Social Security adds 52 new conditions to Compassionate Allowances List

PolicyNet/Instructions Updates/EM-12014: Compassionate Allowances List Expansion Announcement–One-Time-Only.   SSA announced today 52 new conditions have been added to the compassionate allowance list, effective August 13, 2012.� If you have a condition that falls on the Compassionate allowances list, your case may be eligible for expedited approval. via Social Security adds…

Social Security Case Rulings Week of March 23, 2012

8th Circuit MEADOR v. ASTRUE United States District Court, W.D. Arkansas, Fort Smith Division. March 16, 2012. Remanded The ALJ explanation that the claimant played basketball and one sentence dismissing the other doctor’s opinion is not sufficient to explain the weight given to Doctor’s statements. 10th Circuit IN THE MATTER…

My office’s website has gone live

You can visit me at http://erinschmidtlaw.com/

Social Security Case Rulings week of March 29, 2012

6th Circuit DRAGON v. COMMISSONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. Filed: March 26, 2012. REVERSED AND BENEFITS AWARDED A judge cannot reject an IQ test as being too old when there is no evidence that indicates the test was invalid, nor do the test results…

Social Security to start eAuthorization of 827’s

Letter from the Commissioner regarding eAuthorization. Starting April 21, 2012 SSA will begin allowing disability applications to electronically sign 827’s authorization for release of medical records.  This change will apply to all applicants filing online and will mean less pages to print & return to SSA after filing your application….