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Social Security Disability in the News

You can’t turn on the TV, Radio or open any magazine or newspaper, not to mention internet sites, blogs etc, without finding a new article on Social Security Disability.  The information being provided ranges from factually incorrect and very negative to more positive stories that get their facts right.  It…

DDN investigation into delayed social security benefits… | www.daytondailynews.com

In a July 30 article, the Daily News reported that the Social Security Administration’s Dayton hearing office in the last two fiscal years was the second slowest in the nation for processing appeals for benefits. Even though the office has improved wait times — this year it has not ranked…

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…

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…

Health Department is scheduling appointments for energy assistance – Canton, IL – Canton Daily Ledger

Health Department is scheduling appointments for energy assistance – Canton, IL – Canton Daily Ledger. Households that contain a member receiving social security disability benefits or with a current pending determination case at the Social Security Administration. Required documentation includes a letter of determination from the Social Security Administration or…

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…

What other legal services will my family need if I am applying for disability

If you or a loved one is applying for or receiving disability benefits you should not put off having the following documents 1) Power of Attorney 2)Living Will/Health Directive 3) Will and or trust 4) Guardianship 5) Special Needs Trust – this is extremely important for disabled adults receiving SSI…

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…