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Be Aware of How You Could Lose Your Social Security Benefits

Posted by: dmagann

1.Cessation of Disability: Usually a “cessation of benefits” occurs when you are not seeking regular and continuing treatment for the medical problems in the original determination for the grant of benefits. Also, if you are able to make enough money to pass above a certain threshold earnings amount, then you’ll stop getting disability benefits. For […]

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Posted on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 6:48 pm and filed under Comments, News, Social Security Law.

NEW IMPAIRMENT LISTING IN FULL EFFECT & APPLICABLE TO ALL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS IMMEDIATELY

Posted by: dmagann

NEW MENTAL LISTINGS Effective: January 17, 2017 After a revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), and thousands of public comments later, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has published significant revisions to its mental impairment listings.  SSA had issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making in August 2010, proposing what at the time appeared to be […]

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Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 9:13 pm and filed under News, Social Security Law.

Social Security Funding is Easily Fixable

Posted by: dmagann

The outrage over Social Security benefits viability is warranted. It is clear the program faces long-run financing issues since 1983 and it was well understood by Congress that the shortfall was not going be corrected since early in 1993.  “The Figure shows that the deficit has hovered around 2 percent of taxable payrolls for almost 20 years.”  Since nothing has been […]

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Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2012 at 9:03 pm and filed under Social Security Law.

Adult “Child Disability Benefits”: Wage Earner Maze

Posted by: dmagann

Recently, we took in a claimant who was previously represented by of course, a non-attorney, who she and her guardian thought was an attorney because they went to a law firm. See our previous blogs on how to check and hire an actual attorney. In this claim the non-attorney failed to recognize the  issue of retroactivity […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 3:58 pm and filed under Social Security Law.

Medical Expert at Your Hearing? You need an attorney

Posted by: dmagann

If there is a medical expert (ME) at your hearing and you are unrepresented or the person representing you is someone you just met the day of the hearing you can ask the Judge for a delay in order to seek an attorney who has experience in cross examining the so called “medical expert”. Often, […]

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Posted on Friday, December 30th, 2011 at 10:34 pm and filed under Social Security Law.

Social Security Ruling 11-1p: New Application

Posted by: dmagann

In essence SSR-11-1p limits claimants after receiving an Unfavorable ALJ Hearing Decision or in some circumstances a Partially Favorable ALJ Hearing Decision to decide an Appeals Council action OR submit a “new”/”subsequent” application. In the past you could do both without restrictions. SSR-11-1p dramatically changed a claimant’s choice. SSA is still digesting and issuing the procedures […]

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Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 8:06 pm and filed under Social Security Law.

Hire An Actual Attorney and Meet With The Attorney!

Posted by: dmagann

The law firms sending  non-attorneys are not advertising that they are sending non-attorneys to Social Security hearings with you the claimant. In a previous Blog we challenged attorneys and non-attorneys alike to show us any advertising listing them as “non-attorneys”. We are still waiting for any response. It is important to hire an actual attorney. […]

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Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 10:10 pm and filed under Social Security Law.

SSI Title XVI: Disability Welfare Qualification

Posted by: dmagann

There are both income and asset limitations for SSI. See, 20 CFR 416.1100 to 416.1266. The income limit is based upon different kinds of amounts, some earned and unearned income can be disregarded to encourage work. There is a “deeming” formula for those who live with the SSI recipient. There is no limitation for SSA to review […]

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Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 8:16 pm and filed under Social Security Law.

SSA Ruling 11-1p: Your rights being limited!

Posted by: dmagann

Social Security Adaministration (SSA) Ruling 11-1p revises SSA’s policy of subsequent applications where if a prior application is at the Appeals Council level.  SSA will no longer process a subsequent disability claim if you already have a claim under the same title and of the same type pending at the Appeals Council.   So Unfavorable Decision […]

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Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 6:44 pm and filed under Social Security Law.

My Website Has a New Look

Posted by: braadm

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Posted on Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 9:20 pm and filed under Social Security Law.

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