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Child in Care

Child in Care

These days, we often hear from certain politicians and media that too many people are receiving Social Security benefits. Yet a recent study showed that in one specific area involving monies to parents with a child under 16, SSA wrongfully terminated benefits to rightfully eligible mothers and fathers.

Use of Personal Health “Diaries” as Evidence at Your Disability Hearing

Use of Personal Health “Diaries” as Evidence at Your Disability Hearing

Personal health diaries can help prove disability claims based on medical conditions that increase or decrease in their severity. For example, an individual with a pulmonary condition causing recurring “attacks” may have adequate control of their symptoms most days, but the severity and frequency of asthma attacks, recurring bronchitis or pulmonary infections or “flares,” are such that the person can’t hold a job.

Knowledge is Power – Get accurate hearing wait time estimates by locating your local Social Security office

Knowledge is Power – Get accurate hearing wait time estimates by locating your local Social Security office

Locating Your Nearest Social Security Field Office

Whether you have a pending disability application, or are considering filing for Social Security disability, it’s important to know the location of your local Social Security office. Luckily Social Security provides an easy way to locate your local Social Security field office using your zip code.

What to Expect at Your Disability Hearing

What to Expect at Your Disability Hearing

You’ve waited many months to finally receive a hearing date. The prospect of attending a disability hearing often induces anxiety, and the hearing process itself is a stressful prospect. Disability claimants should take comfort in the fact that the hearing office is not like any courtrooms you see on TV or in the movies.

Best Practices for a Successful Social Security Disability Hearing

Best Practices for a Successful Social Security Disability Hearing

Social Security disability hearings can induce anxiety and stress. You’ve waited years for a chance to explain to a human being why you are no longer able to work, complied with the mountain of paperwork involved with a disability application, submitted to the mystifying application and appeals process, and have waited far too long for an actual hearing date.

Attmore Decision

Attmore Decision

The case of Attmore v. Colvin (9th Cir. 2016) addresses the question of how an administrative law judge (ALJ) should determine whether sufficient evidence of medical improvement exists to terminate disability status in a “closed period” case.