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Slowdowns at local Social Security Offices

At the LaPorte Law firm, our attorneys and staff regularly interact with the local Social Security offices located throughout Northern California and Hawaii. This experience has allowed us to understand the slowdowns the Social Security Administration has experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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ATTORNEY TERRY LAPORTE ACHIEVES RECERTIFICATION IN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAW WITH THE NATIONAL BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCACY

The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Terry LaPorte of the LaPorte Law Firm, has successfully achieved recertification as a Social Security Disability Law advocate.

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Can You Qualify for Disability Benefits With Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a group of disorders that causes elevated blood sugar levels in the body. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 10.5% of the US population has diabetes.

The seriousness of diabetes

Diabetes is a very serious disease that can lead to severe complications.

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Can I Get Disability Benefits for My Anxiety or Depression

You can be entitled to SSDI benefits or SSI benefits if you suffer from anxiety or depression. Depression, anxiety, and other mental health impairments can have a significant impact on a person’s life and career. These mental health impairments can make it impossible for an individual to work and earn a living.

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What You Can Spend Your SSI Benefits On

You’ve won your SSI case! Now what? There are specific rules that Social Security Administration has in place that affects how you can spend SSI money.

Spending Your SSI Benefits

If you are a direct recipient of SSI benefits, technically there is no limit to what you can use the money for.

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How To Answer Disability Judge Questions at an SSDI Hearing

The thought of testifying in front of a judge can be intimidating. After waiting months or even years for their day in court, most people applying for disability do not know what to expect, or have any idea about the types of questions they will be asked. For most of our clients, the hearing will be the first time they’ve talked to a judge or interacted with the legal system. Understandably this can be a stressful and confusing time, but we work zealously to make sure our clients are confidence and prepared on their hearing day.

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