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US District Court Hears Review of Denial of Disability Benefits

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A plaintiff, abbreviated A.L.M., filed an action to review the final decision of the Commissioner of Social Security denying the Plaintiff’s ...
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Why you need an attorney for your SSA case

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Why do you need an attorney on your Social Security disability claim? Many people think that winning a Social Security disability claim is a simple ...
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Car Accident Victim Wins Review of Social Security Decision

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Ussama A. Mando sought judicial review of the Commissioner of Social Security’s decision that he was not “disabled” under the Social Security Act. ...
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What is Supplemental Security Income?

Posted by: Joe Whitcomb
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Under the Social Security Act of 1935, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides a mechanism for disabled workers to ...
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The Social Security Compassionate Allowance List

Posted by: Joe Whitcomb
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An individual with a condition that is listed on the Compassionate Allowance List (CAL) will have their claim expedited. The Social Security ...
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I’m Confused: Social Security vs. Survivor Benefits vs. Disability vs. SSI

Posted by: Joe Whitcomb
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Which Social Security benefit is appropriate for your situation?  You’ve heard of Social Security. You’ve heard of Disability. You’ve heard of Social ...
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Appealing the ALJ's Decision Not to Reopen a Prior Claim

Posted by: Joe Whitcomb
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On a number of occasions, I have been faced with the doctrine of Res Judicata and Administrative Finality in dealing with the question of whether I ...
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Failure to Follow Prescribed Treatment-Social Security Appeal

Posted by: Joe Whitcomb
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As a Social Security disability attorney, I find myself faced with instances when an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) denies my client disability ...
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How Do I Talk to the Judge at a Social Security Hearing?

Posted by: Joe Whitcomb
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What should you say at your Social Security hearing?  When you go before an administrative law judge (ALJ) for your Social Security hearing, it helps ...
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How Long Will I Wait for a Social Security Hearing?

Posted by: Joe Whitcomb
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The most frequent question I'm asked  is "How long will I wait for a Social Security hearing?" Today, I want to give a tool through the Social ...
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