SSA Scheduling changes beginning May 1, 2017

SSA Scheduling Changes Beginning May 1, 2017

If you are scheduled for hearing on May 1, 2017 or later, you will be experiencing a few changes with SSA. Previously SSA had to notify individuals 20 days prior to hearing, but beginning May 1, 2017, SSA will be required to give notice 75 days before the date of the hearing. This will give […]

Great News for Veterans Applying for SSDI in the Future

Great News For Veterans Applying For Ssdi In The Future

Beginning in November 2016, the Social Security Administration announced the launch of a new Health IT initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that enables Social Security Disability processing sites the ability to receive medical records electronically from all VA facilities. Veterans will receive a faster decisions on their Social Security disability claim, which […]

The process of your application for benefits

The Process Of Your Application For Benefits

What happens after you file your application for SSD/SSI? After your local field office takes or receives your initial application they will initially determine if you are eligible for your claim to be medically reviewed. SSI applications will be processed to determine if you meet the financial requirements and SSD applications will be processed to […]

Employment History and Disability Benefits

Employment History And Disability Benefits

Employment history is a very important factor when applying for disability benefits. Where Have you Worked? Social Security will want to know about all the jobs a person has had over the last 15 years, to see if a person can return to any past jobs or if they have transferrable skills to move into a position […]

Don’t Wait too Long to file for Social Security Disability

Don't Wait Too Long To File For Social Security Disability

Many people wait years before filing for a Social Security Disability claim and then they end up with a date last insured issue. Many people are also unaware that once you stop working after a period of time (normally up to 5 years) that you lose you disability insurance. Meaning, after all the years you have worked and […]

Can I have a Partial Social Security Disability Claim?

Can I Have A Partial Social Security Disability Claim?

Our firm sometimes gets calls relating to Partial Disability Claims. Sometimes a Claimant may feel they are eligible for this because they are no longer able to perform a previous job, are now working at a much reduced rate of pay, or will be out of work for a few months due to their medical […]

What will I be asked at my Social Security Hearing?

What Will I Be Asked At My Social Security Hearing?

Many people will ask why do they need to attend their hearing if they are represented and what kind of questions they will be asked. The hearing is very formal and is a closed hearing unlike a criminal hearing or something you would see on the television. The only people who will be in the […]

What happens after you file your application for SSD/SSI?

What Happens After You File Your Application for SSD/SSI?

After your local field office takes or receives your initial application they will initially determine if you are eligible for your claim to be medically reviewed. SSI applications will be processed to determine if you meet the financial requirements and SSD applications will be processed to determine if you have enough credits to proceed. If you meet the initial requirements your […]

Meeting or Equaling a Listing

Many people assume that if their medical condition is listed in the Listings of Impairments that they will automatically qualify for benefits, but unfortunately it’s not that easy. The listing requirements are pretty complex and you may need your doctor to determine if you meet or equal a listing. If you are not under doctor […]