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Social Security disability benefits backlog is lengthy

Thousands of people nationwide seeking disability assistance are waiting months, or even years, for Social Security to hear their cases. The numbers for the Salt Lake City Office of Disability Adjudication and Review as of late September 2016 indicate an 18 month wait time from the date that a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge […]

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Consultative Examinations

When seeking Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits, in  many claims, the Social Security Administration will schedule Consultative Examinations for you.  It will then use the results to help them determine the severity of your impairments. Do I need a consultative exam? Consultative examinations are conducted at the request and expense of the […]

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Allowance Rates drop During Economic Downturns

What is the process of why allowance rates drop during economic downturns? Here is a quick explanation. SSA Actuary: Allowance Rates drop During Economic Downturns Article found in the NOSSCR: Vol. 35, #10 October 2013 The Chief Actuary of the SSA office explained the process of why allowance rates drop during economic downturns. Disability claims […]