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Utah Bar Journal: Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

We’ve Come A (Little) Way, Baby Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity: These may seem like the latest “corporate buzz words” but in reality, the Utah State Bar has been formally dedicated to improving diversity among its Board of Bar Commissioners and among bar membership for decades. This began with creating ex-officio positions on the Board of […]

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Difficulties of Making Supplemental Security Income Claims During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only caused illness and death but also has had disastrous effects on all of American society. One effect of the pandemic has been especially harmful to the elderly and disabled community, i.e., accessing their much-needed income replacement. The Supplemental Security Income program (SSI), which serves as a lifeline for the […]

Attorney Is Valuable In A Claim For Disability Benefits

An Attorney Is Valuable In A Claim For Disability Benefits

Many applicants for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits are under the impression that applying for benefits is as simple as contacting the Social Security Administration, filling out some forms, and submitting an application.  In fact, this isn’t the case.  The application process requires extensive paperwork, much of it not readily available or […]

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How To Prepare For A Hearing On A Claim For Disability Benefits

If you are scheduled for a hearing on a claim for disability benefits, it is important to understand what will happen at the hearing and how you can best prepare for that hearing.  Generally, you will be notified by the time and date of the hearing about 75-90 days prior to the hearing.  Currently, due […]