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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 […]

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To Boldly and Vulnerably Go Where No Bar Has Gone Before

To say that we are living in unprecedented times is both an understatement and a cliché appearing in nearly every commercial or corporate message. But, it’s the truth. This year has been one of the murder hornets, earthquakes, civil unrest, and a worldwide pandemic. This year has been one of those moments where we will […]

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The Numbers Are In : The Yearly Cost of Living Adjustment

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced a 1.3 percent cost of living increase for the 64 million Americans who receive Social Security and the 8 million Americans who receive Supplemental Security Income benefits.  A 1.3% increase is very small, amounting to only $20 per month for many Americans.  There is a current bill before […]

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A True Pioneer In The Fight For Disability Rights In an interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) stated that she wished to be remembered as someone who “repaired tears in her society, who made things a little better through the use of whatever ability she has.” Justice Ginsburg’s work certainly mended the tears […]

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What We Currently Know About COVID-19 And Disability Benefits

We have been approached with questions about whether or not people who are suffering from or diagnosed with COVID-19 can receive disability benefits.  The short answer is, no, not right now.  Symptoms that result from COVID-19 are not likely enough to be found disabled and entitled to disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.  To […]

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Are Wet Ink Signatures Still Legal?

United Spinal Association recently filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for the alleged unlawful “wet ink” signature requirements imposed on persons with disabilities in connection with applications for certain disability benefits of the Social Security Administration (SSA).  The claim argues that the requirement that a claimant for disability […]