Important Considerations of the 75-Day Waiver

It can be hard to file for Social Security Disability benefits. During this process, individuals will be asked to fill out mountains of paperwork, gather official documents, submit their claim only to be faced with a prolonged waiting period. In some cases, individuals might become frustrated and look for ways to expedite their claim. This […]

Consistency Matters to the Social Security Administration

There are lots of different pieces of information that the Social Security Administration is going to use when they decide whether or not someone will receive disability benefits. One of these is the consistency of the information throughout the medical record. Specifically, the agency is looking for consistency between the individual’s statements and the medical […]

Why the History of Medical Treatment Matters in Determining Disability

Will my medical treatment history impact my disability determination? Deciding whether or not someone qualifies for Social Security Disability Benefits can be a challenging process. There are lots of different pieces of paperwork that need to be filled out and these could make or break someone’s disability claim. Because of this, it is important to […]

The Evaluation of Disabilities and Personal Statements: The Social Security Agency

Evaluating disabilities by the Social Security Administration can seem complicated. There are many different pieces to this puzzle and all of these are important in determining whether or not someone qualifies for disability benefits. When the SSA makes their final decision about whether or not someone is able to work, they rely heavily on an […]

Wait Times for US Hearing Offices

The Social Security Administration recently published information giving the average processing time at each of its hearing offices.  The numbers represent the time from the day the hearing is requested until a decision is issued. The longest waits are in San Juan, Puerto Rico (864 days), Chicago (820 days) and New York (772 days).  The […]