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 […]

Social Security Applicants Struggle for Disability Benefits

Social Security benefits can often be difficult to receive. This article by Elizabeth Earl of the Peninsula Clarion, provides a case study of an Alaskan fisherman and the process that many people go through when attempting to access benefits. Elizabeth includes the waiting game, the potential oversight, the medicine and the law that is common […]

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 […]