Filing For Disability

What is Substitution of Party?

July 27, 2012

When a claimant dies while waiting to go to a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) regarding his disability claim, that does not necessarily mean the claim ends. If the claimant has an estate, surviving spouse, family member or dependent, they…

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Disability and Unemployment

July 20, 2012

When a person files for disability benefits, that means he or she either has not worked or expects not to work in at least a 12 month period. When that same person files for unemployment benefits, that means he or she is willing and…

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To Exam or Not to Exam…

July 13, 2012

A consultative exam (CE) is an appointment set for a disability claimant by SSA for the purpose of having that claimant undergo a medical evaluation.  The doctor, referred to by SSA as the “examiner,” tests and observes either physical or mental/emotional disabilities, depending on…

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Your Online Presence – Why Disability Claimants Should Be Mindful

June 15, 2012

It is common knowledge these days that a person has to be careful about how they present themselves on the internet, whether it is through pictures, videos, blog posts, or even comments you leave on your friends’ Facebook pages. How you portray yourself online…

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Child SSI Claims

February 24, 2012

Children and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Claims Like with adults who apply for Social Security benefits, the Social Security Administration has strict rules for finding a child disabled. The child must have a physical or mental condition(s) that very seriously limits his or her…

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