Disability Law Blog

Malingering: Why SSA Must Proceed With Caution

May 11, 2012

Malingering is defined as pretending or exaggerating incapacity or illness as to avoid duty or work (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malingering). People may malinger for a variety of secondary gain motives, which may include financial compensation, avoiding work, school or military service, obtaining prescription drugs, or simply to attract…

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SSA’s Role in the Wounded Warrior Project

May 4, 2012

In order to help expedite claims for our military service members who have become disabled while serving our country, SSA became part of the Wounded Warrior Project. The mission statement of the Wounded Warrior Project is “To Honor and Empower Wounded Warriors.” The Project will…

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Understanding SSR 11-1p

March 2, 2012

In the past, Social Security claimants who had appeals pending at the Appeals Council level could file a second new application while waiting for their first application to be decided. Because of SSR 11-1p, this is no longer an option. Either you must wait for…

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