Social Security Disability

Investigation Requested into Doctors Paid to Review SSD Applications

doctor reviewing paperwork June 7th, 2019

The chairman of a Congressional Ways and Means Subcommittee has requested a federal investigation into the process under which states hire doctors to review applications for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. U.S. Representative John Larson of Connecticut has formally requested the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), the federal government’s fiscal watchdog, investigate how doctors…

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Attorney Lamey’s Decision in HARDVILLE v. Commissioner of Social Security Case Recently Published

Attorney Wesley Lamey May 28th, 2019

In the recently published decision, HARDVILLE v. Commissioner of Social Security, Civil Action No. 18-CV-12882 (E.D. Mich. Mar. 6, 2019), Attorney Wesley Lamey successfully represented a valued client of the Disability Attorneys of Michigan in front of Senior District Judge Bernard A. Friedman.  This case was remanded due to a flawed residual functional capacity (RFC)…

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Nearly A Third of Workers with Rheumatoid Arthritis Stop Working Five Years After Diagnosis

Person working on computer with arthritis April 23rd, 2019

According to a study, approximately one-third of people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis were forced to quit their jobs within five years of being diagnosed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects nearly 1.3 million Americans. Symptoms of the disease include joint stiffness and swollen joints and severe pain. Rheumatoid arthritis can also…

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The Differences Between Social Security Disability & Supplemental Security Income

February 5th, 2019

Everyone is at risk of developing a disability at some point in their lives. In fact, more than 25% of adults in their 20s will become disabled before reaching retirement age. Living with a disability can be incredibly difficult. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with expensive medical bills that are piling up after trips to…

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SSD Case Backlog Continues to Cause Delays

Calendar and hourglass on a table January 31st, 2019

A woman from New York was initially denied SSD benefits in 2012, and once her appeal was granted five years later, the battle was far from over. The SSA continued to give her the runaround regarding the benefits checks she desperately needed. This example makes the case for how important it is to partner with…

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SSA Targeting Young Adults with Illnesses, Stopping Benefits to Save Money

young woman sick in bed January 11th, 2019

Could you imagine having a serious, chronic illness and relying on Social Security Disability benefits for your necessary medical treatments, only to have your benefits abruptly stopped, when your condition is getting worse? This is what unfortunately happened to a 22-year-old woman diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, an incurable disease that causes serious lung damage. She…

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The 8 Most Common Social Security Disability Myths and Facts Revealed

Social Security Disability Myth Fact Infographic December 17th, 2018

There are many misconceptions about Social Security Disability (SSD), including who is eligible for benefits, how long benefits are granted for, if you can work while receiving benefits and much more. Without knowing what is true and what is false about SSD, you could be holding yourself or loved ones back from getting necessary benefits….

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Court Ruling, Regulations to Affect SSD Claims

Courtroom August 27th, 2018

The House Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee recently organized a hearing in which witnesses discussed pending changes affecting how the Social Security Administration (SSA) processes claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. A detailed article on the proceedings appears here. The changes are expected to affect the efforts of private disability insurers to…

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Oregon Couple Claims SSA Seeks Repayment of Benefits

Disabled man stressed out after SSD benefits were denied. August 24th, 2018

An older Oregon couple—he with a degenerative muscle disease and she with a rare form of cancer—claim they are now entangled in a battle with the Social Security Administration (SSA) as they battle for their lives. A detailed article on the couple’s claims is available here. Last year, the SSA sent the couple a letter…

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How Long of a Wait is Too Long for Those in Need of Social Security Disability Benefits?

September 29th, 2017

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits is a long and stressful process that millions of Americans endure each year. The majority of cases are denied the first time around resulting in applicants needing to begin the appeal process all over again. Each year more than 1 million Americans await a hearing in hopes they will…

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