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24 month waiting period for Medicare

If you win your claim for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI), you are also eligible to receive Medicare benefits. But, you don’t get Medicaid right away, with some exceptions, you have to be “in pay status” for 24 months before … Continue reading

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Service dog programs for autistic children

We have written about service dogs for children with autism and mentioned two groups which provide training: 4PawsforAbility and Guiding Eyes.  The response has been amazing! A lot of people want to learn more about these programs. video platformvideo managementvideo … Continue reading

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What is an Unsuccessful Work Attempt?

I previously wrote about the various exceptions which may allow you to keep your Social Security disability benefits even if you return to work. The most common of these is an Unsuccessful Work Attempt (UWA). If you work for 6 months or … Continue reading

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VA begins testing on Dean Kamen’s prosthetic Luke arm

Alright! Dean Kamen’s prosthetic “Luke” arm is one step closer to helping amputess, especially injured veterans: Last week, VA announced the start of a three-year clinical trial that represents the first large-scale testing of the arm, a critical step before … Continue reading

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Tips for seizure and epilepsy Social Security disability cases

  Attorney Anthony Reeves writes about what to do and not to do when applying for Social Security disability benefits for a seizure disorder (whether due to epilepsy or pseudo-seizures). Most people think that epilepsy is so traumatic that an individual … Continue reading

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How do I prove my disability case when I look fine?

This is one of the most difficult issues in a Social Security disability case.  You might look “normal,” but you know that there is no way that you can work.  If you tell someone that you are applying for Social … Continue reading

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Second National Hearing Center opens with more on the way

  Social Security has opened a National Hearing Center (NHC) in Albuquerque New Mexico. This is Social Security’s second NHC — a hearing office which only handles video hearings.  Albuquerque initially will hear disability cases for Kansas City and Portland, … Continue reading

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When you get your Social Security disability benefits

You have to be disabled for 12 months – the Durational Requirement

Have you ever seen this in a Social Security denial? While your condition may prevent you from working at the present, we do not feel that your condition will remain disabling for 12 months. [Claim denied] First, Social Security says … Continue reading

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Maximum attorney fees in Social Security disability cases

What is the most a lawyer can charge in a Social Security case? We have talked about the typical fee agreement when you are applying for Social Security disability benefits before. But I am often asked what is maximum someone … Continue reading

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What is a fee petition?

A “fee petition” is a way your lawyer asks Social Security for fees for his services. I though attorneys were paid a percentage of what I get? Percentage-based contingency fee agreements are the most common way attorneys get paid in … Continue reading

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Lawyers’ secret gold-mine

Meet the most expensive “associate” in most law firms.  More expensive than a regular lawyer.  More expensive than the named partner.  It’s … the photocopier. I was recently reviewing the charges for a one of my clients who was previously … Continue reading

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Seniors may have to give back $250 stimulus payment

Everyone is waiting for the one-time $250 economic stimulus payment from Social Security. However, some seniors may have to give the money back! Social Security beneficiaries received notices last month that they soon will be getting a $250 check courtesy … Continue reading

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15 pages decides your Social Security disability case?

San Francisco disability attorney Geri Kahn wrote about her experiences with providing records to Social Security: Before filing a new initial claim I always order the records and then submit them directly to the Social Security field office immediately after … Continue reading

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Don’t go to your Social Security disability hearing with out-of-date medical records!

It surprises my clients to learn that, most of the time, Social Security does not update medical records after the initial denial. With wait times of a year or more, this can mean that by the time your case gets … Continue reading

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