For the millions of Americans that suffer from some form of mental illness finding help is not always easy.

When Does Mental Illness Mean Disability? Many clients over the years have contacted our office looking for help as a result of mental health issues.  If the condition is severe, the person may qualify for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits.  If the condition occurred as a result of a physical or mental …

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OUT OF STATE EMPLOYERS BEWARE OF STOP WORK ORDERS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS

If you are a company located outside of Massachusetts that does work in Massachusetts, you must carry workers’ compensation insurance.  The Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) performs routine investigations at work sites around the state to ensure that employers have valid workers’ compensation policies in effect to cover any workplace injuries.   If a DIA investigator …

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60 Minutes Story on Disability Should Be Called the Fraud

“How Some Legal, Medical and Judicial Professionals Abused Social Security Disability Programs for the Country’s Most Vulnerable: A Case Study of the Conn Law Firm.” If the 60 Minutes story by Steve Croft which aired on CBS on October 6, 2013, had mirrored the title of the report, there would not have been many complaints.  …

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Social Security Disability Claims During Government Shutdown 2013

ODAR (Office of Disability Adjudication and Review) discontinued activities during the federal government shut down: We have heard that, although the Boston ODAR  Judges will report for duty and all hearings already scheduled will go forward, it will be with extreme limited staff.   This will result in delays.  You may be able to contact the …

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Approval Process for Disability Likely to Become Even More Difficult

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that effective November 19, 2012, field offices nationwide will close to the public 30 minutes early each day. In addition, beginning January 2, 2013 Social Security offices will close to the public at noon every Wednesday. The SSA cites significantly reduced funding by Congress as the reason for the …

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