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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On Fibromyalgia

In July of 2012 Social Security issued a new ruling, SSR 12-2p, recognizing Fibromyalgia as a “complex medical condition characterized primarily by widespread pain in the joints, muscles, tendons, or nearby soft tissues that has persisted for at least 3 months.”  This ruling acknowledges that Fibromyalgia can be the basis for a finding of disability.  …

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Concussion

From professional players to local high school heroes, concussion is now one of the biggest health issues in sports.  Although the word “concussion” has been used widely it does not seem to evoke the kind of response that “traumatic brain injury” does.  In fact, a concussion is a traumatic brain injury. A concussion can occur …

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All Advocates are not Equal

Although the Social Security Administrations allows claimants to be represented by non-lawyers, you must ask yourself who would be a better qualified representative, someone who has been formally trained and schooled in the law and the legal process or someone who has not. It is easy for clients to be confused into thinking that all …

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