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Those seeking Social Security disability benefits often contact a lawyer after they receive a notice of disapproved claim in the mail. That denial letter offers some explanation of why the claim was disapproved, but it is often too vague to be much help to the lawyer developing the claim.

After an appeal of that initial

Lately Social Security has been sending initial disability claims filed online to a Workplace Support Unit (WSU), instead of the local field office. There are several of these WSUs around the country, set up to do overflow work. I have had initial claims filed online sent to various WSUs, including Boston, Tampa, and Birmingham.

Once

An “on the record” (OTR) request asks Social Security to grant your case on the record without a hearing. This request is for claims pending at the hearing level at the Office of Hearings Operations (OHO).

OTRs are favored by Social Security, because they save valuable resources. Why go though the hearing process if the

I enjoy my Social Security disability law practice. I have focused on this area of law for over 15 years, and I know what a difference an award of disability benefits can make to my clients.

I learned of a Fully Favorable decision for a client earlier this week. This case was out of the

Back in the day, the vast majority of granted Social Security disability claims were decided by Social Security’s listed impairments, which set forth medical criteria of a condition that is presumed to be disabling at step 3 of the sequential evaluation. Today, however, the majority of allowed claims are determined based upon medical-vocational

Binder & Binder, a nation-wide firm of advocates for those seeking Social Security disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits, is roughly $40 million in debt and is preparing declare bankruptcy under Chapter 11, according to the Wall Street Journal

For those of us who represent clients before the Social Security Administration, this is quite

Here in Maine, we have the original L.L. Bean retail store, which has a well-deserved reputation for outstanding customer service and a knowledgeable staff. We visited over the weekend, and got outfitted for Spring tricycle season with our (almost) 3-year old daughter.

Whenever I experience great customer service, as we did at the L.L. Bean

The onset date is the beginning of your Social Security disability claim. It is the date when your impairments prevented you from working at the level of substantial gainful activity.

In our current climate for Social Security disability claims, onset dates have been under pressure from both DDS and from administrative law judges. Even very