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Ron Miller, Managing Director of the Nation’s Premier Disability Advocacy Firm, Offers a Robust Defense of Social Security Disability Programs

PRESS RELEASE Contact:      Linda Fisk Company:   Disability Group, Inc. Telephone:  424-243-8337 Email:       lfisk@disabilitygroup.com Miller Addresses and Counters the Points Critics have Raised Concerning Social Security Disability Funding  (October 8th, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA) – Today, Ron Miller, Founder and Managing Director of Disability Group, Inc., the nation’s premier disability […]

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What Will the Judge Use to Decide My Case?

If you are going to a hearing in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ), it is because your earlier applications for disability benefits were denied. These earlier stages are called the “Initial Application” and “Reconsideration” applications, respectively. At this time, you are at the hearing stage of your claim where an ALJ will review […]

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How to Get A Favorable Decision – “On The Record”

Average Wait Times: Unfortunately, applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a long and frustrating process.  The average person can wait up to two years before actually having a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).  The average wait times for the stages leading up to an administrative hearing are as follows: Initial Application: […]

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Senator Clarifies the Findings of Senate Report on Flaws in Awarding Disability Claims

In the Associated Press article, “Report: Social Security Lax on Disability Claims,” it was reported that congressional investigators found some administrative law judges (ALJ) were inadequately reviewing disability applications, and thus, awarding benefits to claimants who might not need them.  The investigators reviewed 300 random cases from Virginia, Alabama, and Oklahoma that were awarded benefits, […]

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The Reconsideration Level: What Is It and How Does It Affect My Claim?

Why Do I Have to File an Appeal for Reconsideration? If your claim is denied at the initial level, you will typically have to have an appeal for “reconsideration” of that decision to proceed with your claim. At the reconsideration level, a disability examiner will further evaluate your claim and make a decision.  As this […]

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Senate Committee Report Distorts Reality of Social Security Disability Awards Process

PRESS RELEASE Contact:              Linda Fisk Company:           Disability Group, Inc. Telephone:          424-243-8337 Email:                  lfisk@disabilitygroup.com Ron Miller, Founder and Managing Director of Disability Group, Inc. Notes the Critical Problems; Echoes Senator Carl Levin’s Concerns (September 26, 2012 – Los […]

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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

When applying for Social Security disability, you will likely have to fill out a disability report describing what you do on a day-to-day basis.  Should your case require you to attend a hearing before an administrative law judge, he or she may also ask questions about how you spend your day. This information is referred […]

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The Outlook of SSDI

In her article, “Social Security Disability Insurance is Vital to Workers with Severe Impairments: Program’s Growth Largely Due to Demographic Factors; Financing Should Be Addressed as Part of Overall Solvency,” The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ Kathy Ruffing makes her case for saving the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) that policymakers and the […]

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Social Security’s Stages of Review

Generally, most individuals applying for Social Security disability benefits will likely go through three stages of review.  If after the third stage of review, a judge decides that an individual is not disabled, that individual may appeal to the Appeals Council.  The first three stages of review are discussed below. 1. Initial Application – At […]

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