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October 29, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Denied Social Security Benefits? SSDI Attorney Advises ]
Tulsa, OK If you have been denied Social Security Benefits, Eric Brown, Oklahoma Social Security attorney at Garret Law Offices, advises that you seek legal help before you appeal. And because there are no legal costs involved, many people hire Brown during the initial process. "We are only paid if back pay is awarded," says Brown, "and we don't take any portion of your ongoing monthly benefits." In other words, he only gets compensated if you are awarded a lump sum.
December 3, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Accepting Social Security Disability Benefits ]
Newark, NJ Moments prior to a jury selection, a Livingston, New Jersey, man pleaded guilty in an $800,000 investment scheme in addition to unlawfully receiving social security disability benefits, the Star-Ledger reports.
September 21, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ A Hero's Widow Is Forced to Wait for Benefits ]
Albuquerque, NM A common problem with social security disability is the delay many Americans encounter in obtaining their SSDI benefits after applying for them. It is such a problem that Congress included funds in last year's economic stimulus measure in an effort to process a backlog of claims. This year the Obama Administration seeks an additional $350 million to help funnel applications for Social Security benefits more quickly to those in need.
August 31, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ AARP Survey: Young Americans Support Social Security ]
Washington, DC A poll conducted by the AARP to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Social Security revealed that 90 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 said they felt that the social program was important.
August 16, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Some Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Must Wait Years for Medicare ]
Menlo Park, CA A recent study revealed that many people under the age of 65 who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are struggling to get by.
May 6, 2010. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Social Security Disability: If at First You Don't Succeed… ]
Washington, DC If at first you are denied social security disability benefits, try again. About 60 percent of all initial claims are denied, but social security disability attorneys can help you appeal and win a social security benefits or SSI disability claim.
May 1, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ California Senator Calls for an End to Lengthy Backlog of Social Security Disability Claims ]
Washington, DC Speaking before a joint congressional hearing earlier this week, Democratic Representative Bob Filner tasked his fellow members of Congress with ending the excessive backlog of social security disability claims.
April 16, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ One Applicant Waited Five Years for Social Security Disability Benefits ]
Syracuse, NY How long is a reasonable wait for social security disability (SSD) benefits? A few months? A year? One man in Syracuse, New York waited more than 500 days—and he's not the only one.
March 30, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Read [ Managers Pressured to Approve Applications for Social Security Disability Claims ]
Birmingham, AL A recent audit by the Social Security Administration's inspector general indicates that managers at the main state office that evaluates Social Security disability claims repeatedly pressured medical consultants to approve more cases for benefits.
March 19, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Dying Woman Forced to Wait for Social Security Disability Benefits ]
Farmington, NH The rules that govern the distribution of social security disability are forcing a 47-year-old woman dying of cancer to wait five months for her benefits—even though she was approved for aid in January and was found to have become disabled under administration rules November 1. Heather Russell will finally take delivery of her first check on May 19.
- Hurry Up and Wait for SSDI Benefits By Gordon Gibb (Jan-13-10)
- Ground Zero Worker Received SSDI Benefits Three Years After 9/11 By Gordon Gibb (Sep-13-09)
- Mississippi Man Has Opposite SSDI Problem: Payments Won't STOP By Gordon Gibb (Aug-28-09)
- Social Security Disability Can Take Years—But a Lawyer Can Help By Gordon Gibb (Apr-2-09)
- Attorney Charles Binder: Advocate for The Disabled By Brenda Craig (Oct-4-08)