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February 2012 In the News

February 2012 In the News

On Wednesday 2/29/12 Howard Ankin and Scott Goldstein attended lecture on Professional Transport, Gruszeckza and Patel Appellate Court cases. On […]

Disability Benefits for Children

Disability Benefits for Children

Parents of children with disabilities face a number of concerns – fears regarding the prognosis for their child’s condition, undergoing […]

SSA Decides Not to Inform Claimants of Assigned ALJ Before Hearing

SSA Decides Not to Inform Claimants of Assigned ALJ Before Hearing

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently instituted a policy that it will no longer provide prior notification of the Administrative […]

Importance of Medical Information in SSDI case

Importance of Medical Information in SSDI case

One of the most important things you can do to help improve your chances of success when filing a social […]

January Is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January Is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is cervical cancer awareness month.  In 2011, nearly 13,000 women throughout the country are diagnosed with cervical cancer and […]

SSA Calls for Independent Review of Federal Disability System

SSA Calls for Independent Review of Federal Disability System

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently commissioned an independent review of the federal disability system due to concerns that the […]

Why Extending the Payroll Tax Cuts Could Hurt Disabled Americans

Why Extending the Payroll Tax Cuts Could Hurt Disabled Americans

Many Americans saw a slight increase to their paychecks during 2011 due to a one-year reduction to the Social Security […]

Studies Show Correlation between SSDI and Unemployment Claims

Studies Show Correlation between SSDI and Unemployment Claims

Is there a correlation between unemployment and social security disability claims? Two new studies show that there is a link […]

Increasing the Likelihood of a Successful Social Security Disability Application

Increasing the Likelihood of a Successful Social Security Disability Application

Before applying for social security disability benefits – whether Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – […]

Importance of Medical Opinions in Social Security Disability Application Process

Importance of Medical Opinions in Social Security Disability Application Process

Denials of an application for social security disability benefits are common occurrences.  If an application is denied, the applicant may […]

Expansion of conditions eligible for “Compassionate Allowance” program

Expansion of conditions eligible for “Compassionate Allowance” program

On December 10, 2011, 13 new conditions will be added to the Compassionate Allowances list (CAL), increasing the number of […]