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Rescinding Social Security Ruling(SSR) 06-03p Hurts SSD Claimants

This is the fourth of four articles on recently rescinded Social Security Rulings(SSR). This article explains how the rescinding of SSR 06-03p negatively affects claimants.  SSR 06-03p is entitled Titles II and XVI: Considering Opinions and Other Evidence from Sources Who Are Not “Acceptable Medical Sources” in Disability Claims; Considering Decisions on Disability by Other Governmental Read More






Rescinding Ruling SSR 96-6P Doesn’t Help Claimants

This is the third of four articles on recently rescinded Social Security Rulings(SSR). This article explains how the rescinding of SSR 96-6p negatively affects claimants.  SSR 96-6p was titled “Consideration of Administrative Findings of Fact” by State Agency Medical and Psychological Consultants and Other Program Physicians and Psychologist at the Appeals Council Levels of Administrative Read More






The News for Claimants Waiting for Social Security Hearings is Bad

SSD Benefits and the Numbers The Social Security Budget was cut 10% between 2010 and 2016. The number of beneficiaries has gone up 13% in that time. This increase is mainly from Baby Boomers reaching the age of retirement.  The part of the budget that is earmarked for what Social Security calls “integrity activities” has Read More






The High Cost of Being a Heavy Equipment Operator and Social Security Disability Benefits

The cost of being a heavy equipment operator on your body is insurmountable. Simply stating that being a heavy equipment operator is hard on your body does not even begin to describe the effects your body feels after operating a piece of heavy equipment for years. Heavy equipment operators must focus on the jobs they Read More






The Importance of A Medical Source Statement to Your Patient’s Social Security Disability Claim

A patient’s medical file is filled with labs, X-rays, MRIs, statements of diagnosis, treatment plans, detailed notes and a dozen other documents, all which support your medical condition and prove that you are disabled. So why does an attorney need a medical source statement to support your Social Security Disability (SSD) application? Medical Source Statements Read More