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What You Should Know About Continuing Disability Reviews

The Social Security Administration (SSA) routinely conducts continuing disability reviews (CDRs) on recipients of social security disability benefits. The purpose of the CDR is to determine whether you are still eligible for benefits. How frequently your case will be subject to CDRs depends on the nature and severity of your disability, along with the likelihood Read More






10 Guidelines You Should Use for Answering a Social Security Function Report

Our firm has been helping claimants receive Social Security Disability benefits for over 25  years. In our experience, there are details that can help or hurt you when completing paperwork during the process. Here are some guidelines for you to use when answering questions contained in a Social Security Function report. Guideline 1: Tell the Read More






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This is the fourth of four articles on recently rescinded Social Security Rulings(SSR).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This is the third of four articles on recently rescinded Social Security Rulings(SSR).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