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Severely disabled client undergoes four-year roller coaster ride to get SSD benefits

By Social Security Disability

When “Mary” first applied for Social Security Disability, she was suffering from severe physical impairments due to degenerative disc disease, cervical stenosis, neuropathy, chronic low back pain, and had developed an anxiety disorder.  Mary provided the Office of Disability and Review (ODAR), with copious records to prove her case, went…

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SSA revises rules for SSD claims, making process more consistent

By Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has revised its rules regarding Social Security Disability (SSD) claims so procedures at the hearing and Appeals Council levels of the administrative review process are consistent nationwide. The agency anticipates these new procedures will enable them to administer disability programs more efficiently and better serve…

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AALJ Demands Judicial Integrity Required by the APA

By Social Security Disability

[youtube_sc url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyyyiDPA7Ec”] Speech of Rita Eppler at Judges’ Training Conference AALJ was asked to participate in the Administrative Law Judges training conducted by SSA in Baltimore during July and August 2014.  Judge Rita Eppler the AALJ National Grievance Chair spoke concerning judicial independence and the Administrative Procedure Act to the judges…

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Recent reports on abuse of SSD are unfair and in accurate

By Social Security Disability

Buffalo, NY — Recent sensationalized reports inferring the Social Security Disability *(SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs are being abused are blatantly incorrect, according to Jeffrey Freedman, managing partner, Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys at Law, PLLC, and member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (NOSSCR). “These reports…

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