Case Transferred to National Hearing Center

Social Security disability claimants who receive notice that their request for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has been transferred to the National Hearing Center (NHC) sometimes get easily confused about what this means. Request for hearings are transferred to the NHC to help speed up the hearings process when a local hearing’s… Read more »

Working And SSI

  The Social Security disability process typically consists of two different programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The SSDI program provides disabled worker’s benefits based on a worker’s earnings while they were working. The monthly amount is similar to what the worker’s full retirement Social Security benefit would be. Anyone… Read more »

Social Security Employees Seem Pretty Satisfied

Many businesses at some point attempt to gauge the happiness of its employees, and those businesses that don’t, really should. Determining the happiness of employees is a good way to make sure employee retention is high. If a business has a high number of unhappy employees it would serve the business leaders well to determine… Read more »

The Republican Platform On Social Security

Every four years political parties gather for their convention to officially anoint the party’s candidate for president and vice president. As you might be aware we are right in the middle of convention season. Although there are no real surprises as to who will receive the party’s official nomination as there were during conventions decades… Read more »

Social Security Increases In the Future

I don’t know if you would necessarily say this is good news or bad news, but considering increases to Social Security checks on a annual basis is never a given I would lean toward this being good news. Social Security’s Office of chief actuary estimated that a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security… Read more »

Residual Functional Capacity (RFC)

Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) forms can be among the most supportive documents a treating physician can complete. This form shows the treating physician’s opinion of an individual highlighting the various limitations due to medical conditions. Many people often assume that if a physician is supportive that in itself means that you are disabled. However, this… Read more »

New Process to Improve Efficiency for Wounded Veteran Applying for Social Security Disability

Military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Social Security benefits are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs require and separate application process. The expedited process for Social Security applicant is for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October… Read more »

SSA Makes Effort to Protect Young People

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a section on their website dedicated to young people. The SSA has developed various programs to help protect young people even before they have started working. According to the website, approximately 3.2 million children under the age of 18 were receiving monthly benefits from the SSA in 2013 because… Read more »

The 5 Stages of the Social Security Disability Process

In a perfect world, applying for Social Security disability would be quick and painless, but we don’t live in a perfect world. Instead, applying for Social Security disability can be confusing, time consuming and most definitely frustrating. To help you understand the process from beginning to end, below is an outline of the five different… Read more »

Unfamiliar Disability Questionnaires and What to Do With Them

One of the most overwhelming aspects of the Social Security Disability process, we hear from clients, is the request by Social Security to complete various questionnaires related to their activities, work history and how their disabilities limit their ability to work. Although these forms are time consuming, they are an important part of the disability… Read more »