Social Security Rules & Definitions

The Importance of Medical Treatment in a Social Security Disability Claim

September 12, 2019 by
The Importance of Medical Treatment in a Social Security Disability Claim

Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

It bears repeating that in order to establish that you are disabled under the Social Security Act, you must have a "medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s)" that has lasted, or can be expected to last, at least a year. This ...

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Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2019

January 18, 2019 by

If you receive Social Security benefits of any kind, you are probably familiar with the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Its purpose is to ensure your benefits keep pace with inflation.

The Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2019 is 2.8%

Social Security rolls out new COLA information ...

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A Great Result in Federal Court for one of our Clients

June 14, 2018 by

We're continuing to represent clients in their Social Security disability claims and had a very good result in a case which we took to federal court recently.

As you may be aware, when a Social Security disability claimant exhausts his or her remedies before the Social Security Administration, the claimant has ...

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New Multiple Sclerosis Listing

September 8, 2017 by

Effective September 29, 2016, the Social Security Administration revised its medical criteria for evaluating neurological disorders.

As you may recall, one way to prove you are disabled is to meet (or equal in severity) one of Social Security's medical listings.  The neurological conditions include: epilepsy, vascular insult to the brain ...

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