Social Security Administration Publishes New Regulations Regarding Submission of Evidence

Starting April 20, 2015, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will require disability claimants to submit any written evidence no later than five business days before the date of their scheduled hearing. It also requires representatives to submit all known evidence that relates to whether the person is disabled – whether it is supportive of disability…


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Why Age Is So Important In Deciding Whether A Person Is Disabled

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Workers Compensation is not a Windfall

Imagine working 40 hours a week at a job that pays you $8.00 per hour when you are involved in a work-related accident that results in your entire index finger being amputated. Now imagine receiving a call from the workers’ compensation insurance company and being offered only $8,537.60 as compensation for this terrible and life…