Knowing that you are going to a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge usually brings about two reactions in our clients: (1) they are thrilled that their case will finally be heard, because the wait for a hearing can take more than a year; and (2) they are nervous because they do not [...]
Social Security Disability Insurance Hearings: What Happens When the Applicant Himself is a No-Show?
Many people applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits have mental disabilities. Mental health problems can impair a person’s functioning, causing crippling anxiety and stress, which is often exacerbated by the inability to work or form social connections. They often become isolated, which worsens their anxiety and can result [...]
There are many workers eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) who, for various reasons, never proceed with all the steps necessary to receive their benefits. In addition to the physical suffering, being injured or disabled for a long time can take an emotional and financial toll on anyone, which is why it is important [...]
We are fortunate in this country that our government provides assistance to those members of society who are no longer able to work due to a disability. The federal government’s Social Security Disability program acts as a safety net for those individuals by providing: Monthly stipends for the disabled person; Monthly stipends for qualifying family [...]