The Social Security Administration has two different programs that are designed to be safety nets for people who are too sick or injured to work. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): SSDI is only available to people who have a sufficient work history. Generally you need to work at least five out of the last 10 [...]
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 [...]
I was disheartened to read a recent article in Forbesmagazine concerning Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) fraud. The piece by Richard Finger was extremely misleading and is likely to give an uninformed reader a very distorted picture of how the SSDI system actually works. The article reads like a propaganda piece written by someone who has no actual [...]
As an attorney who represents Social Security Disability applicants on a daily basis, I was very disturbed by a recent 60 Minutes piece, which falsely portrayed the way the Social Security Disability (SSD) system works. The segment was misleading in several ways and failed to provide any sense of balance in its approach to the subject. Here are the issues [...]