Monthly Archives: March 2012

Journaling is not a dirty word

From time to time I ask certain clients to keep a journal to keep track of their symptoms over time, to keep track of their “good” days versus “bad” days.  For certain impairments like fibromyalgia, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, pain, chronic … Continue reading

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No Hearings Scheduled after May 1 – WHY?

Yesterday I looked at my inhouse docket – a list of all of my pending Social Security cases – and wondered why I only had a few hearings scheduled.  Decided to call the ODAR where most of my hearings are … Continue reading

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News: She’s Diving in again – Smith to Swim the Escape from Alcatraz

Recently we posted again the link to the 2005 article about Attorney Elizabeth A. Smith’s swim from Alcatraz.  Attorney Smith is preparing again to undertake this challenge in July, 2012.  Keep checking back to read about her training and progress … Continue reading

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Social Security Administration Halts Annual Statement Mailings

In 2011 the Social Security Administration (SSA) stopped mailing to all Americans under the age of 60 the annual statement that let them know what their monthly SS check would be at retirement.  The annual statement also let them know … Continue reading

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House Hearing on March 20, 2012 regarding How Disability Decisions Are Made

The House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee will hold a hearing to focus on how disability decisions are made.  The hearing will focus on the initial disability determination levels.  That is the level where almost all Claimants are denied.  … Continue reading

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