Monthly Archives: April 2012

NOSSCR Philadelphia Conference May 2 -5, 2012

The 66th national conference on Social Security law is going to be held in Philadelphia, PA on May 2 – 5, 2012.  I’m taking the train on Wednesday May 2, 2012 from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia.  The train should arrive in … Continue reading

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Butler County Pennsylvania – Child or Spousal Support and the Disabled or those Applying for Disability

In Butler County Pennsylvania in order to modify an existing support obligation, you must be able to say that there has been a SUBSTANTIAL CHANGE IN CIRCUMSTANCES since your last hearing or conference.  If you have an impairment (mental or … Continue reading

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AGE CHILD CAN DECIDE WHICH PARENT HE WANTS TO LIVE WITH IN PENNSYLVANIA

              The Pennsylvania Courts in child custody cases must consider the “best interests” of the child.  Often times parents say to me – I have talked with my child about this, and my child … Continue reading

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100 days until Sharkfest Swim – Butler Social Security Attorney to Swim from Alcatraz

Yes indeed – in 100 days – the event will be here – the swim from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco.  Some of you have asked why a Butler PA Social Security Attorney and Family Lawyer would want to do … Continue reading

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My Doctor says I’m disabled. . . So Why is Social Security saying I’m Not?

While your doctors’ opinions are important, the Social Security Administration has its own definition for disability – you must have a physical or mental health problem or a combination of problems severe enough to keep you from working any job that … Continue reading

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Social Security for Back Pain

Oh my aching back. . . the question is can you receive Social Security benefits based on back pain?  There are three ways that you can win a Social Security claim based on back pain:  meet a listing; show that … Continue reading

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Guardianship versus Power of Attorney

The guardianship process is often described as the option of last resort in protecting an incapacitated person.  An incapacitated person is an adult whose ability to receive and evaluate information effectively and communicate decisions in any way is impaired to … Continue reading

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NOSSCR in Philadelphia May 2012

  The next National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) conference is going to be held in Philadelphia.  Home of the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross, the U.S. Constitution Center, Independence Hall, the Philly steak sandwich, new home for NBA … Continue reading

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