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Am I Eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

Am I Eligible For SSI? I would say that the first (most important) question I receive from prospective clients during consultations is “Am I Eligible For SSI?” Unfortunately, without having the initial consultation, I am only able to give the … Continue reading

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5 Day Rule Letter – WHAT? No worries – our office submits ALL evidence well before 5 days

SSA has started to change procedures and notices to comply with the “5-day rule” regulations. Hearings held on or after May 1, 2017 must comply with the requirement that the ALJ receive or is informed about evidence at least 5 … Continue reading

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Q: What can Social Security do to help me plan for retirement?

Social Security provides great financial planning tools that can help you make informed decisions. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov and open a “My Social Security” account to access your on line Social Security statement. The statement lists your earnings and Social Security taxes … Continue reading

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Q: I applied for a replacement Social Security card last week but have not received it. When should I expect to receive my new card?

Currently, it takes approximately 10-14 days to receive your replacement Social Security card. At the Social Security Administration they are working to protect you, prevent identity theft and insure the integrity of your social security number. To do that SSA … Continue reading

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SSA Begins to Pay Some Surviving Spouse Benefits for Same Sex Couples

Thanks to NOSSCR for this informative piece about Surviving Spouse Benefits for Same Sex Couples…. On December 16, 2013, SSA issued POMS sections authorizing the payment of some surviving spouse and lump sum death payments (LSDP) claims for same-sex married … Continue reading

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Social Security Administrative Law Judge Database

It use to be that when a Social Security case was scheduled for a hearing, you learned the name of the Administrative Law Judge who was going to hear your case.  Unfortunately this changed in the past year for no … Continue reading

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Social Security Administration announces 52 new medical conditions to the Compassionate Allowance List

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced recently that effective August 13, 2012, there will be added to the list of 113 conditions on the Compassionate Allowance List another 52 medical conditions.  Compassionate Allowances are a quick way of identifying diseases … 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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