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Backlog for SSI Claims – Across the Nation

SSI backlog: Thousands around Philly waiting more than two years for disability hearing January 7, 2018 by Claudia Vargas Using a cane to balance her steps, Adrianne Gunter made her way to a small courtroom on the 21st floor of a Center City building where a judge awaited via video screen. Gunter had been waiting 788 […]

Posted on: January 8, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments Continue Reading

Clients need help filing Social Security disability claims

Dec 27, 2017 @ 11:30 am By Mary Beth Franklin When financial advisers discuss Social Security benefits, it is usually in the context of counseling clients when to claim retirement benefits and the impact of that decision on the amount of survivor benefits for the remaining spouse. But one of the Social Security program’s most valuable features […]

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The Standard for Proving Your Child is Disabled

Child’s Disability Cases are Very Complicated and the Legal Standard is Far Different from Adult Disability Cases To be found disabled, within the meaning of sections 1602 and 1614(a)(3)(C) of the Social Security Act (“Act”) the child must suffer from a medically determinable physical or mental impairment (or combination of impairments) that results in marked […]

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Mapping the Growth of Disability Claims in America

Mapping the Growth of Disability Claims in America Where jobs vanish, disability insurance is the safety net. by Brendan Greeley December 16, 2016, 10:24 AM MST If you’ve paid into Social Security, become injured or sick, and can no longer earn more than $1,130 a month, you can get a monthly subsidy from Social Security’s […]

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Waiting Times to Get a Disability Hearing Are Getting Longer

Social Security Recently Completed an Audit and Found that Hearing Wait Times are Increasing Here is some information from their report: “The hearings and appeals process has experienced worsening timeliness and growing backlogs. For instance, the average processing time for a hearing increased 27 percent from 426 days at the end of FY 2010 to […]

Posted on: November 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments Continue Reading

Our Community Outreach & Causes

Question: What community causes and outreach organizations do you support? I’ve been really lucky. Since I have moved to Arizona, I have had opportunities to be involved in this community right from the beginning. In my early days I was in Junior League, which is a fantastic organization for women under forty. Back in the […]

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