Choosing the right Social Security Disability Attorney or Advocate: Part 1

Social Security Disability Attorney

There are a growing number of Lawyers who are stepping up and providing early stage help for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Disability (SSI) initial claim..

Applying for Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be challenging difficult process. Today there are more than 1.3 million people in the queue, waiting to get approved for their SSDI or SSI. Many claimants do not know the disability process.  Have to wait an average 2 to 4 years for a court hearing.

Although some SSDI/SSI cases are clear-cut. Having unclear answers or incomplete details.  May move slow through the disability process. By the same token, a large number of disability applications get denied for the very same reasons. That’s when claimants seek legal representation. When choosing a good SSD Attorney or a self-help book it can help you navigate through the system faster. Always remember to look before you leap into hiring a Lawyer.

Get Help Early

Thus, claimants have no reason to seek help when filing an initial SSDI application. Because some attorneys will only accept SSDI or SSI clients who initial claim got denied. There are a growing number of Lawyers who are stepping up and providing early stage help. Complete the Activities of the Daily Living Questionnaire in detail on your application. This form level can be very intimidating to someone who is not familiar with the process. Do not hesitate to get help to complete the application. Because it can increase your chances of getting approved and to avoid the appeal process.

Finding a Good Representative

Seek an Attorney, Advocate, or an organization for SSDI or SSI appeal case.  Make sure the organizations have experience to handle Social Security Disability claims. The benefit of working with a law firm is the legal muscle to back your disability benefits claim.

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Social Security Disability Advocate Part 2

However, your Social Security Disability Advocate can help you file a Request for Reconsideration. He or she can represent you at your appeal hearing before an Administration Law Judge if they have the experience to do so.

However, your Social Security Disability Advocate can help you file a Request for Reconsideration.  He or she can represent you at your appeal hearing before an Administration Law Judge if they have the experience to do so.  Be sure to ask the Social Security Disability Advocate will they represent you in court first.  If your Social Security Disability Income appeal case is denied then your Disability Advocate can represent you before the Appeal Council Review if necessary or help with your case before a Federal Court hearing.

When you request the Appeal Council to review the Administrative Law Judge decision, they will decide if it is necessary to review your case or not to review your case.  It is good to get new relevant medical documents to submit to the Appeal Council Review.

A Disability Advocate may be a Social Security Disability lawyer or simply a professional who helps people with their disability initial claims and appeal case.  However, if your Disability Advocate is an attorney, then he or she may represent you in your Federal Court proceedings.

There are no laws requiring you to utilize a Disability Advocate during the appeal process, but you will find it to your advantage.  By having a Disability Advocate will increase your chances of having your claim accepted on time when you have a competent representation.

Please keep this in mind a Disability Advocate will not charge any out of pocket money.  The Disability Advocate is paid 25% or $6,000 maximum of any Social Security Disability back pay which is issued before you get your back pay money.  So do the math a self-help digital eBook will cost $19.99 and up which is probably better because you can fight your own Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income initial claim or appeal case.  Also, purchasing a Social Security Disability self-help eBook will save you money in the long run too.

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Social Security Payment Schedule 2017

Social Security Payment Schedule 2017

Social Security Disability, Social Security Retirement, and Supplemental Security Income 2017 payment schedule.  Benefits will be paid on your Birth date the Second Wednesday 1st – 10th, Third Wednesday 11th – 20th.

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Veteran Health Records Now Available without Delay for Social Security Benefits

Our Mission: Deliver Social Security services that meet the changing needs of Veterans.

 

The Social Security Administration is always finding new ways to provide world-class service to veteransSocial Security Administration now can receive Veterans and eligible family member’s medical records electronically from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by using a Health Information Technology (Health IT) for their Social Security Disability Benefits.

However, SSA receives request close to 15 million medical records from healthcare organizations to make a decision on about three million Social Security disability benefits claims annually.  Which brings Health IT up to speed and power of electronic medical records to the Social Security Disability Benefits determination process.  By obtaining medical records through Health IT SSA can receive medical records in minutes.

The Social Security Administration have added the Veteran Administration to the Department of Defense to more than 50 other Health IT partners, which makes about 7,000 facilities across the United States that provide the SSA with electronic health records.  After the Social Security Administration received medical records electronically, then they speed up claims processing time and reducing manual efforts.  However, Health IT has obtained records for hundreds of thousands of disability claims.

The Social Security Administration goal is to continuously expand the number of healthcare organization and federal agencies to provide electronic health records to the SSA within a safe and secure environment in order to meet the needs to their customers.

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Congressional Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham Escorted from Albuquerque’s Social Security Office: Part 2

 

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They asked Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham to leave the Albuquerque’s Social Security Office building.  After a few more minutes the officers booted Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham from the building by escorting her and the 90-year-old woman out and then held a conversation with her.

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham said it was done purposefully and deliberately.

However, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham spent her last day trying to get a reason why they treated her and the 90-year-old woman in that manner from the Federal Protective Services, A division of the Department of Homeland Security, and the Social Security Administration, with no luck of getting an explanation.

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham took action on Twitter after the incident occurred and started to blast the departments she contacted for an explanation of the treatment they received.

Just think if they treated Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham in that manner, imagine how they treat every single beneficiary that comes into the Albuquerque’s Social Security Office.

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham vowed that the fight is not over yet because she is going to file formal complaints against the Albuquerque’s Social Security Office and would like a full investigation and explanation of the incident occurred from the Office of the Inspector General completed ASAP.

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How To Save Money with Social Security Medicare B 2017 premium cost?

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Where will Medicare costs go in 2017?

Nov 7, 2016 People are asking me where Medicare costs, specifically Part B premiums and Part B and D high-income surcharges, are going in 2017.

 

The 2017 standard Medicare Part B portion premium will be $134.00 or higher depending on your income.  Although most people who receive Social Security benefits will pay less amount for their Medicare Part B.  Due to Medicare Part B premium increased more than the cost-of-living-adjustment increase Social Security benefits for 2017.  Which is a mere 0.3 percent for the COLA?  You can save money from your Medicare Part B by having the premium deducted from your monthly Social Security benefit check, which can result in paying less an average of $109.00 per month,  Call your local Social Security Office and they will tell you the amount to pay for your Medicare Part B in 2017.

You will pay the standard Medicare Part B premium amount if:

  • You enrolled in Medicare Part B for the first time in 2017.
  • You did not receive Social Security benefits.
  • You are directly billed from your insurance provider for Medicare Part B premiums.
  • You’re Medicare Part B and Medicaid pays your standard premium amount of $134.00 if eligible for state assistance.
  • If your reported income on your IRS tax return from 2 years ago is above a certain amount then you will pay the standard premium amount and an Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) is an extra charge added to your premium.

Here is what you will pay if you are in 1 of these 5 groups below.

If your yearly income in 2015 (for what you pay in 2017) was You pay each month (in 2017)
File individual tax return File joint tax return File married & separate tax return
$85,000 or less $170,000 or less $85,000 or less $134
above $85,000 up to $107,000 above $170,000 up to $214,000 Not applicable $187.50
above $107,000 up to $160,000 above $214,000 up to $320,000 Not applicable $267.90
above $160,000 up to $214,000 above $320,000 up to $428,000 above $85,000 and up to $129,000 $348.30
above $214,000 above $428,000 above $129,000 $428.60

F 2017 Medicare Part B deductible will be approximate $183.00.  After the deductible is met, then you will typically pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for most physician services that include hospital inpatient stays, outpatient therapy, and medical equipment.

There may be limits for occupational therapy, speech-language pathology services, and physical therapy for 2017.  Call your health insurance provider to find out the limits on the services above.

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“How to win your Social Security Disability without an Attorney” eBook Quotes Part 1

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To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Then you must have a medical condition that …

Below are quotes from my Digital eBook How to win your Social Security Disability without any attorney to read and learn how it really helps me with my appeal case.  Not only it can help you with your Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income appeal case, it can also help you with your initial claim.

“The attorney told me his firm has so many SSD back log cases that they are unable to win in court for their clients. That’s the reason I did not hire an attorney that would take 25% of my back pay and decide my fate.”

“Some attorneys have so many clients that there is no way they can keep up with all of them. For example, I called an out of town attorney to asked him what is a Decision Writers position at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). He did not have a clue what I was talking about.” 

“The case manager I had was lazy and he did not volunteer what information and documents I would need in order to get approved.”

“After my little interview was over, the healthcare professional appointed by the Social Security Office, told me to go in the bathroom to wash my face and said goodbye to me.”

“And some attorneys do not inform you that you need to fax or mail all medical notes from your Primary Care Physician (PCP) and Specialists to them or the Social Security Disability Office.”

Some attorneys do not answer your phone calls, emails or give you an update on your case, and tell you what documents you may need for substantial evidence to prove you are indeed disabled and can no longer work.”

Now you have a better understanding of the SSD process through the quotes, you are able to fight your own case by utilizing the steps in the digital eBook “How to win your Social Security Disability without an Attorney.”  All you have to do at this point is to go to the website and purchase the eBook today and start working on your disability initial claim or appeal case.

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