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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Congressional Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham Escorted from Albuquerque’s Social Security Office: Part 1

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How do I schedule, reschedule, or cancel an appointment?

May 7, 2014 … at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; or. Contacting your local Social Security office.

This what happen on Thursday, October 8, 2016, when Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham walked into Albuquerque’s Social Security Office, just like an ordinary person who needs help, unfortunately, she did not receive a nice welcome after an hour of waiting, then she was escorted out by the building federal officers.

Below is what Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham experienced and witness at the Albuquerque’s Social Security Office:

It is the worst behavior she ever encounters and personally witnesses in this particular job.

This happen when Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham was taking a 90-year-old woman to her Social Security Office appointment in Albuquerque, Mexico.

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham wanted to keep her identity concealed in order to see with her own eyes how the Albuquerque’s Social Security Office is handling their requests.

After Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham and the 90-year-old elderly woman waited an hour, they received help but then got taken by surprise with two armed federal officers tapping her.  They tested Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham about her having access and the right to be in the Albuquerque’s Social Security Administration.

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham informed the two armed federal officers she is a citizen and has every right to be in a public building.

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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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Social Security Benefits Pay Schedule for 2017

Schedule Of Social Security Benefit Payments 2017

Schedule Social Security Benefit payments for 2017.  Payments are paid on your birth date the second Wednesday 1st – 10th and the third Wednesday 11th – 20th of every month.

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“How to win your Social Security Disability without an Attorney” eBook Quotes Part 3

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“How to win your Social Security Disability without an Attorney” eBook Quotes Part 3

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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, Supplemental Security Income appeal case, or how to handle the Social Security Office, it can also help you with your initial claim.

Writing the list felt so good. It felt even better checking things off when I executed them. Then my therapist had me write out a bucket list and it felt good writing down all the things I would like to do before my time is up. Thus far I have checked off the following: having an income (Social Security Disability Approved), writing my bucket list, building my sisterhood back up, writing this book, pay some bills off, catching the bus, and learning how to be out in public again.”

“My name is Melva, and I wrote a self-help book “How to win your Social Security Disability without an Attorney” to help people get their cases reviewed and onto a Decision Writer’s desk for a decision from the the Social Security Office without an Attorney or a scheduled court date hearing.  The reason why I decided to write the book is because I had to fight my own Social Security Disability Appeal case and got approved by following the steps in the book.  In my state, the waiting period is 2 to 3 years at the Social Security Office which I could not afford to lose everything I ever owned.  I told a friend if I win my SSD Appeal case, I am going to write a book to help others.”

Now you have a better understanding of the Social Security Office Disability 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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“How to win your Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) without an Attorney” eBook Quotes Part 2


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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available to individuals who are disabled and can’t work.
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 SSDI or SSI appeal case, it can also help you with your initial claim. 

“I started having really bad anxiety and depression, which caused me to avoid my friends and family members. It shut me down from society and I stayed in the house alone 24/7. The depression started to take a toll on me. So I sought out a mental health therapist in November 2014.”

“I could not afford to wait two to three years for a SSDI appeal court date. I did not want to sign all my rights to an SSDI attorney. I wanted to decide my own fate and it paid off for me. Yes, I got approved for my Social Security Disability in August 2015.” 

“If I wait two to three years for a court date, I will be homeless, with no food to eat and no money.”

”Finally, I had substantial evidence to prove my physical disability to the ODAR Office.”

“The moral of my story is to never allow the Office of Disability Adjudication Review (ODAR) office stop or discourage you from winning your Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI). It took me nine months of surfing the internet to gather up bits and pieces of information to help me win my case with an “on the record review.”

“Then I started thinking about getting a job, but I knew my disability would not allow me to walk without pain and I would be setting myself up for failure.”

Now you have a better understanding of the Social Security Administration 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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“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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Deciding if you want to Represent Yourself for Your Social Security Disability Appeal Case: Part 4

Judge, how long will it take to get a written decision in the mail? I do not know, just go home and watch out for the mailman.

Judge, how long will it take to get a written decision in the mail? I do not know, just go home and watch out for the mailman.

Please keep this in mind provide Social Security Administration with as much relevant medical evidence documents as possible.

How to Prepare for a Disability Hearing:  Some disability claims are approved at the hearing level.  A hearing is carried out in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who will review the medical evidence you submitted, and listen to your disability argument.

The Administrative Law Judge will question you about your medical condition and may be asked to clarify the questions about your medical records.  At the hearing, there will be a vocational expert (VE) at the hearing.  A vocational expert is a person who is experienced to give him or her opinion about the types of job you can or cannot work due to your physical and mental limitations.  The Administrative Law Judge will take the vocational expert opinion on whether you are unable or able to work.

At the hearing, you must be ready to explain any inconsistencies you may have in your medical records.  Also, you must be prepared to cross-examine the vocational expert if he or she testifies you are able to work.

The Appeals Council and Federal Appeals:  If the Administrative Law Judge denies your claim by mistake, then you can request the Appeals Council (AC) to review the judge decision, however, the Appeal Council is not required to review the decision if they  think it is not necessary.  If the Appeal Council denied your claim or refuse to review the Administrative Law Judge decision then you can appeal your case to the federal district court.  Unfortunately the Social Security Administration will not help you with the federal appeal, however, please follow all of the court rules carefully, if you do not then your complaint will be dismissed.  This is where it make sense to hire a disability attorney for the Appeal Council or federal court hearing.

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Deciding if you want to Represent Yourself for Your Social Security Disability Appeal Case: Part 3

The Social Security Disability determination process. Many Social Security Disability initial claims are processed through a network of local Social Security Administration (SSA) field offices and State agencies are usually called Disability Determination Services or (DDSs).

The Social Security Disability determination process. Many Social Security Disability initial claims are processed through a network of local Social Security Administration (SSA) field offices and State agencies are usually called Disability Determination Services or (DDSs).

Recognized Other Ways to Getting Approved for SSDI or SSI

There are other ways to win your claim even if you are unable to get approved under a blue book listing. Below are some examples:

The Grids: Are a series of tables that helps Social Security to find out if an applicant is disabled or not disabled is determine by an applicant’s education, the skill level of their work history, person’s physical residual functional capacity, and age. The only time when Social Security used the grids is when an applicant is unable to do their past work, however, it is useful for getting older claimants approved for their disability benefits.

The combination of Impairments: Many claimants have more than one disability that prevents them from working. If this applies to you, then the Social Security Administration will consider the combined effects to all of your medical conditions on your ability to work or not. The Social Security Administration will review your RFC report in your file to determine if you can still work.

The combination of non-exertional and exertional limitations: An exertional limitation is an affects your ability to do the physical job requirements like carrying, lifting, standing, and sitting. Non-exertional limitations have an affect your ability to do mental and emotional requirements of a job by getting along with your boss, co-workers, and following directions. If your medical condition has both non-exertional and exertional impairments, then Social Security Administration will combine both effects on your ability to work a job. The more disability limitations a claimant has, it is most likely they will get approved.

Please keep this in mind provide Social Security Administration with as much relevant medical evidence documents as possible….

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