Social Security Disability

Impact of Coronavirus on Consultative Examinations in Social Security Disability Claims

During most claims for SSDI and SSI disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will require claimants to attend a consultative examination (CE) with a doctor assigned by SSA.  The purpose of the CE is to provide the SSA or an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) will additional medical information to determine what the individual’s impairments …

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Should I Agree to a Telephone Hearing?

In response to the current coronavirus pandemic, the Social Security Administration has been forced to modify how it handles disability claims pending at the hearing level.  In response to the numerous shelter-in-place/stay at home orders and social distancing regulations implemented throughout the United States, all Social Security offices and hearing offices have been closed to …

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With SSA Office Closures, Here’s How You Can Still Get Help With SSD

The spread of COVID-19, the Coronavirus, has greatly impacted individuals and businesses across the United States. In an effort to slow and ultimately stop the spread of the virus, businesses, including the Social Security Administration’s field office network, have been forced to temporarily shut down. Despite office closures, SSA will continue to offer its services …

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Proposed Disability Benefits Policy Changes Could Cause Thousands to Lose Benefits

As the law currently stands, recipients of social security disability benefits are obligated to demonstrate their continued disability and subsequent eligibility every few years. Under a new change proposed by the current administration, examinations of certain disability benefit recipients would take place more frequently. In its proposal, the administration claimed that the extra reviews would …

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World Mental Health Day 2019: Mental Disorders & Social Security Disability Benefits

World Mental Health Day, recognized on October 10 each year, serves as an opportunity for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma. Most people can understand the difficulty that may come with working with a visible injury, such as a broken leg. However, it can be difficult for some people to understand …

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Henson Fuerst Commemorates 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

This year marks the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On this day in 1990, the ADA was signed into law in order to protect individuals with disabilities in many areas of life including jobs, schools, public or private locations, or transportation. In recognition of this day, Henson Fuerst shares with its readers …

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Social Security Disability: Avoid These Common Mistakes

The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits is tough. Sometimes, your own actions can make the application process more difficult. The Social Security Administration will look for any reason to reject your claim—making an already difficult process even harder. Here are the most important things to avoid when you pursue your Social Security …

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Important Tips to Keep in Mind When Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits can be a long and difficult process that millions of Americans go through every year. Unfortunately, almost 70% of all disability benefits claims are initially denied. This is why it is important to hire an experienced disability benefits lawyer to help you through the process from the start, which …

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Don’t Wait Until Your Social Security Disability Hearing to Hire an Experienced Attorney

People in need of Social Security Disability benefits often ask, “Do I need to hire an attorney during the first two stages of the process, or just when I am scheduled for a hearing?” While some attorneys recommend waiting until the hearing level to hire an attorney, we at Henson Fuerst feel that you should …

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