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January 2018 Archives

Statistically, attorneys really do improve SSD outcomes

A previous post on this blog discussed how, although the situation is improving, there is still a great deal of inconsistency in how administrative law judges decide requests for review after a person gets denied Social Security disability benefits. Some of these judges tend to award benefits in almost every case, while others are much stingier when it comes to handing out benefits, granting them less than half the time.

Some of the most dangerous jobs may be surprising

Over the past decades, there has been a concerted effort to improve workplace safety, for instance, through the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration back in 1970. However, the reality is that some jobs, no matter what safety standards are in place, will just be dangerous.

Shutdowns don't generally affect SSD benefits

Many Florida residents who count on disability benefits or who are applying for Social Security Disability may have heard about the news of a partial government shutdown with concern, even though as it stands, it appears the partial shutdown has passed.

PTSD isn't just something from which soldiers suffer

Many people think of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, as a condition which afflicts soldiers who have seen combat. This is indeed true, and those veterans who suffer from it deserve utmost sympathy and support.

Legal help for those who have suffered emotional trauma

Some of the biggest wounds veterans and other people who have experienced trauma face are not physical. In fact, a person who may seem fine on the outside may be completely torn up emotionally because of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, or on account of some other condition that stems from a traumatic event.

Can my Social Security disability benefit be garnished?

While this blog has talked a lot about what residents of Central Florida can do to obtain disability benefits through the Social Security Administration, it also important for disabled Floridians who need disability to understand what could happen to their monthly payments once they obtain them.

New report suggests more consistency needed in SSA decisions

There has been a lot of talk in the news about how long it takes for a Florida resident, as well as those in other parts of the country, to get a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge after having an application for disability benefits denied.

Benefits are possible for people with ADHD

A previous post on this blog discussed how our office has represented parents of children who have serious ADHD or other neurological conditions in getting disability benefits for their children through the Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, program.