Social Security

Can a 47 year old plumber with arthritis qualify for Social Security disability?

by Patrick Spencer March 24, 2015
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Q: I’m a 47 year old former plumber and my doctor has taken me off work. I have severe arthritis, joint damage, severe allergic reactions, vision issues, a back injury, neck injury, and knee injury. I have filed for unemployment because I need money to pay my bills. I don’t see the doctor regularly because they […]

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It’s easier to win a World Series than get Social Security disability

by Patrick Spencer March 18, 2015

It’s about time someone started focusing on the ways Social Security is failing in its duty to help people with severe disabilities. This is the second in a series by FOX Atlanta that actually does take a balanced approach to what is wrong with the Social Security disability system. Recently there has been too much […]

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Should I hire a lawyer before filing a Social Security disability claim?

by Patrick Spencer March 18, 2015
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Having an experienced disability lawyer help you with your Social Security application can definitely increase your chances of getting approved at the initial stage. There are certain types of information that Social Security needs in order to find you disabled. Our lawyer will make sure that information gets to Social Security when you apply. Our lawyer will advise you on […]

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The truth about applying for Social Security disability

by Patrick Spencer March 16, 2015

Everyone who is applying or thinking about applying for Social Security disability should watch this story. This story highlights what we Social Security disability lawyers already know – that what matters more is which judge you get rather than how disabled you are. That’s right – your case will turn on what judge you get. This story takes […]

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If the judge denies my Social Security claim, can I appeal?

by Patrick Spencer March 12, 2015
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Yes. If you lose your hearing, you can appeal to the Appeals Council, which is part of the Social Security Administration. What is the Appeals Council? The Appeals Council is a panel of judges who review Administrative Law Judge decisions. They don’t hold hearings. They only review your file. The Appeals Council can do one of […]

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