Hearings

SSA Puts the Kaibosh on Internet Searching

by Patrick Spencer June 20, 2012
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We’ve warned readers about protecting your online profiles on Social Media sites. You could be blindsided by an ALJ who questions you at your hearing about something that appeared on Facebook. It has already happened to some claimants. Even federal courts have cited internet-information that it found about a plaintiff in a Social Security appeal […]

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Things a Judge Will Not Consider at Your Disability Hearing

by Patrick Spencer September 2, 2010

If you have applied for Social Security disability you probably don’t realize that many of the real-world circumstances you find yourself in won’t be considered by the judge that will hear your case. The judge won’t consider: That you cannot find a job The fact that there are no job openings where you live That […]

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Colorado Social Security Applicants May Wait Longer than Ever for a Hearing

by Patrick Spencer December 1, 2009

As you may know, delays in Social Security cases are common. With more and more people applying for government benefits due to the recession, Social Security offices are seeing a huge increase in applications. SSA thinks that close to 3 million claims will be filed nationwide in 2009. While the hearing offices have made a dent […]

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