17 Aug


Qualifications to obtain SSD benefits from the SSA.

Social Security Disability No comment

Calling the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) office is unlikely to help you understand whether or not you qualify for Social Security Disability. This is because when you call the SSA office you will be speaking with a service representative, who is not qualified to make a determination regarding a person’s disability. That is a decision […]

20 Apr



Social Security Disability No comment

Most people have heard the old adage that ” everyone gets denied at first” when applying for Government Disability—more correctly called Social Security Disability (SSD.) This is not actually correct. The actual nationwide denial rate is around 65% for the first application… meaning you have a 35% chance of winning the case by simply filing an […]

13 Jun


Interesting Data Regarding Social Security Disability Cases and Judges

Social Security Disability No comment

New York ODAR Offices Source: The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) conducts Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearings in 10 different offices in New York. Currently, in New York, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 12.2 months. The average case processing time […]

24 May


SSD and SSI: Two Different Programs

New York Workers Compensation No comment

I’m a bit fussy when it comes to use of the English language. Misplaced apostrophes and bad grammar tend to drive me nutty. One mistake that is commonly made that is not linguistic in nature, however, is the common tendency to say “SSI” when one means “SSD” and vice versa.This is more a product of […]

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