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NOSSCR Letter re Shutdown

This is a letter concerning the potential government shutdown from the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) to its members: January 18, 2018 Dear NOSSCR Members, Since the government is funded through January 19th and Congress has not yet passed an extension to the continuing resolution to keep the government open after that…

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Social Security Disability and SSI – will I get Medicare or Medicaid?

One of the major benefits of winning your disability claim is that health care coverage comes with the disability package. But is it Medicare or Medicaid? For Social Security Disability Insurance, it’s Medicare.  Medicare is the earned-benefit program for Americans aged 65 or older, or disabled. Workers pay into Medicare throughout their working years. The…

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Bah, Humbug!

I think there maybe is a little bit of the Holiday Depressive in all of us. It might be due to ill health, the loss of loved ones, the loss of youth, disappointed expectations, or simply fond memories that only others have. But for those who are facing medical challenges and disability, taken together with…

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Taking it to the House

We have a new television commercial on the airways in which John Basilone stands in a courtroom and assures folks that if insurance companies won’t offer his clients what an accidental injury claim is worth, he is more than willing to present the case to a jury. Well, he means it, as this past week…

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Is it time to get back to work on Medicaid expansion?

Social Security disability lawyers in Virginia constantly struggle with the Catch-22 disability claimants get caught up in by the lack of affordable health care in the state. To be successful in proving disability, a claimant must have medical evidence from treating doctors that establishes a severe level of impairment. But health care through Medicare and…

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John Goss is appointed to the NOSSCR Board of Directors

Goss & Fentress is proud to announce that John Goss has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives.  Formed in 1979, NOSSCR has grown ever since in membership and in the services it provides. Today, NOSSCR has more than 3,000 Social Security Disability attorney members in…

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Is Social Security Disability Insurance being “tort-reformed”?

    The Social Security Administration is an insurance company, albeit one that is publicly-owned and government operated. Therefore, much of the agency’s institutional behavior can best be understood if you look at the motivations underlying various actions in that light.     The Social Security Administration for several years now has been engaged in…

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John Basilone Wins Another Big Personal Injury Case

This happened in a recent jury trial with personal injury attorney John Basilone representing our client in a slip and fall accident. The two defendants were the owner and management company of a 200-unit apartment complex in Virginia Beach. The injury occurred during the aftermath of a February, 2015 snowstorm. The evidence established that the…

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