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The Social Security Administration tort-reforms Appalachia

Sorry I’ve been away from my post since my last post in August, but the story continues. In my last post, I noted that The Social Security Administration functions like an insurance company. Not being allowed to raise premiums or change the benefit structure because of the political environment, the agency’s only available strategy for…

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The Issa Report Continues The War Against Independent Administrative Law Judges.

(This is the sixth post in this series about the independence of administrative law judge who will preside over your Social Security disability appeal.) In our previous posts on this subject, we discussed how the Social Security Administration’s targeting of administrative law judges it feltwere approving too many disability claims is against the law. Congressman…

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The Bellmon Review gets a new life – Division of Quality, The Inspector General, “focused reviews” and the war against “outliers”.

(This is the fifth post in this series about the independence of administrative law judge who will preside over your Social Security disability appeal.) In our previous posts on this subject, we discussed how the Social Security Administration’s targeting of administrative law judges it decided were approving too many disability claims is against the law.…

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Members of Congress respond to concerns about waiting times for Social Security Disability appeals in the Norfolk Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.

In a December 30 post, we noted that we had recently sent a letter to Glenn E. Sklar, Deputy Commissioner Disability Adjudication and Review of the Social Security Administration to express our concern about increasing scheduling problems for Social Security disability appeals in the Norfolk Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), where claimants are…

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If the judge in my Social Security disability appeal works for the Social Security Administration, how can I be sure he will be fair to me?

(This is the fourth post in this series about the independence of the administrative law judge who will preside over your Social Security disability appeal.) “What’s past is prologue” Shakespeare, The Tempest There are strong efforts in both houses of our current Congress to enact legislation that will deprive your judge of his independence. It…

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Social Security Administration Addresses Waiting Times for Social Security Disability Appeals in the Norfolk Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

In a December 30 post, we noted that we had recently sent a letter to Glenn E. Sklar, Deputy Commissioner Disability Adjudication and Review of the Social Security Administrationto express our concern about increasing scheduling problems for Social Security disability appeals in the Norfolk Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), where claimants are being…

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Searching for Semi Truck Accident Attorneys?

The handling of personal injury claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents involving semi trucks and tractor-trailers may warrant special attention for a number of reasons.  At the outset, due to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, accidents caused by these vehicles can result in catastrophic injuries or death.  In addition, for purposes…

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