You’ve been waiting months to hear back from the Social Security Administration about your SSI disability claim. During that time, meeting your family’s basic needs has been a struggle. Finally, you receive a notice, and the news isn’t good. Your SSI disability application was denied. Now what? If the U.S. Social Security Administration denied your … Continue reading “How to Appeal a Denied Social Security Disability (SSD) Claim”
Filing a workers’ compensation claim in Ohio is fairly straightforward. Filing a lawsuit for an Ohio workplace injury isn’t. To file a workers’ compensation claim, your injury is recorded by the employer and you (the injured worker), as well as your employer, an authorized representative, a Managed Care Organization, or your doctor can file a … Continue reading “Can I File a Lawsuit for an Ohio Workplace Injury?”
A long backlog for Social Security Disability (SSD) claims means that people are waiting for months or even years to find out whether they qualify for compensation. In the meantime, many claimants, who are unable to work, struggle to afford basic living expenses, lose their homes and savings, and go without medical treatment. Certain types … Continue reading “How to Get an Expedited Decision for Your Social Security Disability Claim”
The majority of those denied their Social Security disability benefits have to survive the appeals process and appear before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Unfortunately the Social Security Administration has a large backlog and the appeals process time it takes to ultimately see an ALJ can take close to two years. Here are the current average … Continue reading “Social Security disability hearing wait times worsen…”
As of March 2016, only seven of the nations’s 169 SSA Hearing Offices hold hearings within a year of when they are requested. The slowest hearing offices take 23 months. Adequate funding and staffing is necessary to decrease these processing times.