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How Long Does It Take To Get Social Security Disability Once Approved?

One thing you can count on when applying for Social Security disability benefits is hearing stories from friends and relatives about how incredibly long you must wait before receiving benefits. The truth is that it can…
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Think You Can’t Afford an Attorney? Think Again!

Some people seeking help with disability claims are hesitant to contact an attorney because they think they can’t afford one. If that’s holding you back, relax! Unlike other areas of law where attorneys charge $200 per…
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What the Heck is Taking So Long??

We get this question all the time from clients wanting to know why they haven’t heard anything in months about their Social Security Disability claim. The answer? Backlog. Not in our office, but in hearing offices…
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When Mental Health Keeps you from Working

Awareness of mental illness has come a long way, but it can still be tough to prove it’s a disabling condition, at least according to Social Security criteria. In our practice, we often hear statements like, “My neighbor’s…
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Plain Speaking

Do government employees seem to speak a foreign language when you try to get information? You may be interested to know that The Center for Plain Language recently awarded the Social Security Administration top marks on…
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“Do I HAVE to Go To a Hearing?”

This is one of the most common questions clients ask. And many times, the answer is yes. A majority of applicants are denied Social Security Disability on their first try. Some are approved after their first…
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