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Joe Whitcomb

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Social Security Disability has a five-step sequential evaluation method to determine if you transferable skills. If you are over (or nearly over) age 50 and cannot do your past work, the judge may need to determine whether you developed transferable skills while working that would transfer to other...
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This blog post concerns a case study where the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) applied the wrong legal standard In assessing the Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) of an individual because the ALJ failed to consider severe and non-severe impairments.  The following is an excerpt from a brief I...
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In a recent case, the Social Security Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) erred in returning a claimant to past relevant work performed under special conditions.“When the SSA determines whether an individual is disabled for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) purposes, it does not take the...
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In a case we recently won at the federal district court, the entire record contained only two opinions offered by the same treating source on the same day regarding the claimant's ability to perform work.  The Administrative Law Judge ignored the only uncontroverted medical opinion in the record.
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Following is an argument I made in a federal district court case I won: "The Administrative Law Judge's (ALJ) Residual Functional Capacity Assessment Was Not Based on Material Evidence." Put in the simplest terms, the ALJ’s residual functional capacity assessment was not based on any medical...
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20 CFR 404 tells us who is allowed to represent you in your Social Security claim.  However, you may ask "Why do you need an attorney on your Social Security disability claim?"  Many people think that winning a Social Security disability claim is a simple matter of applying for benefits, perhaps...
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The disability evaluation process is broken down into five steps frequently referred to as the "sequential evaluation."  This posting deals with step four of the sequential evaluation.  Other posts discuss the other steps of the sequential evaluation. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is charged...
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Getting a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for your Social Security claim can take a long time. The average wait in Denver, from the time you submit a request for hearing to the time you get one, is 12 months. However, in certain, very specific situations, you may be able to...
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Why choose either the Whitcomb, Selinsky Law PC or its sister firm, the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group, to represent you in your Social Security Disability Insurance Claim? If you're wondering why our  attorneys will win your Social Security disability insurance claim, then watch this video....
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Why choose Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group to represent you in your Social Security Disability Insurance claim?  The attorneys at Whitcomb, Selinsky Law, PC and its sister offices at Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group are helping people win their Social Security disability insurance claims...
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