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The Social Security Administration offers several types of benefits to disabled individuals including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is funded by general fund taxes, and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is funded by payroll taxes. Both of these programs are similar in...
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Becoming disabled is particularly distressing for those individuals who had previously served as the sole breadwinner for their families. Such individuals often have a flurry of thoughts running through their minds, such as “How will I provide for myself? My family? My children?” Social Security...
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At the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group, we focus our practice on disability claims.  This means we have had the opportunity to work on a vast number of disability cases and address a wide variety of unique issues.  One question that comes up frequently in these cases regards the rights of...
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How can September 11th bring good news for Veterans? This year, 2014, marked the 13th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a forced plane crash in a field in Pennsylvania where more American lives were tragically...
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What do you do if you've received an unfavorable Social Security decision?  We have talked in prior disability law blog posts about the high likelihood that an initial claim filed with the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be denied.  This is a very common occurrence and one that clients...
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Can social media hurt your disability claim?  Yes, your disability claim can be seriously impacted by your social media presence. Recent statistics show that approximately 57% of all adults in the United States are Facebook users.  Reasons cited for using the platform range from a desire to keep up...
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On a number of occasions, I have been faced with the doctrine of Res Judicata and Administrative Finality in dealing with the question of whether I could reopen a prior claim.  It is fairly common knowledge that an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has the discretion to reopen a prior claim for "good...
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As a Social Security disability attorney, I find myself faced with instances when an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) denies my client disability benefits after a hearing because he or she found that the claimant failed to follow a prescribed treatment.  In a recent decision I appealed to the 10th...
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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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