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Social Security Disability 101 – Everything you want to know!

Social Security Disability is a program that provides earned benefits to workers who are no longer able to work due to a severe mental and/or physical impairment. This is not to be confused with Supplemental Security Income, which is also for people unable to work due to a disability; however, SSI benefits are available to […]

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How can I expedite my Social Security hearing?

Clients often ask if there is something they can do to speed up their hearing. This is an understandable request. Currently in Sacramento the wait time for an Administrative Law Judge hearing is about 15 months! There are very limited circumstances when Social Security will expedite a hearing. These are called “Critical Cases” and are

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What to do when you are waiting for your Social Security Disability hearing

The current average wait time for an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing at the Sacramento Office of Disability Adjudication and Review is 16 months. When you receive the denial on your Request for Reconsideration and request a hearing expect a wait. Although its extremely frustrating to have to wait know that statistically your best chance

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Top 10 Tips For Your Social Security Disability Hearing

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare: Make sure you have submitted all of medical records to Social Security at least 5 business days in advance of your hearing. Have your treating doctor complete a statement regarding your physical and/or mental abilities – this is often called a Residual Functional Capacity Assessment Be ready to explain to the judge

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