Health knowledge made personal
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
&lt;!&ndash; 3e6ea2376dfa29ede4ef274 ... by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities <!– 3e6ea2376dfa29ede4ef2746feae8ece –> Post from: Social Security Disability Blog Read on »
24 Month Waiting Period for Medicare Benefits in Approved SSDI Cases Causes Hardship by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities You may be aware that when you qualify for SSDI benefits you also become eligible for Medicare.   However, your Medicare eligibility is not immediate - instead, Medicare cov ... Read on »
A Social Security Disability Insider Reveals How SSA Views Part Time Work by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities There is a social bookmarking site on the Internet called Reddit.com which offers fascinating insight about many topics, including Social Security disability.  Specifica ... Read on »
Absence of Political Influence Costs Social Security Disability Claimants by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I have no doubt that a significant percentage of disability claimants denied by Social Security judges do have significant medical or mental health problems that wo ... Read on »
Am I Getting the Right Amount of Money - Understanding Social Security's Date Calculations by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I received a question from one of my blog readers asking about date calculations.   I wish I could tell you that understanding Social Security's date calculations and acrony ... Read on »
Appeals Court Awards Claimant 30 Years Worth of Past Due Benefits by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities A federal circuit court of appeals has awarded a widow 30 years worth of past due benefits on her late husband’s claim.  The case involved the claim of Dr. Richard Frush ... Read on »
Approved Claimant Returns to Work - Are there any Defenses to a Continuing Disability Review or... by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities How should you prepare for a Continuing Disability Review (CDR) or notice of proposed termination?  It depends on how vulnerable you are to losing.   I received the followin ... Read on »
Are Claimants Required to Submit Unhelpful Medical Records by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities There is no such thing as the "perfect" case.  Even the most deserving claimants may end up with a doctor who they don't like or with whom they do not get along.  This is es ... Read on »
Can an Alcoholic Ever Qualify for Disability? by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities A number of years ago, Congress passed a number of changes to the Social Security disability laws that made disability claimants ineligible for benefits if alcohol or drug a ... Read on »
Can Child Claim Auxiliary Benefits if Disabled Parent Refuses to Apply? by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I regularly receive questions about auxiliary Social Security disability benefits .   Often these questions are from divorced persons who are struggling with the cost of ... Read on »
Can Claimant With Sporadic Work History Collect on Working Spouse's Earnings Record? by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I regularly get calls from potential clients who apply for Social Security disability, only to discover that they do not have enough credits to pursue a Title II SSDI claim. ... Read on »
Can I Discharge my Social Security Disability Overpayment in a Bankruptcy? by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities In my law practice, I handle both Social Security disability cases and consumer bankruptcy matters.   As such, I regularly get calls from other attorneys and potential c ... Read on »
Can I File for Disability if I am Working 20 Hours Per Week? by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities A common question that I see has to do with part time work.  As I have written previously, I am not a big fan of part time work, as you will see from my answer to this quest ... Read on »
Can Vocational Witness Testimony Predict the Outcome of Your Hearing? by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Over the past couple of years, Social Security has changed its procedures to offer less information to claimants and their lawyers.  Staring in January, 2012, for exampl ... Read on »
Can Your Facebook Profile Hurt Your Social Security Disability Case by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities I recently ran across a very timely post on Jim Reed's New York Injury Law blog entitled " When Facebook Isn't a Friend to Your Personal Injury Case."   Jim correctly points ... Read on »
Claim Review Doctors at Social Security Overworked, Underqualified and Underpaid by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities If you have received a claim denial notice from Social Security, you are familiar with the language used in these denials: We have determined that your condition i ... Read on »
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Social Security Judges for Bias by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities One of the "dirty little secrets" well known to Social Security lawyers relates to the importance of which judge is assigned to hear your case.   The tendencies of the j ... Read on »
CNN Report on September 11 PTSD Scam Misses the Mark by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities CNN is reporting that more than 100 New York City firefighters have been indicted in connection with disability fraud .  These firefighters filed claims for disability ... Read on »
Diabetes and Social Security Disability Case Study Posted by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities This afternoon, I tried an SSDI case involving a 53 year old woman claiming disability based on diabetes and associated complications.  In reviewing the record it appears ... Read on »
Disabling Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Arise from a Single Concussion by Jonathan G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Physical & Mental Disabilities Concussions have been in the news lately because stories about retired football players who are fighting cognitive loss, memory issues and severe depression that arises fr ... Read on »