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Category: Social Security Disability

Donald Trump’s Stance on Social Security

January 10, 2017
Oxner
There have been a lot of strong emotions regarding this year’s presidential election. Whether or not you’re happy about it, there’s no refuting the fact that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. So regardless of your personal politics, it’s a good idea to know how the president stands on issues […]
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What to Expect When Attending a Social Security Disability Hearing

November 29, 2016
Oxner
When dealing with a Social Security Disability hearing, many people aren’t actually sure what to expect out of the proceedings. You might be expecting the type of courtroom proceeding you see on television: big wood-paneled rooms, the judge sitting on an elevated platform, a jury, and an opposing lawyer. It’s an intimidating image to say […]
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Is it Okay to Return to Work While You Are Waiting for Social Security Benefits?

August 31, 2016
Oxner
Many of my Social Security disability clients express their desire to return to work while they are waiting for their hearing. This is understandable because hearing wait times can be very long, with many claimants forced to wait two years or more. Some clients want to work part-time out of dire financial need. Others feel […]
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One year later, Social Security still doesn't get it

November 21, 2008
Oxner
About one year ago, CBS News did an interview with the Commissioner of Social Security, Michael Astrue. CBS wanted to know why so many applicants waited so long to get a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. Commissioner Astrue says the right things and seems to be dedicated to decreasing the time it takes to […]
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Is Social Security Going Digital?

December 6, 2008
Oxner
According to Government Health IT, the Social Security Administration is considering new programs that would allow its Disability Determination Services to gather medical records electronically. Right now, the disability determinations are made from paper records provided by doctors and hospitals. The story indicates that this is a huge expense to the government - costing over […]
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