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Category: Social Security Disability

Preparing for a Social Security Disability Hearing

April 25, 2009
Oxner
When your Social Security Disability claim gets to the level where you have a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge, you may be asked several questions by the judge to verify your application. These questions could include: Tell me where you worked and the employment dates for the last dozen years. Describe what you did […]
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Cost Of Living & Social Security

September 4, 2009
Oxner
With the Congressional Budget Office projecting no cost of living increase for social security benefits in 2010 and 2011, many people who receive this income will be in a tough spot. For some folks, the SSD benefits cover the absolute necessities of living. They depend on their check and make it only from month to […]
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GAO Follows SSA's Efforts to End Hearings Delays

September 14, 2009
Oxner
In a report released this month by the US Government Accountability Office, the Social Security Administration is still plugging along in its efforts to speed up the approval process of SSD claims. Following a plan that started in 2007, the GAO reviewed the May update and noted that the SSA must continue to move forward […]
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Disability Claims Processing Data

September 22, 2009
Oxner
As an update to my recent post, the national average for processing a SSD claim is 494 days. That's nearly a year and five months. The Greensboro office operates at 541 days (almost 50 days longer), while Charlotte beats the national average slightly at 490 days. It is important to note that North Carolina has […]
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Apply for SSD On Your Computer

September 24, 2009
Oxner
Last winter I wrote about how the Social Security offices are trying to speed up processing and also use less paper by going digital. Using technology for medical record codes is starting to work. The National Health Information Network is a first for a federal government agency, according to a published article, and it's great […]
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