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Social Security Benefits for children

Social Security Disability Benefits for Children

Are there really benefits for children available through Social Security? Social Security. Most Americans associate those two words with the elderly or with disabled adults.  What few think of are benefits for children.  Yet, the unfortunate reality is that millions of children have disabilities and millions more have parents with life altering disabilities.  The good […]

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Headline Update: Whirlwind at the Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs Under Pressure and Increased Scrutiny The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has received a fair amount of negative press lately. At the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group, we have been focusing on these developments as they come up. The following are just a few recent news updates that highlight the difficulties the […]

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Social security benefits judges

Social Security Benefits and Disability Judges Under Attack

Why are Social Security Benefits Becoming so Difficult to Get? The Social Security benefits attorneys at the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group came across an interesting article this week.  The Washington Times reported that “House Republicans signaled this week they will pressure the Social Security Administration to crack down on administrative law judges who appear […]

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Prior Claim Social Security

Can I Appeal the Social Security ALJ’s Decision Not to Reopen a Prior Claim?

Applying the Doctrine of Res Judicata in Reopening a Social Security Prior Claim I have on a small number of occasions 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 ALJ has discretion to reopen a prior […]

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failure to follow prescribed treatment-SSDI claim

Failure to Follow Prescribed Treatment-Social Security Appeal

What happens to my Social Security appeal if you fail to follow prescribed treatment? Social Security Ruling 82-59 As a Social Security disability attorney, I find myself faced with instances when an ALJ denies my client disability benefits after a hearing, because he or she found that the claimant failed to follow prescribed treatment.  In […]

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transferable skills

Social Security-Transferable Skills

Social Security Disability Five Step Sequential Evaluation-Transferable Skills If you are over (or nearly over) age 50 and cannot do your past work, the judge may need to determine whether you developed transferable skills while working that would transfer to other jobs. To make this determination, the judge will seek the help of an expert […]

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