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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-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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