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SOCIAL SECURITY COLA 2017

Social Security has provided for a miniscule COLA for 2017. Magnifying Glass Needed to See COLA

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SOCIAL SECURITY COLA 2015

The Social Security Administration has announced the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2015. The increase is 1.7%. The press release is HERE

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BEWARE TEXT PHISHING SCHEME

The Office of the Inspector General has released an advisory warning Social Security Disability applicants and beneficiaries to beware of a phishing scheme. The press release can be read: here.

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WEATHER CANCELLATIONS OF HEARINGS

Not sure if your hearing is rescheduled because of weather? Wondering if the District Office is open for business due to weather or otherwise? The Social Security website has a running list of closings and late openings and early closings. You … Continue reading

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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE– ALJ–TRAINING VIDEO

This is a training video for Administrative Law Judges regarding Vocational Expert (VE) testimony: HERE.

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OPEN LETTER FROM FORMER COMMISSIONERS OF SOCIAL SECURITY

NPR recently aired a piece called, “Unfit for Work: The Startling Rise of Disability in America”. In response to the piece aired on NPR, eight former Commissioners of Social Security have written an open letter, defending yet another attack on the … Continue reading

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FIBROMYALGIA/SSR 12-2P

Social Security has published a new ruling on how Fibromyalgia will be evaluated. The new rule is found here: New Rule The new rule does not seem to change all that much the evaluation of the impairment, at first blush. … Continue reading

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