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Going Back to Work Does Not Always Mean The End Of Your Disability Case

July 19, 2018

This is a situation that occurs from time to time at our office: a client leaves us an overnight voicemail message telling us that they are going back to work and they are dropping their claim for Social Security disability benefits. “This is a mistake for several reasons,” Nash Attorney Dan Rosen says. “It is

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Supreme Court to Decide if Vocational Experts Must Show Their Work in Disability Cases

July 10, 2018

Last month, the nation’s highest court agreed to decide whether a vocational expert at a Social Security Disability hearing must provide evidence to prove that other jobs are available to an applicant for benefits. Often, a vocational expert is present in the hearing room when a Social Security Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hears an appeal

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Will Your Disability Case Pass the Sniff Test?

June 13, 2018

Admit it. At some time or other in your life, you sniffed an item of clothing you previously wore to see if it was okay to wear again, or sniffed that aging carton of milk in the fridge to see if it was still drinkable. We also do that with stories we are told—“sniffing” them

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Playing Doctor: How a Social Security Judge Overstepped His Authority

June 10, 2018

An Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is an employee of the Social Security Administration (SSA), and he or she will decide at the hearing level whether or not you will be awarded disability benefits. In our experience—earned through representing our clients in thousands of disability hearings—most ALJs are fair and respectful of disability claimants. However, not

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