April 4, 2017

As a Disability lawyer in Cincinnati, common phrase I tell people when we are getting ready for a Disability hearing is that Social Security court is not like "regular court" and it is not like what you see on tv.  One aspect that people often think of in a civil or cr...

March 29, 2017

I always try to tell people when I am preparing them for a hearing that Social Security Disability court is not like what you see on television.  It is much more calm and much less formal.  So it of course begs the question: What kind of clothes are you supposed to wea...

March 24, 2017

When I have a Social Security Disability hearing coming up with a client, I like to prep them for the hearing a day or two before we go.  It usually takes 30-45 minutes and let's them know what its going to be like and hopefully put their minds at ease with what is to...

March 16, 2017

 I often get calls from clients saying they received a letter from Social Security and don't know whether to respond.  The simplest answer is yes.  While it is always a good idea to ask your attorney what the best course of action is in any situation, doing the things...

March 14, 2017

One of the first questions I ask potential clients when they call my office is whether they have been denied Social Security Disability or are waiting for a reply.  Why is that?  This is the first of many different questions to determine what the next step is in procee...

March 10, 2017

In my last post regarding Social Security Disability, I discussed how children with a low birth weight or failure to thrive may be eligible for Disability.  This listing (100.00) is essentially the one Disability in the listings that does not really apply to adults.  T...

When people hear the term Social Security, most people think of the elderly receiving payments after they retire.  Even Social Security Disability is often associated with people that aren't extremely young.  However, this is definitely not the case.  I have written a...

Over the past couple months, I have been writing about all the different disabilities Social Security covers within the context of their "listings".  As I have explained before, these are certainly not every single impairment Social Security will consider when determin...

March 2, 2017

In my practice as a Disability lawyer, by far the most frequent immune system related impairments I see are dealing with HIV and AIDS.  Like cancer, HIV/AIDS are terrifying terms to hear regarding your health.  However, as I say often, it isn't so much about your diagn...

February 27, 2017

Cancer is a scary word for all of us, but it is absolutely terrifying for someone who just received a cancer diagnosis.  For someone suffering from cancer, Social Security Disability is likely the last thing on their mind.  However, when cancer reaches the point of pre...

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