Monthly Archives: February 2012

Social Security Disability and Substantial Gainful Activity for the self-employed

The Social Security Administration notes that any supervisory, managerial, advisory, or other significant personal services that are performed as a self-employed individual tend to show ability to perform SGA.  The claimant’s income will not be considered solely, but his activities … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability and SSI When Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Involved

Eligibility for Social Security Disability and SSI benefits can still be obtained despite issues involving alcoholism and drug addiction.  The Senior Citizens Right to Work Act of 1996 changed the way claimants with a history of drug or alcohol abuse … Continue reading

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Evaluating Symptoms in Social Security Disability and SSI Claims

  In determining whether a Social Security Disability or SSI claimant is disabled, the Social Security Administration evaluates symptoms, including pain, and the extent to which the symptoms can be  accepted as consistent with the objective medical evidence.  20 CFR … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability and SSI Claimants Will Be Harmed by New ODAR Policy

Social Security Disability and SSI claimants (and their representatives) are going to be hamstrung and disadvantaged by a new policy instituted by the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) effective December 19, 2011 where the identity of the Administrative … Continue reading

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