Monthly Archives: January 2013

Can I Appeal an Unfavorable Decision on my Social Security Disability or SSI Claim?

     If an Administrative Law Judge denies a claim for Social Security Disability or SSI after a hearing, then the claimant has sixty days to appeal to the Appeals Council (AC).  20 C.F.R. §§ 404.967, 416.1467, 404.955, 416.1455.  The request for review must … Continue reading

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How Does the Social Security Administration Evaluate Mental Conditions?

     In Social Security Disability or SSI claims, often mental impairments are the sole problem or maybe the difference between winning and losing a close case.  Like physical impairments, the existence of the mental impairments alone will not be the basis for … Continue reading

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What is a Quarter of Coverage for Social Security?

     The funding support for the Social Security system is the collection of taxes from employees and employers under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and the Self-Employment Contributions Act (SECA).  These taxes are based on wages paid for employment … Continue reading

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John Dreiser to Present on Complex Social Security Law Issues

     On February 19, 2013, John Dreiser of the Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser will present for National Business Institute (NBI) on the topic of “Complex Social Security Law Issues.”  This video webcast is eligible for CLE … Continue reading

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