Monthly Archives: June 2009

News from the San Francisco Social Secuirty field offices

Yesterday, at our monthly meeting of Social Security disability attorneys and claimants’ representatives, we had two district managers from the Social Security Administration’s San Francisco field offices come and speak to us. Both of them offered a dim picture of … Continue reading

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Lessons in compassion and respect

In a one week period of time, I have have more lessons in compassion and respect than I have had over the past couple of years. It started last week after my hearing at the Office of Disability Adjudication and … Continue reading

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It only takes a gene

Last week I had a Social Security disability hearing at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (“ODAR”) in San Rafael, California. My client suffers from a rare auto-immune disease called ankylosing spondylitis (“AS”). “AS” is a type of arthritis … Continue reading

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