Monthly Archives: September 2009

How can I prove I am disabled if I cannot get treatment because I can’t afford it?

One of the difficulties indigent claimants face is proving that they are disabled when they have not sought out medical treatment.  It is a vicious circle.  They would have sought treatment if they could have afforded health insurance but because … Continue reading

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It helps to be local

My client has not received her retroactive payment.  I have been trying to reach a representative at the Social Security office in San Francisco.  ( I will not state which one so that I do not embarrass anyone there.)   … Continue reading

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Average waiting times for hearings at ODAR offices in San Francisco Bay Area

The most recent (June 2009) set of  statistics listing processing times at the San Francisco Bay Area Offices of Disability Adjudication and Review (“ODAR”)  does not look good.  The best way to view them though is that although they are … Continue reading

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