Monthly Archives: June 2011

Should I agree to amend the onset date?

Yesterday I had a hearing at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in San Rafael.  After my client testified and the vocational expert testified, the Administrative Law Judge offered us a deal – agree to amend the onset date … Continue reading

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Can I receive Social Security Disability benefits and Veterans’ Disability benefits at the same time?

I recently received a call from a soldier formerly stationed at Travis Air Force Base wondering whether he could collect Veterans’ Disability benefits and Social Security benefits at the same time.   The short answer, is ‘yes,’ he can.  For a … Continue reading

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Report on California Disability Determination Services shows failure to properly adjudicate

On May 25, 2011, the Social Security Office of Inspector General published a report entitled., “Failure to Cooperate Denials and Initial claims Backlog at the California Disability Determination Services.” As background, the Disability Determination Services (DDS) in each state performs … Continue reading

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