Category Archives: Appeal

Lessons learned in 2012 – Always appeal a denial if you think you have a deserving case

For the remainder of 2012 I am going to post on what I have seen in the area of Social Security Disability law this past year both good and bad.  One of the most interesting observations I have made in both … Continue reading

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The top four reasons why Social Security Disability cases are denied at the initial and reconsideration stages of review

In thinking about my cases over the past year, I realize I can see patterns in why Social Security Disability cases are denied.  I am going to summarize them here.  Before I do, however, a few points are worth mentioning.  … 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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