Category Archives: ODAR

Quoted today in an article in the Wall Street Journal about disability judges facing more scrutiny

It is no secret among Social Security Disability attorneys that cases are getting tougher to win.  Today an article in the Wall Street Journal confirmed this.  The article, “Government Pulls in Reins on Disability Judges,” discusses how the Social Security Administration … Continue reading

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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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SSA to soon grant attorneys access to claimants’ electronic hearing folders

One of the most interesting presentations I attended at the NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives) conference in San Francisco was a presentation by  SSA (Social Security Administration) personnel on a new program which will allow authorized representatives … Continue reading

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