Tag Archives: 9th Circuit

Argue and present evidence at your hearing that you meet or equal a listing

In a recent decision issued by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court indicated that a claimant must raise the issue that he or she equals the listings, at the time of a hearing in front of an Administrative … Continue reading

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Update on immigration issues for Social Security practitioners

Last weekend I gave a presentation along with my colleague, David Wright, at a conference of Social Security practitioners.   The conference was geared towards experienced practitioners who practice in the 9th Circuit (California, Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Washington and Oregon.)  Both … Continue reading

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9th Circuit rules that claimant’s pain testimony is true absent ALJ providing specific clear and convincing reasons for rejection

On November 5th, 2008, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, CA, issued a new decision very helpful to claimants.  In Vasquez v. Astrue, —F.3d— —-(No. 06-16817, 2008), the Court held that absent a finding by the Administrative … Continue reading

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