Tag Archives: San Francisco

Hangin’ out at the Social Security field office

This past week was a long week.  It seemed long perhaps because I made two trips to two different Social Security field offices,  one in San Francisco and one in Walnut Creek.   This was two too many.   The offices … Continue reading

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California Social Security ALJ approval rates are available online

Through a Freedom of Information Act request, the newspaper, The Oregonian, has learned of the production and approval rates for all Social Security administrative law judges (ALJs)  in California as well in the United States.  They have made the information … 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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