Social Security Disability

    • Epilepsy and Social Security Disability Claims

      I have seen a number of variations of what I broadly refer to as “seizure disorders” over the years of my SSA disability practice. Whether emanating from some malformation in the brain, a traumatic brain injury or epilepsy, etc., these ailments can have a devastating effect on a person’s employ-ability through no fault of their own.

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  • What’s New in Social Security?

    … for those who are blind. That may not sound like much, but every bit of monthly income counts for disabled individuals. So that’s what’s new in Social Security for 2018! If you or your child have been denied SSA disability benefits or suffer from a severe impairment that is expected to last more than twelve months and that prevents you from doing…

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  • Cost-Of-Living Adjustment Coming for Social Security Recipients

    … The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that it would be passing along a roughly two percent Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA) to about 60 plus million Social Security recipients next year. While two percent may seem a bit modest, it is fortunately the largest such increase in benefits over the last five years. I guess you…

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  • Conn Still On the Run!

    … Kentucky Social Security Administration (SSA) disability attorney Eric Conn is still on the run. He’s apparently changed his appearance somewhat according to the latest Wanted By The FBI poster, having shaven his head and he also appears to have lost weight. Just prior to sentencing, Conn cut off his ankle bracelet and fled the area. He was last…

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  • Who is Eligible for Social Security Benefits?

    … In my blog today, I thought I would discuss generally who is eligible for Social Security retirement and work-related disability benefits. There are other forms of Social Security benefits available out there by way of the Social Security Act and its subsequent amendments, but I’ll focus on just these two types today, which are codified in 42 USC…

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  • Alabama: The State of Pain

    … denied SSA disability benefits or suffer from a severe impairment that is expected to last more than twelve months and that prevents you from doing any of your past or other work or is causing developmental delay in your child, please contact our office nearest to you to set up a free consultation appointment to discuss your situation. The post Alabama: The State of Pain appeared first on Bond & Botes. …

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  • Conn On the Run!

    … In my last blog entry I discussed Kentucky Social Security Administration (SSA) disability attorney Eric Conn’s guilty plea and fine for a variety of misdeeds relating to his SSA disability practice. It was the latest of several, as I have covered a number of other aspects relating to the case in earlier blog entries (here and here). As part…

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  • Turns Out the Fix was In!

    … of millions of dollars by way of fixing Social Security Administration (SSA) disability claims. Conn Pleads Guilty Well, with the now ironically-named Conn’s guilty plea last March, I can remove that “allegedly” qualifier for his case. He pled guilty to single counts of theft of government money and payment of gratuities and is set to be sentenced July 14…

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  • Judge Paul Stribling Conger Jr Caught Trading Sex for Disability Benefits

    … This past Wednesday former Social Security Administration (SSA) Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Paul Stribling Conger Jr. was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison for trading sex for disability benefits. In legal terms, he had pled guilty last October to theft of government property, obstructing justice and accepting a gratuity…

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  • Gun Control and Social Security Disability Mental Defectives

    … In my June 8, 2016 blog, I talked a bit about the connection between Social Security (SSA) disability benefits and gun control, essentially that if a person is drawing SSA disability benefits for a mental health issue, among other things, it will pop up on the background check and those individuals may be legally prohibited from purchasing…

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  • Got a Bad Back? Social Security Act Disorders of the Spine

    … I have mentioned the “listings” several times in my past blog entries as they relate to Social Security disability. If you recall, when evaluating disability applications, the Social Security Administration employs a five-step sequential process to determine if an individual meets several required benchmarks to be awarded benefits. Social…

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  • Can a Student Loan Lender Garnish Social Security Benefits?

    … options that a borrower may elect to avoid an administrative offset of their social security benefits. In addition, those borrowers who suffer from a total and permanent disability (TPD) may be eligible for a TPD discharge of the student loan debt if they comply with stringent annual documentation requirements. Failure to submit annual documentation…

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  • What Are the “Grids” as they Relate to Social Security Disability?

    … Simply put, the “grids” are a short-hand way to refer to Appendix 2 to Subpart P of Part 404-Medical-Vocational Guidelines of the Social Security Act. As I have discussed in past blog entries, the application and appeals process when pursuing disability benefits can be a long one, often including hearings and other trying events. However…

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  • Social Security Fraud Does Not Pay

    … probation and community service, still painful consequences. So, the lesson learned is that Social Security fraud does not pay. If you or your child have been denied SSA disability benefits or suffer from a severe impairment that is expected to last more than twelve months and that prevents you from doing any of your past or other work or is causing…

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