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Archive for April 2015

What’s New with Binder & Binder?

On February 24, 2015, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert D. Drain gave Binder & Binder LLP, the struggling Social Security disability firm, access to $6 million in private equity financing to make payroll, calling the arguments of bank lenders that opposed the cash infusion “idiotic.” The approved financing deal should allow Stellus Capital Investment Corp to…

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I need to contact Social Security about my disability but I can’t get through to them.

Rick Warsinskey, President of the National Council of Social Security Management Associations, has recently reported that the fiscal year comparisons of Social Security’s ability to meet taxpayer need for services has steadily deteriorated under the budget cutting knife Congress continues to wield.   Field Office Appointment Availability Beginning of FY 2012: 74 percent of customers…

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If the judge in my Social Security disability appeal works for the Social Security Administration, how can I be sure he will be fair to me?

(This is the seventh post in this series about the independence of the administrative law judge who will preside over your Social Security disability appeal.) Congressman Darrell Issa, during his tenure as Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform during the last Congress famously brought us scandal investigations from…

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The Use Of Electronic Medical Records In Social Security Disability And SSI Claims Presents Unique And Challenging Evidentiary Issues.

We are all used to modern healthcare visits in which doctors and other health care providers sit in front of a computer screen, ask us questions about our health and medical history, and then busily bang away on the computer keyboard. They are creating Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) that chart your care. You may have…

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The Number Of Social Security Disability Applications Continues To Decline As Population Demographics Continue To Positively Affect The Program’s Viability.

In testimony given to the Senate Committee on Finance on July 24, 2014, which he styled “The Foreseen Trend in the Cost of Disability Insurance Benefits”, Stephen C. Goss (no relation to this writer), Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration Stated: “Many analysts have raised questions about the “sustainability” of the recent period of…

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