The process to receive Social Security benefits can be difficult from start to finish. Many claimants seek our help once they have been denied benefits. We help them file appeals and represent them at hearings in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The subsequent steps in filing an appeal for benefits after an initial…

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In 2010, The Plain Writing Act was passed, which requires all federal agencies to communicate with the public in a clear and simple manner. Many federal agencies tend to create their own professional jargon, acronyms, abbreviations, and procedures for communication. Their manner of communication is not always clear to those outside of those agencies. Each…

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As the 2020 Presidential race approaches the polls, here is what you need to know to ensure that your vote is cast. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, October 13, 2020. If you plan on voting in the upcoming presidential election you will need to register by that date. If you register after…

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The Black struggle for equality has persisted since Africans were brought to the United States against their will 400 years ago. Unfortunately, the oppression of African Americans continues to this very day. The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 declared that all slaves are free, but African Americans remain confined. Racism, political oppression, economic discrimination, education impediments,…

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After you receive a favorable decision on your Social Security Disability case, a decision also will be made on whether a representative payee is necessary. A representative payee is a person or organization that will receive benefit payments on behalf of the claimant. They are responsible for ensuring that the money they receive is spent…

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Applying for social security disability benefits is a long process. Once there is a favorable decision in your case it means you won! But what do you do now? Unfortunately, the work is not yet done and some additional information must be gathered by SSA to determine the amount of benefits to be paid out.…

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The Inspector General has warned Social Security benefit recipients of scam calls, but this problem is even worse during the current crisis. People posing as SSA employees may call and make threats saying that due to Coronavirus,  if you do not pay a fee your Social Security number or benefits will be cut off. Some…

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Litigating the Conn cases has been a long process so far and is still ongoing. The result of the Eric Conn scam has left thousands of Social Security claimants without benefits and without support from the Social Security Administration. Many attorneys nationwide have dedicated much of their time and skill to advocate for the Conn…

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John Goss is not the only attorney who is dedicated to the fight to reinstate benefits to the thousands of claimants who were wronged by Eric C. Conn and the Social Security Administration. There are other attorneys and advocates who have responded to an urgent need for help and joined the fight. We want to…

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Medicaid expansion has been a political debate for many years now. In general, politicians on the left are pro Medicaid expansion and politicians on the right are against it. However, many voters are pro Medicaid expansion on both sides. Virginia rolled out Medicaid expansion in the beginning of 2019 and the hope is that more…

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