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Age 18-Redetermination for SSI

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility rules for children are different than the eligibility rules for adults. Concerning minors, the Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates the disability of the child as well as their income and resources, which includes the income of any member of their household. The rules for determining SSI for minors take into…

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Pressure Applied to SSA to Reinstate Benefits of Former Conn Clients

Eric C. Conn aka “Mr. Social Security” has been sentenced to 27 years in a federal prison, a sentence which he deserves. However, not all of his former clients have gotten what they deserve, which is reinstatement of their social security disability benefits. Starting in 2015 SSA has reduced and stopped paying benefits to former…

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Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day occurs on November 11th every year in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918, signifying the end of World War I. In 1938, November 11th was dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day”. In 1954,…

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Mental Illness Awareness

October is Mental Health Awareness month. According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thought, or behavior (or a combination of these things). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work, or family activities. According to the APA, in a given year nearly…

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Mr. Social Security: Part 4

Eric C. Conn once directed one of the most lucrative law firms in all of America, making him one the most successful lawyers this nation has ever seen. However, similar to the medical evidence he commonly used in his cases, his success was actually a complete sham. Conn clawed his way to status and wealth…

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Mr. Social Security: Part 3

Despite Conn and his cohorts being the true culprits of an elaborate fraud conspiracy, hundreds of his incognizant clients were the first to experience the brunt of SSA’s initial response. In May of 2015, roughly a year before Conn was rightfully charged, around 900 of his clients received letters from SSA informing them of changes…

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Mr. Social Security: Part 2

Prior to his arrest, Conn managed the third most lucrative disability practice in all of the United States. But how exactly did he grow his firm to this level of prosperity? From October 2004 through April 2016, Conn colluded with two administrative law judges (ALJs) and a number of doctors to forge medical documents and…

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NOSSCR’s 40th Anniversary Conference

The National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR) is hosting its 40th Anniversary Conference in September 2019. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Goss and Fentress are members of NOSSCR, and this organization continues to be a great resource for information, networking, and even referrals for the firm. The members of NOSSCR are…

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MR. SOCIAL SECURITY: PART 1

Since its inception by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression, Social Security has stood as a cornerstone in the lives of many working-class Americans. For every American who has helped build this country by enduring physically demanding and dangerous labor, Social Security delivers a sense of financial security in the event that they…

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