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Non-English Speaking SSDI Qualifier on Chopping Block

As we all know, the Social Security Administration has a lengthy and complex process to determine a claimant’s eligibility to receive disability benefits. They weigh many different factors, including whether or not a claimant speaks English. The purpose for this consideration is to gauge communication skills in order to determine the claimant’s employability. If the…

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Beware of Scammer Calls!

Across the country there have been reports of scam calls from the Social Security Administration. Well actually not from SSA, but from scammers posing as SSA employees. These scammers are trying to trick us into giving them our personal information, like our social security number and bank account number. Recently, these scammers have become even…

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How to Navigate the Goss and Fentress Client Portal

The Goss and Fentress Client Portal is a great way for clients to keep in touch with their legal team.   This is how the portal works, to get started: You will receive a link to the client portal via email or text message. The link will bring you to the portal where you will…

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A Good Day for Our United States Constitution

Almost four years ago, Goss & Fentress answered the call put out by the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) for volunteer attorneys to rescue disabled people in Eastern Kentucky. Decent people were caught up in a scandal that had reached epic proportions. As it turned out, one attorney, Eric C. Conn, and…

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New Health Coverage for Adults Beginning in 2019

Virginia’s Medicaid Program is rolling out new health coverage for adults. This program aims to be of good quality and low-cost for adults ages 19-64. This new healthcare coverage offers doctor, hospital, and emergency services including; primary, specialty, and preventative care; prescription drugs and medical supplies; lab and x-ray services; maternity and newborn care; home…

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Choosing the Right Candidate: Pt. 2

In our most recent blog, we introduced our clients to Senate candidates Tim Kaine and Corey Stewart. In this week’s continuation of our “Choosing the Right Candidate” blog series, we wanted to familiarize our clients with those competing for a Representative office in Virginia’s 2nd congressional district. This year’s race features current Republican Representative, Scott…

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Driverless Cars Part 1: The Basics of Autonomous Vehicles

Many big name tech companies and vehicle makers, including Tesla, Uber, G.M., and Google are choosing to focus their efforts on driverless cars. Most testing has been centered on the West Coast in states like California and Arizona, but Virginia has also begun allowing testing on Interstates 95 and 495. There are many levels of…

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John Goss Assists More Eric Conn Clients

This week, Eric Conn pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the Social Security Administration, conspiracy to escape, and conspiracy to retaliate against a witness.  This will add another 15 years to his previous sentence of 12 years for his involvement in a SSA fraud scheme that began in 2011.  More than 3500 of his former…

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Medicaid Expansion Success in Virginia

After a last-ditch effort by anti-expansioners on Tuesday, and a long 4-year battle in the Senate, Virginia has become the 33rd state to expand Medicare. This is a huge step in the right direction for approximately 400, 000 low-income Virginians. This plan will go into effect January 1st; representing a 40% increase in the number…

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Goss & Fentress Social Security Disability Attorneys Participate in Spring NOSSCR Conference

This year’s Spring NOSSCR Conference was held April 25-28 in Atlanta. Attorneys John Goss and Erick Bowman attended. These conferences are undoubtedly the best way for our attorneys to stay on the cutting edge of Social Security Disability practice. This is even more important given the increasingly challenging atmosphere in which cases are presented. More…

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