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By Scott B. Elkind, Esq. Many persons receiving long term disability benefits will be contacted by their insurers to encourage beneficiaries to apply for Social Security Disability and utilizing the company’s Social Security Disability vendor.  Some insurers will state that the representation will be done at no cost to the claimant.  There are several important […]

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By Scott B. Elkind, Esq. CONGRESS’ CONTINUED ASSAULT ON SOCIAL SECURITY DETERMINATIONS AND PROCESSES (2014) Several Congressional Subcommittee hearings were held recently which reveal the intent of certain members of Congress to limit disability payments to beneficiaries. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chaired by Republican attacker, Darrel Issa (R-Ca) and featuring Social Security […]

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By Scott B. Elkind, Esq. During the last few months, the New York Times and National Public Radio have repeatedly argued that disabled persons are cheating the Social Security Disability system. A recent article by NYT columnist, Nicholas Kristof, cited “some poor families in Kentucky” who were pulling their children out of literacy classes for […]

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Disability can strike anyone at any time. Statistically, the older you are, the more likely you are to become disabled. As the “Baby Boomer” generation ages, an increasing number of individuals will be confronted with the question of whether they should apply for disability benefits. The current figures from the Social Security Administration predict a […]

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