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From Paper to Paperless

Posted Wednesday, April 19 by Gil Laden

When I first started practicing law, I was surrounded by paper. I had paper files. I worked amidst shelves and stacks of books with paper. And, of course, I wrote on legal pads using . . . paper.

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How I Select Social Security Disability Cases

Posted Wednesday, April 15 by Gil Laden

There are firms that take many more cases than I do, particularly national firms, but do the math. There’s no way they can do the quality job necessary to win, especially with judges’ approval ratings the lowest they’ve been in roughly 30 years.

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It Is Important to Have a Plan for Winning a Social Security Disability Case

Posted Friday, March 20 by Gil Laden

Social Security disability judges are under pressure to issue 500 to 700 decisions a year. That is about 50 cases a month. They have thousands of pages to read, digest, and evaluate. One of the most important things I have to do is to come up with a plan, or strategy, to take maximum advantage of the judge’s time to look at my client’s case favorably.

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A Lot Of People Are Involved With a Social Security Disability Claim

Posted Friday, February 28 by Gil Laden

Your disability claim goes through the hands of many people, all of whom have an influence on your case. You may talk to someone at Social Security’s toll-free number, who could be in a different part of the country from where you live. You may speak with a service representative or claims representative at your local Social Security office.

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How Did I Get Into Doing Social Security Disability Law?

Posted Thursday, December 5 by Gil Laden

The summer after my first year of law school, which was in 1975, I did volunteer work at Georgia Legal Services in Macon (I continued with Georgia Legal Services all through law school, and then, upon admission to the bar, as a staff attorney for two years.) The first week I was there, I was handed a file by an attorney and told to represent a client with a disability case in a hearing. I was told she had an SSI case. My first question was, “What is SSI?”

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What Your Insurance Company Doesn’t Tell You About Disability Insurance

Posted Friday, October 25 by Gil Laden

Some people who file for Social Security disability insurance benefits (DIB, sometimes called SSD, which is short for Social Security Disability) are eligible for long term disability (LTD) benefits through a group policy provided by their previous employer. It can provide income while the DIB claim is pending.

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Do I Need a Lawyer When Filing for Social Security Disability?

Posted Monday, September 23 by Gil Laden

You file for Social Security disability. The next thing you know, you’re inundated with forms with pages and pages of questions. Because of your medical problems, you are not at your sharpest.

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Social Security Disability News

Posted Monday, September 23 by Gil Laden

Social Security law changes frequently. There are regulations, policies, and cases, to name a few. The Social Security Administration (SSA) issues Social Security Rulings, which are known as SSRs or, simply, rulings.

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He has been certified as a specialist in Social Security Disability Law by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy, as acknowledged by the Alabama State Bar.