Social Security and Disability Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 7

Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2012 – The Social Security Administration is making its most popular online services available in Spanish. Beginning late last year, the agency launched Spanish-language versions of the forms for extra help with Medicare prescription drug costs and applications for retirement, according to a release. The applications in Spanish are as easy to use for Spanish speakers in their language as the English versions are for English speakers, said Michael J. Astrue, the Commissioner of Social Security. The agency has begun to make other applications and services available in Spanish including online retirement benefit […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) March 9, 2012 – Tampa Social Security disability lawyer David W. Magann recently opened an office in South Tampa – his third area location. Magann opened his South Tampa office in the Bank of Tampa building at 601 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 150 on Feb. 1. “This is a great opportunity for me to be able to better serve my clients in the city of Tampa,” Magann said. “This third office gives my legal team a nice space directly between our other two offices.” Magann has an office in Brandon near the Brandon Regional Hospital and […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) February 3, 2012 – The presence of a medical expert at a Social Security disability hearing means the claimant needs to be represented by a qualified attorney who knows how to cross examine people in the health care field. A claimant can ask a judge to delay so that they can find an attorney who can represent them. Many claimants try to take on these hearings without an attorney and come face-to-face with a medical expert who is not being challenged by a professional. “Claimants who are serious about their case before the Social Security […]


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Moorestown, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) January 13, 2012 – New Jersey elder law attorney Thomas D. Begley, Jr. marks 2012 with a 15th anniversary celebration of receiving the Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating. The AV Preeminent rating shows that his peers have nominated him for the highest standards in both his ethical behavior and quality of his legal work for 15 years. “I am honored to receive this distinction for 15 years in a row,” said Thomas D. Begley, Jr., of the Begley Law Group P.C. “My passion is to use the law to provide the communities of southern New Jersey […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 21, 2011 – It will be more difficult to prove a disability from now on when making Social Security insurance claims. The updated disability insurance operations manual instructs adjudicators on how to determine if a claimant’s past work is relevant to a claim and how to apply it to the case. Changes to one of the steps in the sequential evaluation process will affect rulings on SSDI cases and some SSI cases. The determination of capacity for past relevant work (PRW) is step four in the process and it contains a more restrictive evaluation […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 12, 2011 – Statistics show that individuals who are counseled by Social Security disability attorneys are more likely to win their disability claims. Disability applications and hearings are complex, time-intensive processes and without adequate legal representation a claim can be denied multiple times. Of growing concern are big law firms and advocate groups sending non-attorneys to Social Security hearings. Non-attorneys and advocates do not have Florida Bar credentials and licenses, and most do not have law degrees and experience handling thousands of cases. Licensed attorneys will have the experience needed to know what the […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 11, 2011 – Social Security recently added 12 new compassionate allowances to their fast-track disability process. These allowances are now incorporated into the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability benefits standards. Individuals who have the following can now receive a fast-track decision: • aortic atresia • Eisenmenger Syndrome • mitral valve atresia • endomyocardial fibrosis • primary cardiac amyloidosis • hypoplastic left heart syndrome • tricuspid atresia • single ventricle • pulmonary atresia • left ventricular assist devices • heart transplant graft failure • heart transplant wait list – 1A/1B “These new conditions will allow […]


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Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2011 – Individuals seek Brandon Social Security disability lawyer David W. Magann’s legal expertise every day. Recently, he was helping a client that had multiple conditions that made him disabled. Other clients come to Magann’s law firm after they are frustrated with the Social Security disability process. “SSDI is a maze of paperwork, attention to fine details, and meeting the government’s definition of disabled,” said David Magann, Esq. “It is a tough process to do alone. I help people who are frustrated with the process up front or have been denied benefits when […]


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Somerville, MA (Law Firm Newswire) July 26, 2011 – A family from a community on Boston’s North Shore, represented by Massachusetts Disability Attorney Michael Couture of law firm Moschella & Winston, recently prevailed in reversing a Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) policy denying critical support services for their autistic son. The purpose of the DDS Program is to prevent disabled children from living in a state-operated facility. DDS offers funding that allows the child to remain at home and be educated within the community. The program provides an array of services and supports that supplement other services that the […]


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Somerville, MA (Law Firm Newswire) October 27, 2010 – Massachusetts elder law, estate planning, and special needs attorneys, Alex L. Moschella and Neal A. Winston, partners in the Somerville, MA law firm of Moschella & Winston, LLP, have been named “Super Lawyers” for the fourth consecutive year. Moschella & Winston specializes in Massachusetts elder and disability law, public benefits eligibility, special needs law, estate planning and asset protection. Super Lawyers magazine bestows this award on the top 5% of attorneys in Massachusetts, as chosen by their peers and through the independent polling, research and selection performed by Law & Politics […]


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