Social Security Law | Law Firm Newswire - Part 4

Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 1, 2012 – One of the hottest topics for not just seniors but for workers across the U.S. is the security of Social Security benefits and the potential upcoming reform to the system. The Social Security Administration has announced that the fund will eventually be drained; the Administrations’ most recent forecast estimates that Social Security will be unsustainable by 2033, unless it is radically changed. The founder of Social Security Solutions, William Meyer, states that Social Security must change, and that predictions on when changes are implemented, and whom will be impacted are key […]


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Zephyrhills, FL (Law Firm Newswire) July 20, 2012 – According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), a record 8,733,461 workers received federal disability insurance payments in June, 2012, a number greater than the population of New York City. Some commentators have decried the rise, saying that the ratio of working Americans to those living on disability has changed for the worse. According to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in June, 1992, approximately 120 million Americans were employed, with slightly more than 3 million living on disability, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income […]


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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) April 17, 2012 – Tampa social security and disability attorney, David W. Magann has a lot to celebrate. Last month he opened his third office in the Tampa Bay area located on Bayshore Boulevard to serve the South Tampa area and recently had his 1,400th social security hearing. Magann has been practicing social security law for 14 years and has been active in many community organizations. After his 1,400th hearing Magann explained what this milestone meant to him. “I am proud that I have been able to help so many people get the support they […]


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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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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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