Posts in:December, 2014

SSA Internal Report on Hearings Backlog

Posted December 22, 2014 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® On November 10, 2014, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report on its findings regarding the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) management and performance challenges for 2014.  One major challenge identified in this report is the growing number of cases backlogged at the hearing level.

Testifying at your Social Security Disability Hearing

Posted December 17, 2014 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® The most common emotion clients express to us prior to their hearing is anxiety.  Most clients are concerned that they do not know how to testify properly at the hearing and they feel that they may say something detrimental to their claim.  Below are a few tips that I share with my clients about how to properly testify at a hearing.

5 Ways to Improve your Social Security Disability Claim

Posted December 17, 2014 by Premier Disability Services, LLC® One of the biggest complaints we hear from our clients is how long the process of receiving Social Security Disability benefits can take.  A harsh reality of filing for Social Security Disability is that it is a long and tedious process.  The most important thing to remember is, whether your claim takes two months or two years, you want the final decision to be an award of benefits.  Below are five methods of improving your claim so that you have a better chance at being awarded.