The SSA's New ALJ Policy May Affect Disability Claimants

Until recently, a Social Security Disability applicant would be notified of which administrative law judge would be hearing their case when they received notice of their disability hearing. The SSA has now decided that the identity of the judges who are hearing these cases will no longer be included in the notices that are sent to applicants and that the identity of the judge will be kept secret until the actual hearing itself.

What Are Social Security Disability Vocational Factors?

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration there are a number of factors that are taken into consideration by the adjudicator who is reviewing your application for benefits. These factors have an impact on whether or not the adjudicator reviewing your file decides to approve your Social Security Disability claim. Some of the factors that this adjudicator will take into account include vocational factors.

Disability Benefits and Incarceration

In some situations individuals who are receiving Social Security Disability benefits run into trouble with the law and become incarcerated as a result of the legal issues that they are facing. These disability recipients often wonder if their incarceration will affect their eligibility to continue receiving Social Security Disability payments or if those payments from the SSA will stop due to their incarceration.

Different Ways to Get in Touch with a Representative at the Social Security Administration (SSA)

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be a long and complicated process. There are many instances in which an individual may need to contact the Social Security Administration for one reason or another. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways in which an individual can contact a representative at the Social Security Administration. Following are some ways in which you can contact an SSA representative.

Will My Education Affect My Ability to Get Disability Benefits?

Many people want to know if obtaining an education will affect their ability to get Social Security Disability benefits. That's a good question. The Social Security Administration considers numerous factors when evaluating a disability application. For example, the Social Security Administration considers age, work experience, and education when analyzing such claims.


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