As we sit at the doorstep to 2018, I want to provide you the top five posts from my blog this year in Social Security Disability (SSD). These posts I chose due to traffic and due to the information we provide to clients seeking SSD benefits.  If you missed them, well, link to them here.  Our firm represents disability clients throughout all of Pennsylvania and Maryland.

That being said, here are the Top 5 Social Security Disability posts for this year.

  1. After multiple denials, you can win Social Security Benefits

You know, the younger an applicant is the harder it is to get granted social security disability benefits.  It is not that the younger person does not need the disability benefits as much as an older person.  It is just the rules of the game.  This year brought us a heartbreaking vases of an individual that clearly could not function in any employment, was under the age of 35, was homeless living along a creek, and was denied 8 previous times with multiple attorneys.  I took the case and you can further read about by clicking the story link.

2. Social Security Disability Hearings Tips

We wrote this article because many clients we represent are quite apprehensive about their appeal hearing.  They do not know what to expect and what to expect from the ALJ that will hear the case.  We offer a few tips for the hearing day in this article.

3. Why is a Vocational Expert at my Social Security Disability Hearing?

Another thing that disability clients seem to be apprehensive about is the fact that they read that a vocation specialists will be at their hearing.  They are unsure of what their role is at the hearing and why they must be there.  Here we provide a little insight into their role at the hearing.

4. Why is a Vocational Expert at my Social Security Disability Hearing?

See the above.  Client are apprehensive when being notified by SSA that they must attend a Consultative Exam.  If you are familiar with Personal Injury or Workers Compensation, it is similar to an Independent Medical Examination.  Read about it at the link above.

5. Mooney Is A Full Service Social Security Disability Practice

Mooney & associates became a full Social Security Disability practice this year.  What does that mean?  Previously, we would inform clients of the three ways they could file their application for benefits, then if denied, come back to us and we would represent them in the appeal hearing.  NOW, we do not inform then on the three ways to apply, because we can DO THE APPLICATION for them now!  Read more.

We look forward to bringing you more engaging and informative Social Security Disability content in 2018.