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In Person Hearings and the Reopening of Social Security

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • COVID-19

Since March 2020, the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) hearing offices have remained closed due to Covid-19. SSA is currently offering hearings in disability claims by phone since March 2020 and by video since May 2021. The telephone hearing does not require anything special but for a telephone line (either cell phone or landline). The video […]

What to Know About Continuing Disability Reviews

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • Appeals

In November 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released a proposal concerning Social Security disability programs of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Under the proposal, many SSDI and SSI recipients will be subjected to take part in more frequent ““continuing disability reviews” also called CDRs.  A CDR is sort of […]

Reasons Why Disability Claims are Denied

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • Denials

Millions of people apply for Social Security Disability benefits each year. Out of those millions of applications received by the Social Security Administration, the bulk of cases are denied at the initial level of the disability claim process. Why are so many Social Security Disability claims denied? The reasons for a denial of disability benefits […]