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Social Security is a huge government agency. Currently, SSA employs over 60,000 workers nationwide - and this does not count employees of the various states who process initial applications and #reconsideration appeals.

Unfortunately 60,000 employees is not enough to handle all the work coming into #SSA. Remember that in addition to disability claims, SSA employees process retirement claims, tax matters and a variety of other matters. Ten years ago, in 2008, SSA had almost 64,000 employees and a significantly smaller workload.

Lack of staff is a major reason why disability claimants are waiting two to three years just to see a judge, why documents you send to SSA get lost and why hearing decisions can take 6 months or longer to be processed.

What can you do to protect yourself given SSA’s personnel issues and work overload? In this video I explain to you what I do to protect my client’s interests and steps you can take to reduce the chance that SSA will lose your paperwork

Disabled people have no lobby in Congress and there is outright hostility to the disability program from some in Washington. You have to do everything in your power to give SSA exactly what it needs to decide your case in a timely manner. #socialsecuritydisability #disabilityhearingbacklog #disabilityclaim
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A herniated disc in your spine resulting from a work injury can greatly increase the settlement value of your case. However, you cannot assume that your employer and their insurance company want to deal with the implications of a disc injury.

As I discuss in this video, there is no way to know for certain that you have a herniated disc unless you have the right type of test - usually an MRI, a CT scan or a discogram. Insurance companies do not like to pay for these expensive tests, and they may push back on your efforts to obtain one of these tests because a definitive finding that you have a herniated disc means more financial exposure for them both in terms of #temporarytotaldisability benefits and when it comes time for #settlement.

As the injured worker however, you need to know as soon as possible that you have a disc problem since early treatment can produce better results for you.

When I represent an #injuredGeorgia worker, I pressure the insurance company to pay for necessary diagnostic testing and I push to get you to a capable doctor who can work at getting you better. Once we have your medical treatment moving in the right direction we can concern ourselves with settlements. #georgiaworkerscompensation #atlantaworkerscompensation #georgiaworkinjury #herniateddisc #cervicaldiscinjury #herniateddiscl5s1
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Are you at risk for termination by Social Security of your #disability benefits after a continuing disability review? Over the past few years, Social Security has put more effort into reviewing certain types of claims for termination of benefits.

Termination cases are very problematic for disability claimants because the appeal process in these cases is identical to the appeal process in new disability claims with one big difference - it can be difficult or impossible to find a lawyer to help you prove that you are still disabled.

When you receive a notice of termination you have the option of having your monthly benefit checks continue while you appeal the proposed termination. If you choose to have benefits continue, there will be no past due benefits. Unless your lawyer is willing to work for free, you will not be able to find a lawyer to accept your case under a contingency fee contract. You will therefore have to file your appeal paperwork and appear at a termination hearing on your own, or you will need to find a way to save up several thousand dollars to pay your attorney directly.

If you choose not to have benefits continue, you will have past due benefits available and you may be able to find a lawyer to work on your case under a contingency fee contract. But you will have no money coming in each month for the next one to two years.

In this video I discuss the factors that I believe Social Security uses to decide which cases to review. I also discuss how you can best prepare for the possibility that your case will be reviewed and possibly flagged for termination. #socialsecuritydisability #continuingdisabilityreview #terminationofbenefitssocialsecurity #ssditerminationofbenefits
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What is the average time from start to settlement in your #Georgia #workerscompensation case?

As I discuss in this video, every case is unique and the law does not contain any minimum or maximum time limits for #settlement. Further, your employer does not have to settle your case at all - settlement happens when we can convince the insurance company they are better off paying you a lump sum to close out your case than to risk spending tens of thousands of dollars on future medical care or lost wage payments.

My experience has taught me that the timing of when to settle is crucial. Enter into settlement negotiations too early and you may end up with out of pocket costs for medical treatment. But waiting too long can mean that your case gets stale and the insurance company will offer far too little as a lump sum.

If you are not currently represented and you need my advice about what to expect in settlement negotiations and how to choose the right time to settle, please call me. #georgiaworkerscompensation #georgiaworkinjury #hurtatworkatlanta
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What is an effective strategy for winning #socialsecuritydisability benefits if you can no longer work because of a #herniateddisc in your #cervicalspine, or because of severe #spinalstenosis or related diagnosis?

As I discuss in this video, a definitive diagnosis of a #cervicaldischerniation or severe narrowing in the spinal canal is only the first step in winning #ssdi benefits.

In addition to MRI or CT evidence of your #cervical disc injury you also need evidence that your medical problem is causing functional limitations. Examples of functional problems that create work activity limitations include numbness and tingling radiating from the neck into the arms and hands, loss of feeling and grip strength in the hands, difficulty holding up your head, and inability turn your head from side to side.

In addition to functional issues, judges expect to hear testimony about severe #pain such that you cannot maintain #attentionandconcentration, focus at work or remember and carry out even simple, routine job instructions.

My experience in #Atlantadisability hearing offices has been that judges do recognize that severe cervical spine injuries can be disabling and with sufficient evidence these claims are often approved. #atlantasocialsecuritydisability #atlantassdi #atlantassi
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What type of clothes should you wear to your Atlanta Social Security disability hearing? Unlike other court hearings you may have attended, Social Security does not use formal courtrooms. The hearing office in downtown Atlanta is located at Peachtree Center. The hearing office for Atlanta North is located in an office park and the hearing office in Covington is located in a small office building.

When you get to your hearing the judge will tell you that “this proceeding is informal” and that formal rules of evidence are relaxed. Social Security judges are representatives of the commissioner of the Social Security Administration, which is part of the executive branch of government. So #SSD hearings are different than other types of court.

However, as I discuss in this video you should treat your disability hearing judge with respect. I advise my male clients to wear khaki pants and a button down shirt. Women should wear a blouse and a skirt or pants. I think you should avoid blue jeans, and most definitely do not come to court wearing a t-shirt or tank top.

Social Security judges understand that disability claimants usually do not have the money to afford a business wardrobe and you don’t want to look like you are reporting to work. If you are not sure, ask your lawyer. #socialsecuritydisability #ssdi #disabilityhearing #whattoweartodisabilitycourt #atlantaoho #atlantaodar #atlantanorthoho #covingtonoho
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Jonathan Ginsberg
Social Security Disability Attorney
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Not surprisingly, #Atlanta Social Security disability judges see more low back pain and lumbar spine injury claims than any other medical issue.

#Disabilityjudges are familiar with medical treatment options for low back pain claims and if you hope to win, your claim must contain evidence of a severe problem and your medical record must show that you have followed your doctor’s recommendation.

As I discuss in this video, however, it is not enough to come to your SSDI hearing with just a diagnosis of a #herniateddisc or #spinalstenosis. Instead, you will need MRI or CT evidence documenting your spinal damage, treatment records from an #orthopedist or #neurosurgeon, evidence of #radiatingpain and nerve damage not resolved by conservative treatment and either a surgical order or a referral to long term pain management.

Your judge will not award benefits if he views your low back pain as mildly impactful, and controllable with pain medications and physical therapy. Your #lumbarspine issues need to be at a level where your judge has no choice but to conclude that you could not reliably perform even a simple, entry level job. #ssdi #socialsecuritydisability #atlantasocialsecuritydisability #atlantasocialsecuritydisabilityattorney
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Jonathan Ginsberg
Social Security Disability Attorney
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There is no minimum amount of debt you must have to file for #bankruptcy. In theory you could file a bankruptcy to discharge a few hundred or a few thousands of dollars of debt.

As I discuss in this video, however, I usually discourage clients from filing bankruptcy unless their total debt is $30,000 or more.

Bankruptcy is no longer an inexpensive option. Congress and the courts regularly change the official bankruptcy forms, and modify the laws. In the late 1980's for example, the filing fee for Chapter 7 was $60 and most attorneys charged around $500 for a #Chapter7. In 2018, the filing fee alone is over $300 and attorneys fees will be in the $1,500 territory for even a simple case.

#Bankruptcypetitions used to be about 25 pages, now they are close to 100. I don’t think any of this added complexity has helped reduce fraud and, in my view, the net effect has been to make it more difficult for struggling consumers to obtain #bankruptcyprotection.

What do you think? Is there a minimum amount of debt you would need to consider filing for bankruptcy? Leave your comments below. #atlantabankruptcyattorney #chapter13atlanta #chapter7atlanta #costtofilebankruptcy #simplebankruptcy #howtofilebankruptcy
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I have had success pursuing #socialsecuritydisabilitybenefits for clients with #acromegaly.

As you certainly know if you have been diagnosed with this condition, acromegaly arises from a tumor on the #pituitary gland. The pituitary begins releasing excessive amounts of growth hormone, causing significant physical changes to the afflicted person.

Children affected by acromegaly will grow extremely tall, but usually will suffer joint and organ damage as adults. If you remember the famous wrestler “Andre the Giant,” he developed pituitary tumors early in life.

Adults to develop pituitary tumors will not start growing taller, but the will experience bone growth in the jaw and forehead area, their voices will deepen and they may experience joint issues, organ damage, and diseases like diabetes and congestive heart failure.

Tumors on the pituitary can be difficult to treat, and even if properly treated, often the damage caused by acromegaly is permanent. Therefore, as I point out in this video, #SocialSecurity judges are usually very receptive to #SSD claims arising from acromegaly. #socialsecuritydisability #ssdi #winningdisabilityclaims #federaldisabilitybenefits
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=================CONTACT ME========================
Jonathan Ginsberg
Social Security Disability Attorney
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GinsbergLaw/
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You can expect your #socialsecuritydisability judge to ask you how long you can sit, stand or walk. The judge may ask you how long you can do these activities at one time, and how long you can do them in total during the day.

As I discuss in this video, your understanding of what it means to sit, stand and walk may be very different than what these terms mean to #SocialSecurity.

In your disability claim, the only issue is whether you can reliably perform simple work-like activities. So when the judge asks you about sitting, standing and walking, he/she is really asking how long you can sit, stand and walk in a typical work environment.

You do not see recliners in a #workenvironment, nor can you typically use canes or walkers, nor can you lean against something when trying to work. Therefore, when you prepare for your hearing, practice answering these questions accurately. Sitting in a #recliner with your feet up is not the same thing as sitting in a business chair. Walking slowly on a flat surface next to a wall is not the same thing as walking across a bumpy granite floor in a warehouse.

Rely on your lawyer to learn how to accurately answer questions about your #physicalcapabilities so that you can paint an accurate picture of your functioning to the judge who will decide whether or not to award you #disability benefits. #socialsecuritydisability #ssdi #socialsecuritydisabilityhearing #definitionofdisability #activitiesofdailyliving
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Jonathan Ginsberg
Social Security Disability Attorney
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