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Ivan Ramos
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Personal Injury and Social Security Disability Lawyer
Personal Injury and Social Security Disability Lawyer

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The Meaning of "SVP" In Your Social Security Disability Hearing
The Social Security Disability claims process is full of abbreviations and acronyms.  If you have had a Social Security Disability hearing, you probably have heard the term "SVP" used by your lawyer, the judge or, the vocational expert.   SVP stands for Spe...

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Now Non-Medical Appeals Can be Filed Online
Social Security Disability lawyers get swamped with calls from claimants who need help contesting non-medical decisions.  These non-medical decisions include overpayments and reduction of SSI benefit determinations.  Unfortunately, most private Social Secur...

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New Rules Regarding Medical Evidence Issued (But Halted by Trump)
On January 18, 2017, the Social Security Administration issued new rules regarding the evaluation of medical evidence.  These new rules eliminate the "treating physician rule": a doctrine that for many years has been a cornerstone of the Social Security Dis...

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Social Security Commissioner Colvin Announces Resignation
Last Friday, Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin submitted a letter to President Obama stating that she will be leaving her position at the end of his term on Friday, January 20th. Commissioner Colvin's decision comes as no surprise.  She has...

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What are "Non-Medical" or "Technical" Denials in Social Security Disability Applications
When a person files a Social Security Disability application, the SSA can take one of two actions: 1. ask the state agency to commence a medical evaluation of the claim or, 2. issue a "technical denial". Technical denials are also called "Non-Medical" denia...

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The "co-signature" of a physician in a Social Security Disability Medical Opinion
In social security disability cases, the opinion of a treating doctor is given controlling weight unless it is contradicted by substantial evidence in the record.  Social security lawyers know that many doctors do not actually complete the medical opinions ...

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December 2016 Social Security Disability Briefing
Here are some of the top stories and issues affecting Social Security Disability Lawyers and their clients: New HIV Listing:   The Social Security Administration has published a new listing for claimants who suffer from HIV / AIDS.  The revisions in the HIV...

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