I'm a former Examiner (adjudicator) for Social Security Disability and SSI claims. My background also involves the representation of claims. Working in both areas has given me a certain perspective on how the disability system operates. Because I write extensively about the SSD/SSI system, I was asked to participate in a New York Times opinion piece titled "The Disability Mess".
I became my school's spelling bee champ only to lose at the county trials by misspelling the word "erase".