Hearing Wait Times

by admin on May 12, 2015

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Here is a link to the average wait time for a Social Security Hearing. Keep in mind these times are calculated from the day you ask for a hearing- not the day you first apply for benefits. Requesting a hearing happens after you apply the first time, wait, then if denied you request reconsideration, wait, THEN if denied you request a hearing. Columbia, SC has a wait time of 16 months currently. Charleston, SC is 14 months. Greenville is 16 months.

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What PTSD Really Looks Like

by admin on March 18, 2015

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This photo series about what PTSD Really Looks Like to our veterans… is haunting and heartbreaking.

We must do better for those that serve and protect us.

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Resources when you are applying for Disability

March 4, 2015

Many of our clients in Florence and the surrounding areas struggle while they wait for a disability hearing. I talked about this in a prior post titled “SC needs more free and reduced medical clinics.” As a follow up, Dillon, SC now HAS a free medical clinic that has greatly benefited our clients! Hope Health […]

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SC Disability Law Facebook Page

February 13, 2015

Please “Like” our facebook page! We also have a website with even more resources!

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability in South Carolina

February 12, 2015

We meet with many people before they even apply for disability. They have questions about quitting work, the time they will be without income, and how the process works. I am always happy to sit down and discuss the details– even if you have not yet applied for disability. When it is time to apply […]

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Proving Epilepsy

February 10, 2015

We seem to have more than a few clients that suffer from epilepsy. Social Security has two listings that define how epilepsy can be disabling. ONE 11.02 Epilepsy – convulsive epilepsy, (grand mal or psychomotor), documented by detailed description of a typical seizure pattern, including all associated phenomena; occurring more frequently than once a month, […]

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January 6, 2015

That is how many cases behind the Social Security Administration is behind according to this article in the Washington Post. I often have clients that NEED their case moved faster. I WANT to move cases faster– I would be happy to move them faster. Unfortunately, there is little that we can do to make this […]

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Good News about a Cost of Living Increase

October 24, 2014

Good News from the Social Security Administration: There’s been a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits in 2015! The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 58 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2015. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI […]

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

September 10, 2014

We have had clients that have been diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. What is CRPS? Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition most often affecting one of the limbs (arms, legs, hands, or feet), usually after an injury or trauma to that limb. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage […]

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Initiative for expedited process for Veterans with 100% VA Disability

March 12, 2014

While Social Security Ruling 06-03p states that Disability Determinations of other agencies are not binding on the Social Security Administration, this is very helpful news: Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, along with Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD) today unveiled a new initiative to expedite disability claims by veterans with a Department of Veterans […]

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