The Social Security Administration has announced a new policy which prevents Social Security Disability/SSI claimants from filing a new application while the claimant is appealing an unfavorable decision on an earlier application. Social Security states that this new policy is intended to eliminate confusing and conflicting determinations which frequently result when a person has more than one claim proceeding at the same time. If you have been denied Social Security Disability/SSI benefits, please call for a free consultation with Disability Attorney William M. Kuntz at 951-343-3400, or find us on the net at www.Kuntzsslaw.com.
The Social Security Administration currently has 157 hearing offices where Administrative Law Judges(ALJ’s) conduct hearings on claims for Social Security Disability Benefits and Supplemental Security Income. When a disabled person files for these benefits, and is denied by SSA, they appeal and eventually can have their claim heard by an ALJ, who will make a new decision on their claim. The Hearing office(Office of Disability Adjudication and Review) in San Bernardino, CA currently handles all of the claims/appeals from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The San Bernardino hearing office currently ranks 82nd out of the 157 total hearing offices based on average processing times, with the average person waiting 350 days from the day they file a Request for Hearing appeal until an ALJ makes a decision on their case. At the Law Offices of Riverside Social Security Lawyer William M. Kuntz, we are here for you when you need disability claim help. Call us today at 951-343-3400, or visit us on the web at www.Kuntzsslaw.com.
The Social Security Administration(SSA) has announced that beginning August 15, 2011, it’s Field Offices will begin closing 30 minutes early due to US budget cuts which resulted in SSA receiving $1 billion less than it requested for it’s new annual budget. At the Law Offices of Riverside Social Security Attorney William M. Kuntz, we are here for you when you need help with a disability claim. Call us today at 951-343-3400, or visit us on the web at KuntzSSLaw.com.
The Social Security Administration San Bernardino Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) is spinning off a new Hearing office. The new ODAR will soon be holding hearings in Moreno Valley, CA with some Administrative Law Judges(ALJs) from the San Bernardino ODAR, as well as new ALJs. The San Bernardino ODAR will continue to hold hearings for San Bernardino County residents with disability cases, while the Moreno Valley ODAR will hear disability cases for Riverside County residents. The goal of both ODARs is to shorten the wait time for disability claimant’s to have their appeals heard by an ALJ. For a free consultation from social security lawyer William M. Kuntz, call today at 951-343-3400, or find us on the net at www.Kuntzsslaw.com.
The Social Security Administration has announced 12 new compassionate allowances conditions which provide nearly a 100% guarantee that the person will immediately be found disabled:
- Aortic Atresia
- Eisenmenger Syndrome
- Endomyocardial Fibrosis
- Heart Transplant Graft Failure
- Heart Transplant Wait List – 1A/1B
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
- Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Recipient
- Mitral Valve Atresia
- Primary Cardiac Amyloidosis
- Single Ventricle
- Tricuspid Atresia