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  • Institute of Health Committee Calls for Validity Tests in Psychological Disability cases

    If you have a psychological disability, the application process for Social Security Disability Insurance can be difficult. Now a committee from the Institute of Medicine is calling for more testing, which could make it even harder. In 2014, the Social Security Administration paid benefits to nearly 11 million disabled workers and their dependents. Of those,…

    a month+ ago
  • Clock

    Americans are allowed to claim social security benefits at age 62. Even so, a growing number are waiting until closer to age 70. Here’s why. Under the Social Security Act, older adults are allowed to collect Old Age, Survivors & Disability Insurance (OASDI) as early as age 62. However, according to the Center for Retirement…

    a month+ ago

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  • Spring-Summer 2015 Newsletter SSDI Insolvency Looms We’ve known it’s been coming for some time and now it’s on our doorstep. Unless Congress acts the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund (DI Trust Fund) will become insolvent late next year and unable to pay full benefits any longer. Millions of Americans who rely on their disability checks for most, if not all,…

    2+ months ago
  • Fall 2014 Newsletter OBAMACARE UPDATE On October 1st it will have been a year since enrollment began in the Affordable Care Act national health insurance program known as Obamacare. The difficulties in the early weeks and months have been well documented. But where are we a year later… Read the Newsletter in PDF format.   Read the Newsletter in PDF…

    2+ months ago

Newsletter

  • Spring-Summer 2015 Newsletter SSDI Insolvency Looms We’ve known it’s been coming for some time and now it’s on our doorstep. Unless Congress acts the Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund (DI Trust Fund) will become insolvent late next year and unable to pay full benefits any longer. Millions of Americans who rely on their disability checks for most, if not all,…

    2+ months ago

  • Fall 2014 Newsletter OBAMACARE UPDATE On October 1st it will have been a year since enrollment began in the Affordable Care Act national health insurance program known as Obamacare. The difficulties in the early weeks and months have been well documented. But where are we a year later… Read the Newsletter in PDF format.   Read the Newsletter in PDF…

    2+ months ago

  • Message From Attorney Crawforth  DON’T LIKE OBAMACARE? WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE SNYDERCARE! As many know, in addition to representing disabled people before the Social Security Administration, I represent those injured at work before the Board of Magistrates of the Worker’s Compensation Agency. This practice area has become much tougher since Governor Rick Snyder took office.  …

    a year+ ago

  • Message From Attorney Crawforth OBAMACARE SET TO TAKE EFFECT The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, takes effect January 1, 2014. Open enrollment begins October 1, 2013. Plans and prices will be available then. Open enrollment closes March 31, 2014. A visit to www.healthcare.gov/ will give you information regarding the Healthcare…

    a year+ ago

  • From the Office of Attorney William Crawforth ATTORNEY CRAWFORTH RELOCATES HIS OFFICE In 1999 I moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor. A year later I had to move my office when the landlord didn’t renew my lease in the City-Center Bldg. on Huron. That led to a 5 year sub-lease arrangement on Liberty with legendary…

    2+ years ago

  • From the Office of Attorney Crawforth Download Social Security & You Newsletter Fall 2012 SECRET ALJ POLICYTO BE REVERSED? As reported in the Spring 2012 issue of SS&Y the Social Security Administration began keeping the identity of the judge at hearings before the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) a secret in December 2011.…

    2+ years ago

  • Message From Attorney Crawforth SOCIAL SECURITY & YOU FALL 2011   SOCIAL SECURITY JUDGE ISSUE CUTS BOTH WAYS The Wall Street Journal article from 5-19-11 regarding Huntington, West Virginia SS judge, David B. Daugherty certainly caused quite a stir. In case you missed it, ALJ Daugherty had issued 729 decisions since the fiscal year began…

    3+ years ago

  • Message From Attorney Crawforth Download Social Security & You Newsletter Spring 2011   NEITHER PARTY HAS THE WILL TO ADDRESS SS/MEDICARE DEFICITS Despite all the posturing in Washington over addressing the trillions of dollars in projected budgeted deficits, neither President Obama in his budget proposal or the Republican led Congress has demonstrated the political will…

    4+ years ago

  • From the Office of Attorney William Crawforth Download Social Security & You Newsletter Fall 2010   HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL PASSED & SIGNED INTO LAW One of the disadvantages of trying to stay topical in this newsletter format is the lag time between when I submit the copy to the printer and the time it actually…

    4+ years ago

  • From the Office of Attorney William Crawforth   Download Social Security & You Newsletter Spring 2010 HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL STALLED Last fall I speculated that, despite making it a priority in his first year in office, President Obama’s goal of meaningful healthcare reform wasn’t likely anytime soon. The intervening months have proven that prediction to…

    5+ years ago

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