National Chief ALJ Frank Cristaudo has issued a memo reminding ALJs that receipt of UI benefits is one of many factors that must be considered in determining whether a claimant meets the disability standard, citing SSR 00-1c as supplying analogous reasoning. The memo emphasizes that it is not…
Here's an e-mail response to a question that recently came in from an advocate. I thought it might be useful to a wider audience.
1. People who receive SSDI can continue to receive their SSDI benefits in facilities, whether public or private, unless they are being held there in connection…
SSA can start payments more quickly than usual in four different types of situations:
presumptive disability (PD) or presumptive blindness (PB) payment;
emergency advance payment;
immediate payment; and
expedited reinstatement cases.
Follow the link to the ssa guide on expedited payments.
On June 9, 2008, U.S. Department of Justice released a 2007 opinion from the Office of Legal Council (OLC) that stated that the federal government will not recognize same-sex couples but can pay benefits to their children.According to the opinion, federal law does not prohibit the Social Security…