Wednesday, May 24, 2017

#SocialSecurityDisability video hearing?

Isn't that the question? Will a video hearing hurt my case? Does the judge need to see me to understand my case? These are all questions that arise in the Social Security Disability world, and lawyers disagree. I believe in video hearings because they aren't all that different than live hearings. Furthermore, agreeing to a video hearing will likely make the hearing come sooner. Time is essential in disability cases because claimants are desperate. Waiting tends to be their greatest enemy. I say tends to be because losing is the greatest enemy. By losing, I mean losing the hearing, which is a setback, but doesn't preclude disability for all time. It just delays things. But time is more often than not the enemy for successful claimants, and sooner is better than later.

#LawyersLife #sketchbook

Old drawing, new day.
 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

#MickMulvaney and the #TrumpBudget are unfair to #SocialSecurityDisability recipients as are the Washington Post, 60 Minutes, and NPR

1/10 get SSD. It usually takes a few years, and you have to show you can do no work at all. Average pay out is about 14,000 per year. Mick Mulvaney is really going after it. It is a shame the Washington Post keeps using the shoddy reporting; NPR and 60 Minutes have done the same. Kick the "little guy" when he's down is how the so-called liberal publications show they are not totally liberal I suppose. Really disgusting here


Debunking The Washington Post’s Latest Outrageous Attacks On Social Security

Debunking The Washington Post’s Latest Outrageous Attacks On Social Security: A just-released report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) reveals that, once again, the “serious people” in Washington are weaponizing shoddy, inaccurate data to stoke false claims about Social Security. The CAP report exposes The Washington Post’s misuse of data to inflate the numbers of working-age Americans receiving Social Security disability insurance benefits.

STATEMENT ON TRUMP’S PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY

STATEMENT ON TRUMP’S PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY: Englewood Cliffs, NJ – Today, NOSSCR Executive Director, Barbara Silverstone, released the following statement on President Trump’s proposed cuts to Social Security:

Disability Rights Advocates Accuse Washington Post Of Perpetuating ‘Myths’ About Benefits

Disability Rights Advocates Accuse Washington Post Of Perpetuating ‘Myths’ About Benefits: Disability rights advocates and a leading Democratic think tank are livid at The Washington Post over a March 30 front-page story on the prevalence of disability benefits in rural America. The newspaper claimed that “as many as one-third of working-age adults” in rural communities receive disability benefits. But as the Center for American Progress calculated ― and The Huffington Post confirmed by looking at the raw data ― that proportion holds true in only one county in the entire country.

Budget holes #micropoetry #TrumpBudget

What's a few trillion here and there?
When you are playing with house money.
Everything you do uses house money,
so why pay attention to a few trillion?

Friday, May 19, 2017

Quit fussing #micropoetry #sketchbook

Accountability is not in your DNA.
You were born this way,
yet you got worse.
Look at yourself, 
and you will see the lack of an answer.
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

We already live in #theHandMaidsTale #micropoetry

We don't have far to go
before we fall into the abyss.
And we may already be there.
But it is too dark to see it.