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February 2017 Archives

Congress set to overturn recent gun restriction

A previous post on this blog discussed a regulation that prevented certain Newark residents on Social Security disability for qualifying mental conditions from being able to own a gun. The rule did not apply to all people with a mental illness disability but only to those whom the Social Security Administration had appointed a representative payee.

Newark residents with mental illnesses have options

Residents of Newark, New Jersey, who are dealing with bipolar, depression, schizophrenia or some other type of mental illness, should first know that they are not alone. Mental health issues are the main reason people between 15 and 44 wind up disabled and unable to work long term.

What is the difference between bipolar disorder and depression?

Residents of Newark, New Jersey, may be vaguely familiar with the terms "bipolar" and "major depression," but not know exactly how to distinguish the two. Knowing the difference can be helpful for New Jersey residents, although it is important to remember that bipolar disorder and simple major depression can each qualify for a mental illness disability under the Social Security Administration's rules.

Common schizophrenia misconceptions

While schizophrenia is a serious mental condition that requires treatment, there are several myths and misconceptions floating about both in Newark, New Jersey. Although popular culture often portrays people with this disorder as odd and erratic, it is a somewhat common condition. In fact, about one in a hundred Americans suffer from the condition to some degree.

Eyes on new president to choose new Commissioner

Many residents of Newark, New Jersey, may not realize this, but the Social Security Administration has not had a "permanent" leader, chosen by the President and confirmed by the Senate for a six-year term, in about four years. The Administration has instead by relying on acting leaders who are usually full-time civil administrators as opposed to people who come and go depending on who is in power.

Helping those denied Social Security Disability get benefits

A previous post on this blog talked about how to speed up the appeal process when a Newark, New Jersey, resident is denied Social Security benefits. While there is no guarantee that any technique would work, as the backlog of appeals seems only to be growing, a qualified Social Security attorney, such as those who practice with our law office, can deploy some of these techniques.

Is there any way to speed up an appeal?

Previous posts on this blog have discussed how Newark, New Jersey, residents who have been denied social security benefits may have to wait for months or even years to get an appeal hearing before an administrative law judge. Especially since those who are disabled usually aren't working, the wait can lead to a severe financial hardship.

Federal hiring freeze may lengthen appeal wait time

As part of a flurry of activity in his first days of office, President Trump announced a freeze on the hiring of all new federal employees on the civilian side of the government. Although, some exceptions may apply to individual situations, this freeze will have a broad affect on a variety of government offices, including the Social Security Administration, the organization responsible for making sure residents of Newark, New Jersey, who are disabled can efficiently apply for and, if they qualify, receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

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