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Social Security Disability Hearings and Judge Approval Rates in 2022: What You Need to Know

Applying for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA) is a long process that can take over two years for many applicants. The process usually concludes with a hearing in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ). These judges

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Reevaluating the SSA’s Use of Outdated Job Index to Deny Disability Claims

Americans with disabilities often face challenges in accessing the benefits they need. One of the biggest obstacles is the outdated Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT), which the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses to determine eligibility for disability benefits. The DOT

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Long COVID and the ADA

Under section 504 and 1157 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) long COVID may qualify for disability benefits under the ADA if the symptoms “limit one or more major life activities.”   A person looking to define their long

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