The Social Security Administration recently announced that it was moving it’s Fairfield office to Suisun City’s Waterfront District, and the office would be open starting Monday March 8. The 266-page congressional investigative report, Congressional testimony and media reports allege Daugherty worked with Kentucky disability attorney Eric C. Conn to abuse the Social Security Administration by awarding unearned disability benefits to so many clients that Conn became the third-highest-earning disability attorney in the United States at one point.
The Social Security Administration was established by a law codified at 42 U.S.C. § 901 Its current commissioner, Nancy Berryhill (Acting), was appointed January 19, 2017, and will serve until the true Presidential appointment takes office. Judges say their jobs can be arduous, protecting the sometimes divergent interests of the applicant and the taxpayer. Active duty status and receipt of military pay does not, in itself, necessarily prevent payment of Social Security disability benefits. No legal fees are collected if your social security disability claim is not successful.
Long Term Disability tends to have higher payouts than Social Security Insurance, and there is a much shorter wait time involved with the claims process as these benefits are managed by private companies rather than the government. As a new fact sheet from our organization, Social Security Works, shows, vital services that Americans rely on — and, importantly, have already paid for — are under continued threat from ongoing, harsh limitations on the operating budget of the Social Security Administration (SSA).
The report and recent Congressional testimony allege ALJ Daugherty abused an initiative by the Social Security Administration urging judges to decide between 500 to 700 cases per year to clear some of the system’s backlog. The actual amount of time it takes to process your claim will depend upon the state in which you live, the nature or your disability, how quickly Social Security receives medical evidence from your doctor or other medical source, and whether you need to go for a medical examination.
Long story short: Social Security probably covers a lot more than you thought, but it was never designed to be your primary source of income during retirement. Thus, it’s probably a godsend that Social Security is currently covering about 90% of workers ages 21 to 64 in the event of a long-term disability. Check to file a claim for benefits online, find general information, or download forms.