Category: Disability


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Long Term Disability And The ERISA Law

Denial of Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Benefits (ERISA and Non-ERISA) We handle claims by individuals for non-payment and termination of payment for short-term and long-term…

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a frustrating and mysterious disease, in which people experience long-term, body-wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues.…

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Getting help with property taxes as an Oregonian on disability

If you are an Oregonian on SSD or SSI and are fighting to keep your home due to the cost of property taxes, there is a…

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Good news for Disability Claimants in Oregon

It’s rare to be able to share good news.  Our clients are disabled Oregonians, who are unable to work anymore and who often are in…

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Understanding how Social Security evaluates disability

I came across this helpful chart recently, which illustrates the five-step process.       Source: http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/rsnotes/rsn2013-01.html.  Illustration adapted from Lahiri, Vaughan, and Wixon (1995).

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What happens at a disability hearing?

Are you curious about what happens at a Social Security disability hearing?  Here is the typical progression we see at the Portland Office of Disability…

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