Category: Social Security

NARA Wellness Center

Social Security Training at NARA

TCNF Social Security attorney Melissa Haggerty recently led an educational meeting for mental health and primary care providers at NARA.  NARA is a local non-profit…

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Preparing for a SSI resource meeting

After you receive a favorable decision on your application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will contact you to schedule…

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What Will President Trump do about Social Security?

On January 20, Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States. Throughout his campaign, President Trump repeatedly promised that he would neither cut…

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Concerned About Losing Medicaid Coverage? Call Congress.

We have received many calls from clients who are concerned about losing their Medicaid health coverage.  If you are concerned about what would happen to…

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New Rule Changes the Evaluation of Medical Evidence in Social Security Applications

The medical documentation in the record can make all the difference in whether an individual will qualify for Social Security disability benefits. 1. Weight of…

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The Five Step Evaluation Process

Social Security regulations provide for a five-step evaluation process to determine disability. Step 1: Income Levels Work generating more than $1170 (2017) per month after…

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