Social Security Administration Publishes New Regulations Regarding Submission of Evidence

Starting April 20, 2015, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will require disability claimants to submit any written evidence no later than five business days before the date of their scheduled hearing. It also requires representatives to submit all known evidence that relates to whether the person is disabled – whether it is supportive of disability…


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Social Security Administration Issues New Standards for Interstitial Cystitis Claims

Effective March 18, 2015, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has published new standards for assessing disability claims for interstitial cystitis. Interstitial cystitis is considered to be synonymous with the terms “bladder pain syndrome” and “painful bladder syndrome.” If you have a claims for interstitial cystitis, it can be hard to assess because the SSA demands…


Don Pilzer Recognized by National Board of Trial Advocacy

We’re pleased to announce that on February 20, 2015, Don Pilzer was recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy for his expertise in Social Security Disability Law. This culminated a rigorous selection process, which involved a day of testing; the submission of numerous U.S. District Court briefs; and the review of references from judges,…


SSA Statistics

Our clients often ask us “when will my claim be awarded?” The answer depends on many different factors, and no representative can predict the future with certainty. However, we want our clients to understand the general statistical odds of winning a disability claim. The Social Security Administration keeps track of the number of claims awarded,…