The Law Offices of Lawrence D. Rohlfing has represented the disabled since 1985 before the Social Security Administration, District Courts across the country, Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. I came in on a Wednesday morning (at 10AM) to update some details and did not have an appointment (so I expected a long wait). Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced the agency’s implementation of a pro bono pilot in Maryland for attorneys interested in being a representative payee for a Social Security beneficiary. Click the OK button on the screen to reenter the correct Account name and Password.
After the application is filed, the Social Security Administration will send the file to a Disability Determination Service (DDS) administered by that State. Of six possible ways of addressing Social Security’s long-term funding challenges, most Americans favor two, both of which would affect only wealthy Americans. Applying on the phone also means one-on-one attention, but you still have to have the forms sent to you and sign them, and call back if you have questions.
Make sure you include all medical records and the names and addresses of all of your doctors when submitting your application for benefits. Equifax announced that the names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers of 143 million Americans was stolen.
The income replacement rate of today’s Social Security benefit is about one third lower than the OECD Organization for Economic Coo-peration and Development, whose members are the major industrialized nations average. There are multiple levels of review of an application filed under the Social Security Act.
And today, we are going to look at another idea for improving Social Security and Medicare solvency, without raising taxes or cutting benefits. Every so often make sure to call the Administration and ask how your claim is doing and if there is anything you can do to help move the case along.