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David Paletta

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About David Paletta

Mr. Paletta graduated cum laude from Duke University in 1976 with a degree in economics and history. He obtained a law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill in 1980. Over the past 34 years, Mr. Paletta has successfully represented hundreds of disabled individuals in their efforts to obtain Social Security disability benefits.

Why do disability cases take so long?

One of the greatest frustrations my clients experience is the length of time it takes to get a decision in their disability case. It usually takes 4 – 6 months to get a decision on the application, 2 – 6 months to get a decision on the 1st appeal, and 22 – 30 months to get a decision by a disability judge. […]

By |2018-01-09T19:17:00+00:00January 9th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

How long will my disability case take? An update

I get asked this question a lot. The length of time it takes to get a decision in a Social Security disability case depends on several factors. The time period varies year to year as the total number of disability cases under review changes each year. The time period varies from state to state and office to office. Further, the type of disability case you have can affect how long it takes to review it. Some cases are more complicated than others. […]

By |2018-01-09T19:15:54+00:00January 9th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

SSDI: The truth behind media and political mischaracterizations

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is an integral part of the Social Security system that provides vital economic security to workers and their families. SSDI provides modest but essential coverage that American workers earn, and protects against the economic devastation that often accompanies life-changing disability. Unfortunately, recent media coverage has painted a highly inaccurate picture of this program, in an effort to encourage damaging changes that would hurt people with disabilities. […]

By |2018-01-09T18:57:33+00:00January 9th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

Why I decline cases

I have been practicing law for 34 years. One of the most difficult aspects of my practice is I must turn down many prospective clients who contact me. The purpose of this article is to explain the most common reasons I do not accept a case. […]

By |2018-01-09T18:56:22+00:00January 9th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments

Reasons for Appeals Council Remands

By Howard Olinsky, Managing Partner, Olinsky Law Group, April 28, 2014 Our firm writes between 250 and 300 Appeals Council briefs each month. Over the years we have seen that the Appeals Council review has changed. I did an analysis of the last 50 Appeals Council remands we received. There is a discernible pattern in what the Appeals Council is presently doing. […]

By |2018-01-09T18:53:38+00:00January 9th, 2018|Disability Law Blog|0 Comments
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