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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. […]

January 9th, 2018|

Eight Reasons to Abolish the Appeals Council

When a claim for Social Security disability benefits is denied by an Administrative Law Judge, the individual can file an appeal to the Appeals Council of the Social Security Administration. For the reasons set forth below, this layer of bureaucracy should be abolished. […]

January 9th, 2018|

Reasons for Remand – W.D.N.C.

Social Security Disability Appeals REMANDED in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2013* […]

January 9th, 2018|

The Obamacare Debate is missing the most important issue

I follow the debate on the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, closely. I believe strongly that every American should have reasonable access to health care, and Obamacare brings our country closer to this goal. I would like to share 3 observations I have on the recent debate about this health care reform. […]

January 9th, 2018|

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Disability

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease. For reasons doctors still do not understand, the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues, especially the synovial joint. […]

January 9th, 2018|

Fibromyalgia and Disability

Fibromyalgia is a complex medical Disorder characterized by widespread pain in the muscles and joints that persists for more than 3 months. My fibromyalgia clients often tell me they “hurt all over”. […]

January 9th, 2018|

Obesity and Disability

I am 59 years old. One thing I have noticed living in the United States is that this country has an epidemic of obesity. It is impossible not to notice it because it is everywhere. I often find myself in a room where a majority of the people in the room are significantly overweight. […]

January 9th, 2018|
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