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The purpose of this site is to provide free SSDI and SSI information. This site should help those who are contemplating applying for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income and those individuals who have already applied for Social Security Disability benefits, no matter what stage they are at in the Social Security Disability process. If you have any questions that are not answered by this site or want a free consultation, please feel free to e-mail me at karl@ultimatedisabilityguide.comvisit my law firm's website or call 877-527-5529.  I will try to answer any questions you might have about Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

     My name is Karl Kazmierczak, Esq. I am a Board Certified Social Security Disability Specialist by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy. Please click on the following link for more information on what it means to be a Board Certified Social Security Disability Specialist. I have handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. 

How to Use this site.  If you are new to the process of Social Security Disability, I recommend you start by reading the "disability process."  This page will give you an overview of how your claim is processed and what procedural steps you have to take.  To understand how SSA determines if you are disabled you should read the page, "am I disabled?".  After you read this page, you should follow the different links to get a better understanding of what it takes to prove your disability.  I also strongly suggest you read "how to win" and "key to SSDI and SSI".  There is a lot more information on this site, but this should give you a good starting point to help your claim.
     If you need tips on how to win your SSDI or SSI claim, continue to read this site and bookmark it so you can come back and use it as a reference while you take on the Social Security Disability process. Please note that it is my intention to provide accurate and up-to-date information on this site, as I put in great effort to do this. However, the information on this site is not guaranteed and no lawyer-client relationship exists.  This site is not a substitute for consultation with a lawyer.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

National Hearing Center impact on Social Security disability hearing backlogs
I have noticed over the last several months an increase in the number of hearings coming out of the new National Hearing Centers. Because I handle cases all over the country it gives me a big picture look at how Social Security is handling the backlogs at the hearing level of the Social Security disability process. I am one lawyer and it is a small sample, but it appears like video hearings from the National Hearing Centers are having an impact on reducing the backlog in certain areas of the country. In my own practice, I have noticed more cases being assigned to these national hearing centers. I think it has had a real impact in some of the most severely backlogged hearing offices. I say this because when I looked at the most recent numbers on the processing times for hearing offices some of the ODAR offices that have in the past had severe backlogs have significantly decreased their average processing times. My experience with these new National Hearing Center ALJ's has been a positive one and I think their impact will be even greater when they are all up and running at full capacity. This gives the Social Security Administration the ability to look at areas of the country where hearing office wait times our greatest and then concentrating those National Hearing Centers on those regions to help bring them in line with the processing times of the rest of the country. Hopefully, this should reduce the waiting time for all claimants at the hearing level. In the past, SSA would use hearing offices of one state to hold hearings by video or traveling judge in another state to reduce the backlogs. With the opening of these new national hearing centers it appears like it is giving the Social Security Administration the advantage of being able to address these backlogs without having to take judges from existing hearing locations. The advantage of the national hearing centers is that these backlogs can be addressed without cutting the productivity of another hearing office. I have been doing Social Security disability cases for a long time and the changes that SSA has made over the past five or so years I believe have been very significant in helping to reduce the backlog or at least keep it steady amongst the rising amount of claims.
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Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Disability Guide receives the "Excellence in Healthcare Content Award".
I was recently notified by the reversing IBS website that my website ultimate Disability Guide has been awarded with the "Excellence in Healthcare Content Award". I want to thank the Reversing IBS website for the award and you can find it on the awards page of this website. It is nice to be recognized by other websites for the content my website provides for those in need of information on Social Security Disability law. If you suffer from IBS I have reviewed their website and can tell you it is full of useful information on the subject of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Receiving awards for my website and the many e-mails from my readers encourages me to continue to provide the best and most up-to-date information on Social Security disability and SSI that I can. If you are new to my website make sure to take advantage of all the free information on SSD and SSI that you will have difficulty finding anywhere else on the web. It takes a lot of time and effort to write as often and as much as I do on this website, so I always appreciate when others acknowledge the quality of the information and the hard work that goes into maintaining a website like this. Thanks again to the Reversing IBS website for the award and I will continue to add more informative content for my readers so that everyone has access to the information on Social Security Disability that they need to give themselves the best chance to win their disability claim.
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