20947902_sAre more Americans seeking disability benefits because unemployment is high? Are more people taking advantage of the program and accelerating Social Security’s insolvency? Is it true that it’s never been easier to obtain Social Security disability benefits? (Answer: no.) And do Administrative Law Judges rubber-stamping every claim they hear?

There are a number of myths out there about the Social Security Disability program. The NOSSCR (National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives), of which I am a proud member, discusses several myths, and gives the facts, as well. The NOSSCR was formed in 1979, and is committed to providing the highest quality representation and advocacy on behalf of those seeking Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits.

Here’s another fact: Obtaining disability benefits can be challenging, time-consuming and very complex. An advocate well-versed in the process can make the different between approval and denial. Call before you apply.

Modern Social Security card.

Modern Social Security card. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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