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Past Newsletter Archives

We publish a monthly newsletter covering one topic of Social Security law each month. Send an e-mail to be added to my mailing list, or to order a specific topic as listed here.

Request from the following topics:

Jan. – Depression: How to Prove a Disability Case
Feb. – Cardiac Claims More Challenging with Better Science
Mar. – So Just What Is “Quarters of Coverage”?
Apr. – Trust Fund Issues – Define The Problem Before Chopping Benefits
May. – Digestive Disorders: Crohn’s Disease, Colitis and IBS
Jun. – Representative Payee – Duties and Pitfalls
Jul. – Age and Disability – Congress Making Changes?
Aug. – Disability and Pain – A Challenge of Proof
Sep. – Cancer Listings Modified by Social Security

2014

Jan. – Cost of Living Increases
Feb. – Demonstrating Limitations for Arthritic Impairments
Mar. – Proposed Changes to Listings for Cancer Frustrating
Apr. – Social Security Cutting District Office Services
May. –  SA Ruling for Fibromyalgia
Jun. – Initial Application: Important to be Prepared at the Outset
Jul. – When Choosing a Social Security Attorney – Choose Local
Aug. – Social Security Updates Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Requirements
Sep. – Substance Abuse and Social Security Disability
Oct. – Medical Records Can Make or Break a Claim
Nov. – SSA Issues Ruling on Diabetes Complications
Dec. – Meager COLA Increase Ends Difficult 2014

2013

Jan. AIDS/HIV and Hepatitis C Disability Still Evolving
Feb. What to Expect an Administrative Judge Hearing
Mar. Proving Anxiety Disorders for Disability Claims
Apr. Listing of Impairments: Key to Disability Eligibility
May. Back Pain Claims: Most Common Disability
Jun. Updates on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Jul. ADA Protection and Social Security Benefits
Aug. Challenges to Proving Lupus as a Disability
Sep. How Can a Claimant Afford an Attorney?
Oct. Social Security Eliminates “Mental Retardation” Title
Nov. Depression and Disability: How to Prove a Case
Dec. How Can Providers Help With Disability Claims?

2012

Jan. Proving Disability for Multiple Sclerosis
Feb. Psychiatric Disorders as Basis for Disability .
Mar. The Dirty Dozen: 12 Biggest Mistakes Claimants Make
Apr. Getting Your Clients All Possible Benefits
May. Use of Hands Vital To Most Jobs
Jun. Substance Abuse: Is it Still a Disability?
July Disability Factors in Respiratory Diseases
Aug. New Compassionate Allowance Conditions Announced
Sept. Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Fast-Tracked Decisions
Oct. New Ruling for Fibromyalgia
Nov. Important Tips fro Filling Out Forms

2011

Jan. Documenting Limitations for Arthritic Impairments
Feb. Medical Records Can Make or Break a Claim
Mar. Mental Illness Claims: Challenging But Winnable
Apr. Combined Impairments Help Prove Disability
May Expediting Your Client’s Social Security Claim
Jun. Cardiovascular Disability on the Rise
July Treating Physicians’ Role in Disability Claims
Aug. Digestive Disorders: Chron’s Disease, IBS and Colitis
Sept. When do Dependent Children Qualify for Payments?
Oct. When Does Kidney Disease Become Disabling?
Nov. The Role of Vocational Experts
Dec. Planning Inservice Trainings or Speakers for 2012?

2010

Jan. SSA’s Cancer Disability Regulations Updated
Feb. State Economy Affects Social Security Claims
Mar. Proving Mental Impairments for Disability Claims
Apr. It Gets Easier As You Get Older
May Diabetes in Danger of Losing Disability Status
Jun. Back Pain Cases Prove Challenging But Winnable
Jul. What on Earth are “Frozen Quarters?”
Aug. The Legal Effect of Medical Side-Effects
Sept. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cases Can Be Won
Oct. What Qualifies You for Social Security or SSI Disability?
Nov. Fibromyalgia: Medical and Legal Mystery
Dec. It’s Time For Year End Planning And Updates

2009

Jan. Lupus Covered by New Disability Regulations
Feb. Unemployment Benefits and Disability Law
Mar. Proving Pain in Disability Claims
Apr. What to Expect at an Administrative Judge Hearing
May Listing of Impairments – How Does Social Security Determine Eligibility?
Jun. When is Kidney Disease Disabling?
July RFC – The Key to Proving Disability
Aug. Considering Literacy as Part of a Disability Claim
Sept. Disability in Asthma and Other Respiratory Diseases
Oct. How Can a Claimant Afford a Lawyer?
Nov. Well-Documented Fatigue Strengthens Claims
Dec. It’s Time For Year End Planning And Updates

2008

Jan. Multiple Sclerosis: Unique Issues for Proving Disability
Feb. The Secret to Success in Reopening Prior Claims
Mar. Back Pain Cases Need Special Attention
Apr. Important Tips for Filling Out Forms
May Cancer Disability Claims: Develop the Whole Picture
Jun. Long Awaited Changes in Immune Disorder Regulations
July When Family Members are Eligible for Disability Benefits
Aug. Not Too Late for Tax Stimulus Checks
Sep. 11 Biggest Mistakes Claimants Make
Oct. Personality Disorders as a Basis for Disability
Nov. Brain Injuries May Trigger Eligibility for Benefits
Dec. It’s Time For Year End Planning And Updates

2007

Jan. The Sequential Evaluation: How it Works
Feb. Rules on Neurological Disorders Being Revised
Mar. Crohn’s Disease, Colitis and Digestive Disorders
Apr. New Ruling on “Acceptable Medical Evidence”
May Cardiovascular Disease Gains on Boomers
Jun. Devastating Backlogs at Every Level
Jul. Disabled Veterans May Qualify for Social Security
Aug. Soc. Security Claims: When is it Time to Get Legal Help?
Sep. Documenting Limitations for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Oct. Disability Claimants and Private Insurance
Nov. When is Psychiatric Illnesses Disabling?
Dec. It’s Time For Year End Planning And Updates

2006

Jan. When Lupus is Disabling Under Social Security Law
Feb. Many Options for Disability Income
Mar. Obesity and Functional Limitations
Apr. Diabetes: One of the Most Common Disabling Conditions
May Documenting Limitations for Arthritic Impairments
Jun. Initial Applications: Important to Get it Right the First Time
Jul. How to Prove Pain in Disability Claims
Aug. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the SSA
Sep. How Can a Claimant Afford a Lawyer
Oct. Proving Mental Impairments for SSI Claims
Nov. Retirement and Social Security Disability Benefits
Dec. It’s Time for Year End Planning and Updates

2005

Jan. Children With Disabilities May Qualify For SSI
Feb. Regulations Modified For Cancer Disability Claims
Mar. Physicians’ Role In Disability Claims
Apr. Best Time To File A Disability Claim? Now!
May Privatization: Unanswered Questions On Disability Programs
Jun. The Mystery Of “Frozen Quarters”
Jul. Reopening Prior Disability Claims
Aug. Changes In Attorneys’ Fees On SSI Cases
Sep. Full Use Of Hands Needed For Most Jobs
Oct. What Qualifies You For SSI Disability?
Nov. Medical Records – Just The Beginning Of The Story
Dec. It’s Time For Year End Planning And Updates

2004

Jan. Early Retirement Or Disability Benefits?
Feb. SSA Clarifies Rules On Substance Abuse
Mar. Qualified Immigrants May Receive SSI
Apr. Person Injury May Result In Benefits
May Five Ways The Attorney Helps The Claimant
Jun. Preparing A Successful Social Security Disability Claim
Jul. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Rules Under Revision
Aug. Social Security Programs At A Glance
Sep. Combination Of Disabilities May Be Key To Benefits
Oct. Making Sense Of Mental Impairment Claims
Nov. Neurological Disability Standards Updated
Dec. It’s Time For Year End Planning And Updates

2003

Jan. Claimants May Draw From Multiple Benefit Programs
Feb. The First Two Stages Of Claim Appeals
Mar. Chronic Pain Hits A New Level: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Apr. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma And The Law
May Coronary Artery Disease
Jun. Disability Insurance Benefit Payment Rates
Jul. HIV Disability Standards Still Evolving
Aug. Standards For Medical Reports In Disability Claims
Sep. “Closed Periods” Of Disability May Be An Option
Oct. Unemployment Benefits And Disability Law
Nov. SSI Benefits For Children With Disabilities
Dec. It’s Time For Year End Planning And Updates

2002

Jan. Digestive System Disorders: Elements Of Proof For Crohn’s And Colitis Cases
Feb. Social Security Steps Up Its “Anti-Fraud” Program
Mar. Criteria For Mental Impairments Standardized
Apr. Social Security Updates Musculoskeletal Regulations
May New Evaluation Factors For Retardation
Jun. Considering Illiteracy As Part Of A Disability Claim
Jul. Extended Medical Benefits Ease Return To Work
Aug. Disability Claim Delays Near Crisis Level
Sep. Combine Impairments To Prove Disability
Oct. No Waiting Period Before Application
Nov. The Questions Social Security Disability Asks
Dec. It’s Time For Year End Planning And Updates

2001

Jan. Fibromyalgia: Medical And Legal Mystery
Feb. Cost Of Living Adjustments For 2001
Mar. How Are Social Security And SSI Benefits Taxed?
Apr. Tips For Filing An Application For Disability Benefits
May “Consultative Medical Exams” Require Caution
Jun. Claimants Can Let Us Do The Paperwork
Jul. Challenge Of Proving Back Pain
Aug. Epilepsy: The Cure Can Be As Disabling As The Disease
Sep. The “Dirty Dozen”: Big Mistakes Claimants Make
Oct. Double Whammy: Fighting Cancer And Social Security
Nov. On The Internet: Many Sites Offer Disability Info
Dec. It’s Time For Year End Planning And Updates

2000

Jan. Multiple Sclerosis: When Does It Become Disability
Feb. Asthma-Disability Factors in Respiratory Diseases
Mar. Disability Claimants and Private Insurance
Apr. Reopening Prior Claims Increases Past Due Benefits
May ADA Protection and Social Security Benefits
Jun. Psychiatric Disorders as Basis for Disability
Jul. Social Security Standards for Medical Reports
Aug. Diabetes Mellitus May Qualify For Benefits
Sep. Application Preserves Social Security Eligibility
Oct. Sources of Evidence of “Severity” Expanded
Nov. Documenting Limitations for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dec. It’s Time for Year End Planning and Updates

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I contacted his office October 2020, because I had and still am, fighting breast cancer. I had numerous surgeries, still doing chemo, finished radiation and still fighting the fight. They took care of everything and that was such a blessing because I was too sick and weak to do it myself. I would absolutely recommend them and I am so grateful that a friend referred them to me. They were always polite and punctual returning my calls and emails. Don’t go it alone, let them take care of it, reserve your strength to fight for your health.”

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He was amazing!

I felt the weight lift off my shoulders. He was caring and efficient and took over the whole process. He handled all correspondence and was my voice in my hearing. I was ecstatic when Matt got my disability approved. I wish I had started with Matt before I ever filed.”

— W.T. Kansas City

After being denied trying to file on my own
I was fortunate to have Grundy Disability Group
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A short survey and a visit then they took control of my case. This was the best decision I’ve ever made. Matt answered all my questions without hesitation and gave me confidence about my case. I’ve already recommended them to others and will do so gladly. Thank you Matt and his team!”

— W.S. Kansas City

I had a great experience
working with this office.

They are thorough, and get the job done with the least amount of stress on the client as possible. I would recommend them to anyone I know who needs help navigating their SSDI claim. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”

— W.W. Kansas City

I’m epileptic and you recently
just helped me get disability.

I just wanted to email you guys and say thank you guys so much! I appreciate your hard work and dedication.! you guys have helped me get my income back since I haven’t been able to work. Now I can pay my bills again and get caught up again that is a relief. thank you guys again so much god bless you and all your families.”

— A.D. Kansas City

Thanks again for
your help on all this.

From the first conversation I had with Susan Frank, whose advice set me on a course to lay the groundwork of a successful claim – months before I hired you. I spoke to a couple of other places before I spoke to her and there was no comparison. The difference between my initial contact with Susan VS the others was a personal connection and actual value in the phone call. It was informative, connected and extremely helpful. This built trust and made my decision to choose your organization easy. My ongoing dealings with you only confirmed my choice. Matt is extremely connected with his clients and communicates promptly and thoughtfully.”

— T.C. Kansas City

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