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Sharp contrast seen in people with disability benefits by area
Posted April 22, 2014

Many people are affected by disabilities every day, but Stephan Lindler of the Urban Institute posted an interactive map on the MicroTrends Blog recently which shows that the number of people who receive disability benefits differs greatly in small regions. In Cook County, for example, 3.25 percent of the population receive disability insurance. However, drive a few hours south to Marion county and you will see that number rise north of 6 percent.


Q&A: Preparing for a mental disability case
Posted April 16, 2014

There may not be as much attention paid to mental problems as physical disabilities, but the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates has seen a large amount of these mental disability cases come through its doors. Preparing for a hearing in front of the Social Security Administration will take a lot of work, but these cases can be successful. You can attain mental disability benefits from the SSA.


VA claims backlog is being reduced slowly but surely
Posted April 14, 2014

One of the biggest and most accurate complaints lobbied against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is that they are too slow and bogged down by records. We have heard time and again that the veterans benefits process would be sped up but have yet to see real results. The Washington Post reports that this may soon be changing, as VA officials claim the backlog have been cut by 44 percent since reaching its zenith in March 2013.


Social media may play role in SSA disability hearings
Posted April 10, 2014

Are you mindful of what goes on your social media accounts? If you are applying for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration, you certainly should be.