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Andrew W. Norfleet

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  1. SSDI Question

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew W. Norfleet
    2. Inga L Stevens
    3. Robert Bond
    4. Clifford Michael Farrell
    4 lawyer answers

    The quick answer is yes. The ALJ must consider your compliance or non-compliance with your prescribed treatment -including medication. To better answer your question, we would need additional information from you - information that you should not provide in a public forum. You should discuss the specific facts of your case with a Social Security Disability attorney. The attorney can review your medical records and see if your psychiatrist and/or therapist are discussing your use of your...

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  2. At my ssdi hearing the judge changed my onset date of disabilty and discussed with my lawyer at the hearing. Did I win?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew W. Norfleet
    2. Sharon A Christie
    3. Terence Sean McGraw
    4. Stewart C Crawford Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    While I cannot guarantee you that you will receive a favorable decision, things certainly look to be in your favor. If your attorney and the ALJ were discussing a later onset date of disability, it may mean that the ALJ found something in your medical records that he/she believes is supportive of disability - could be an MRI or another diagnostic test that the ALJ found persuasive. There may be other reasons why your attorney and the ALJ discussed a later onset date, but, most would be seen...

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  3. I was in an accident in August 2009, can I sue now?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stewart C Crawford Jr.
    2. Mark E. Milsop
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Andrew W. Norfleet
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Based on the summary of your medical condition, you may want to consider talking with an attorney about claim for Social Security Disability. I hope this was helpful and wish you well.

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  4. Why did I justget a letter from ss stating my benefits have to be paid to someone else?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew W. Norfleet
    2. Clint Curtis
    3. Lawrence John Gibney Jr.
    4. Stephan John Freeman
    4 lawyer answers

    You are describing what Social Security refers to as a "Representative Payee." A representative payee is assigned when Soc. Sec. feels that you need assistance with handling your money. A Global Assessment of Functioning Score of 50 indicates a serious impairment in social, educational or occupational functioning. While a low Global Assessment of Functioning Score can often be useful in obtaining an award, it may also cause the ALJ to name a payee. Usually, Social Security will name someone...

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  5. How do the the SS disability lawyers take their 25% of the fee if they win is it in installments ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew W. Norfleet
    2. Matthew Erik Johnson
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    3 lawyer answers

    In most cases, the fee is paid directly to the attorney from the Social Security Administration. Unless you wish to question the amount of the fee paid to the attorney, you should not have to pay the attorney a fee. Please be aware that some attorneys will ask that you prepay for expenses, such as your medical records, medical opinion letters, etc. or reimburse the attorney for those costs after the award is received. If you are having a difficult time locating an attorney to speak with,...

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  6. If I get a settlement will that affect the chances of me getting my social security

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Alan Jaffe
    2. Andrew W. Norfleet
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    4. Judy Greenbaum Croy
    4 lawyer answers

    As noted in the previous answers, if you are applying for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), the settlement will not impact those benefits. If you are applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) you need to do some planning. SSI is a needs based program and the Social Security Administration will consider any other assets, income, support that you may receive. A settlement from a personal injury case would be counted in determining your eligibility. Ad, yes, if you are approved,...

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  7. What type of attorney do I need for SSI planning?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles Adam Shultz
    2. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    4. Joseph Michael Pankowski Jr
    5. Andrew W. Norfleet
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with the answers provided. Here is a link that you may want to review before meeting with an attorney. I hope that the information is helpful and I wish you well. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssi/text-resources-ussi.htm

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  8. Should I contact my state representative or an attorney to appeal a disability denial?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew W. Norfleet
    2. Jennifer L. Ellis
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    4. Scott Ivan Fegley
    5. David J. McCormick
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Just my opinion - your time will be better sepnt with an attorney practicing in the area of disability law - instead of your state representative. Your rep will send a letter expressing her/his concern and SSA will send a letter back thanking her/him and letting her/him know that your son's case is moving forward. As to your second question, it is not proper for an attorney to comment on another firm or attorney. You must be happy with your attorney. You are not buying a car. We, as...

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  9. Can I sue a doctor for lying in a medical report for Social Security?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew W. Norfleet
    2. Inga L Stevens
    3. Clifford Michael Farrell
    4 lawyer answers

    Attorney Stevens is correct - you cannot bring an action against the doctor. In most "injury cases" - social security disability, workers' compensation, personal injury - you will be examined by a doctor from the "other side." Often the doctors involved have different opinions. The rules put forth by the Social Security Administration give more weight (consideration) to the opinion of a treating physician for this very reason - a treating physician should know their patient better than an...

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  10. I filed for social security disability in January 2011, was denied and I appealed in August 2012. I have been told by the SSA

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew W. Norfleet
    2. Erin Michelle Schmidt
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    4. Clifford Michael Farrell
    4 lawyer answers

    I believe that you are asking about Social Security's Quality Review Board/Branch (DQB) . The DQB examines a random sample of claim applications. The cases that are selected and include decisions awarding and denying benefits -although there is a belief held by practitioners that more cases approving benefits are "sampled" as opposed to cases denying benefits. The DQB reviews the decisions of the individual case examiners to make sure that you have complied with providing the required...

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