I am a former Administrative Law Judge in the Social Security Administration's... more
I am a former Administrative Law Judge in the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). As an Administrative Law Judge at SSA, I held approximately 700 hearings and made decisions on 1,000 cases.Ihave more than 21 years experience in Social Security law, over4 years of that in ODAR, first as an Attorney Advisor researching Social Security law and writ... view profile
Social security law involves the intricacies of the American public benefits system that provides social security income. Social security is funded by taxes you pay when you are working. Once you stop working and meet the eligibility requirements, you receive monthly benefits. This occurs when you retire, have a recognized social security disability, or are the surviving spouse or child of a person entitled to social security. There are many social security laws and policies to determine eligibility, benefit amounts, and benefit duration. A social security lawyer can help if you are unfairly denied social security benefits, or if you feel the amount you receive is not enough.