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DEATH WHILE A CLAIM IS PENDING

Tragically, the Social Security adjudication system is so disorganized and slow that our clients may die before a claim is made on their case. In cases of Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability, surviving family members may be able to receive back benefits. This may be surviving children, spouse, or parents.

To do so, they must file as a substitute party. See https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/hallex/I-02/I-2-1-50.html. An experienced Social Security Attorney can help with this process.

Small Fiber Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia

Small fiber neuropathy can affect multiple body systems and cause wide spread body pain. Sound familiar?

A significant number of patients who are diagnosed with fibromyalgia are found to have small fiber neuropathy—over 40% in one study.

The good news? Small fiber neuropathy may have treatment options!

What is an Administrative Law Judge?

Most people are denied two times when they apply for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  They can then appeal, and request a hearing before an administrative law judge, or ALJ.

These are employees of the Social Security Administration.  They are attorneys.  They have productions requirements for the decisions they must turn out.  They often make mistakes, and sometimes even mischaracterize the evidence before them.  Luckily, their decisions can be appealed. 

It is important to have an attorney who understands Social Security law to represent you at a hearing before a Social Security ALJ.  If you have a hearing on your Social Security or SSI case, contact Glen Cook at 801-261-0674 for a free case evaluation.  We do not charge you a fee unless you receive benefits.