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Washington Post Article on Disability Backlog

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Oct 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a long and very informative article, the Washington Post explores the scandal of the backlog of people waiting to have their Social Security disability claims heard.  Consider one fact from the article: more people are awaiting resolution of their disability claims than live in six different states. The public is rightly outraged by the long delays in processing VA disability claims. But there are nearly twice as many Social Security disability claims pending. The article also discusses something people not familiar with Social Security disability might not have ever heard of: The Dictionary of Occupational Titles, or DOT. This is a book that purports to list every job in the American economy. It has not been updated in decades.  Per the Post article, the DOT to this day contains job listings for Telegram Messenger and Horse and Wagon Driver.  This would be comical if it were not so depressing.  Every day judges rely on the listings in the DOT to determine if people can return to work. The American economy has undergone a revolution since the DOT was last updated. Think of how many occupations are related to the Internet. Care to guess how may Internet jobs are in the DOT? Start at zero and count backwards. Take the time to read this article. Then forward it on to people you know. Ask them to contact their Senators and members of Congress to demand some sort of action.

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John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.

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