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A Million Reasons Why The Wait Is So Long For A Disability Hearing

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Nov 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

It is almost impossible to believe, yet true: the backlog of people waiting for their Social Security disability hearing has reached almost one million.  That number is shocking for several reasons. First, it's hard to believe that something like one out of every three hundred or so Americans is trying to get disability. That just seems too high, But, if we take that number as accurate, it suggests that something has to be done. The people waiting for hearings are often in dire straits.  A claimant cannot work while waiting for his or her hearing, How many people can go an entire year (or longer) without income? It seems to me that such a system is especially hard on those claimants were already the working poor.  There are no easy solutions to this astounding backlog, but I don't see how this can go on. 

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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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