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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Nov 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

2016 has not been a great year by many measures. The Grim Reaper has taken so many talented people, for example. We lost musicians David Bowie and Prince, actors Alan Rickman and Gene Wilder, and  sports figures Muhammad Ali and Arnold Palmer. The recent elections have left a large portion of Americans depressed and concerned for the future of the Nation.  Terrible wars continue around the globe.

And yet . . .

We still have many things to be grateful for.  I had a case this week where a client finally got approved after years of waiting.  I asked about his Thanksgiving plans. He told me that the years

Be Grateful For What Matters

he waited for Social Security to approve his disability claim had taken a toll. He was not sure he would be able to provide much of a meal for his family on Thanksgiving.  But he was only downcast for a moment before telling me, with a broad smile, that he was going to be with his family that day. That was the only thing that mattered.

One difficult aspect of my job is hearing from clients who are desperate because Social Security takes so long to process claims. Many of these clients are facing being homeless other disasters. There is never anything I can offer them, except comfort. That does not turn the gas back on or forestall eviction.

I hope that in some small way, the good things that no economic loss can ever take away, such as being with family, can make the tough times a little easier to bear. We can all take a lesson from the client this week, who knew what to focus on.

Happy Thanksgiving.

About the Author

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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