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These Are The Good Old Days

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Mar 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lately, I have been telling people who complain about how long they must wait for a Social Security disability hearing that they are lucky.  By that I mean, they are lucky they are already in the system.  For those Social Security disability applicants just starting out, things are going to get much worse.

Less Money, Less Service

Don't You Have Any Good News To Report?

We see proof of that in a recent Washington Post article. Per this report, wait times for all Social Security benefits are going to increase. This is due to a proposal from the Trump administration to cut 1,000 workers from the Social Security Administration payrolls.  Apparently, Trump sees this as a good thing and a way to push people to use the Internet and Social Security's notorious toll-free number.  I have blogged about this service before.  In short, you would be better served to ask the first person you meet on the street for help than you would be to call Social Security's toll-free number.

Not Everybody Has Internet Access

As for pushing applicants to use the Internet, that is great advice--if you have access to the Internet. Many people who apply for Social Security disability have had to give up on things like Internet access because they can no longer afford it. For others, they simply never learned how to do such complicated things as applying for Social Security disability benefits via a computer.

Not A Good Time To Cut Services

More than a million people are waiting to hear about their Social Security disability applications and 10,000 people reach retirement age every day. Is

How Much Worse Can This Get?

this a good time to cut Social Security's workforce?  Apparently, Trump thinks so.

If you are just now starting the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits, be patient. You are going to wait longer than anyone else ever has.

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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