Disability Lawyer Blog

Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

               The Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) is responsible for holding hearings, issuing decisions, and reviewing appeals r
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Date Last Insured

               The date last insured (DLI) is the last day of the quarter that the claimant meets insured status for Title II disability insurance ben
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Vocational Expert’s Role in your Social Security Hearing

Your Social Security hearing will likely involve a vocational expert (VE). A VE is trained on job requirements, definitions, & tolerances regardin
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Substantial Gainful Activity

               Substantial gainful activity (SGA) is evaluated as part of the social security determination process. To be eligible for social securit
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Non-medical Related Job Loss in Relation to Social Security Disability

Recently in the state of Minnesota, specifically the Twin Cities Metro area, Target Corporation, one of the state’s largest employers announced and ex
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Dupuytren’s Disease

Dupuytren’s diseases causes Dupuytren’s contracture, a progressive and permanent deformity of the fingers where they bend.[1] An individual with Dupuy
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Medical Marijuana in MN

Medical marijuana was approved in by state of MN during the 2014 Minnesota Legislative session. While smoking for ingestion will not be considered a l
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Can Collecting unemployment affect my pending disability claim?

Unemployment benefits are given to individuals who have registered as unemployed, and are actively seeking work. Social Security benefits are approved
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Real Experience Series: Q&A with 20+ year Social Security Disability Attorney Andrew Kinney

Q: Can the federal government take unpaid federal taxes from my retroactive and continuing monthly Social Security disability insurance benefit paymen
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