Social Security Disability Backlog Increases

June 27, 2011 by Randy Zeldin

It's incredible, but there are currently 728,000 pending applications for Social Security Disability before the Social Security Administration. According to TRAC, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, government efforts to reduce the backlog are faltering. Essentially, there are dramatic variations from State to State. Unfortunately, Florida ranks number 9 among the 50 States, with a 22.1% increase in backlog during the past 12 months!!

Social Security Attorney and Lawyer Randy Zeldin, Esq. of Boca Raton, has indicated that
his clients and other persons in Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, are enduring excruciating waiting periods for adjudication. Unless and until the U.S. Congress overhauls the Social Security system and increases the staff, waiting times are unlikely to improve, according to Randy Zeldin, Esq., a Social Security expert in Boca Raton, Florida.

Anxiety Disorders for Social Security DisabilityTakes Many Forms

June 23, 2011 by Randy Zeldin

Many individuals in Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, suffer from diverse forms of debilitating anxiety. According to Social Security attorney and lawyer Randy Zeldin, Esq., many individuals with anxiety disorders could be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Benefits. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, anxiety related illnesses include panic disorder and agoraphobia; post-traumatic stress disorders; social anxiety and many specific phobias.

Social Security attorney and lawyer Randy Zeldin, Esq. of Boca Raton, states that testimony from a qualified psychiatrist or psychologist is the best evidence of an anxiety disorder. However, Social Security rules also allow testimony from licensed therapists and social workers.

Social Security's "Ticket to Work" Gains Popularity

June 15, 2011 by Randy Zeldin

Many recipients of Social Security Disability in South Florida, often ponder whether they can get back into the labor force. Social Security Disability attorney and lawyer, Randy Zeldin, Esq. of Boca Raton, is frequently faced with this question from many of his clients. The answer is the "Ticket to Work" program, offered by the Social Security Administration. Under this program, current recipients of Social Security Disability, are assigned to an Employment Network, within which they can obtain job placement and/or vocational rehabilitation. It is a "ticket" to get off of Social Security Disability and to return to the labor market.

Under the "Ticket to Work" program, participants can continue to receive Medicare benefits for up to 8 years after they return to work. Randy Zeldin, Esq., Social Security Disability attorney, lauds this feature as a "safety net" for workers who wish to attempt to return to work, but fear a loss of Medicare benefits. The "Ticket to Work" program may be an option for Social Security Disability recipients living in Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.

Social Security Administration Eliminates More Paper

June 6, 2011 by Randy Zeldin

In a move to save money, the Social Security Administration has announced that all check payments will be through direct deposit. Old fashioned paper checks will be eliminated, in an effort to save costs. Additionally, estimates of Social Security Retirement amounts, shall also be paperless, but viewable through a new website calculator.

Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq. represents Social Security Disability clients in Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.