Early Onset Alzheimer Disease Now a Compassionate Allowance

February 27, 2012 by Randy Zeldin

Fortunately, the list grows longer. The Social Security Administration has added early-onset Alzheimer's Disease to its list of Compassionate Allowance disabilities. Any disability on the Compassionate Allowance list is given prompt attention and usually an award of Social Security Disability benefits. The list is comprised of diseases and conditions which are presumed to be disabling by the Social Security Administration and of such a severe nature, that the applicants are in pressing need of both indemnity and medical care.

Social Security Disability attorney and lawyer, Randy Zeldin, Esq. of Boca Raton, represents individuals with early onset-Alzheimer's Disease, who are seeking Social Security Disability Benefits. Randy Zeldin, Esq. is a Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach, Social Security Disability Attorney and Lawyer.

Social Security Disability Adjudication to be Studied

February 20, 2012 by Randy Zeldin

With the exponential increase in Social Security Disability claims and the growing concerns about the fiscal solvency of the system, there is growing impetus to reform the manner in which claims are adjudicated. Recently, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), has sought proposals to study the existing Social Security program and recommend improvements in the adjudication process.

Some of the research items of concern include the following:

* The impact of the weight given to treating physicians.
* The role of the Appeals Council in Washington, D.C. in reviewing decisions.
* Measures that Social Security can take to identify and address problems posed by "outlier" Judges.
* The role that video hearings can play in increasing uniformity in Judge's decisions.

Although reforms should be studied, Social Security Disability Attorney and Lawyer, Randy Zeldin, Esq., urges that politicians not abuse the study to decrease access to the courts or otherwise diminish legitimate access to Social Security Disability Benefits.

Rampant Employer Workers' Compensation Fraud

February 7, 2012 by Randy Zeldin

There is a prevalent myth that workers' compensation fraud in Florida is the sole domain of cheating, scheming workers' compensation claimants who "game" the system. It is a lesser known fact that much of the fraudulent workers' compensation schemes are cooked up by employers, especially in the construction industry.

A typical fraud scheme involves an individual who sets up a "shell" company and purchases a minimum workers' compensation policy, reflecting a small work force. The individual who owns the shell company, will "rent" the policy to various construction subcontractors, who show the policy to general contractors in order to be hired for a specific job site. The subcontractors will pay a "kick back" to the owner of the shell company, usually paid through a check cashing store.

Rep. Daniel Davis of Jacksonville, has introduced a bill in the Florida House of Representatives, aimed at intense scrutiny of these workers' compensation construction fraud schemes.

Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., a Boca Raton workers' compensation attorney, favors passage of the bill and advocates increased scrutiny of employer workers' compensation fraud.