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March 20, 2020

At this time the IL Governor has issued a shelter in place order. While the courthouses are essentially closed we are still able to file electronically and telephone conferences are being held. Currently we are offering free initial consultations by telephone for both Bankruptcy and Social Security Disability. If you have a Bankruptcy hearing scheduled […]

January 13, 2020

Disability Changes in Social Security Disability: Andrew Saul became Commissioner of the Social Security Administration in June. He was appointed by Donald Trump, primarily because they attended Wharton School of Business and graduated together. He is another wealthy New Yorker Saul is well-known for opposition to the very concepts underlying the Social Security Laws. He […]

August 26, 2019

The President has signed the Haven Act into law but what does that mean for you? If you are a Veteran who is receiving VA Disability this money will no longer be used to determine your ability to repay your creditors. In order to determine if you can file for bankruptcy and which bankruptcy is right […]

August 9, 2019

Something we deal with, in regard to our bankruptcy clients, are Zombie Debt collectors. Curious about what this means and how to deal with them check out this Washington Post article: here  If you are worried about Zombie Debt collectors or are struggling to pay your creditors call one of our offices to set up a […]

July 24, 2019

Why Your Patients with Very Serious Medical Problems are being Denied Social Security Disability and SSI Benefits: We had a call recently from a physician in the area. He had referred a man he was treating for a Social Security Disability application. The doctor’s patient was a friend of his. I believe they went to […]

June 19, 2019

There are some common myths about medical bills and bankruptcy.  First, there is no such thing as a “medical bankruptcy.”  While medical bills are often the precipitating factor for while people file, a debtor must list ALL their debts when they file a bankruptcy, including those that they want to keep paying or some that […]

December 6, 2018

We need your help to stop a rule change that will hurt the residents of West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri: The Social Security Administration is proposing a rule change that will negatively impact the people of West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. The Administration is proposing to eliminate the right to an in-person hearing […]

July 6, 2018

St. Louis Office Now Handling West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri Cases:         After nine years of dealing with the Columbia Office of Hearings Operations (formerly known as the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review), jurisdiction for all the cases heard in Hannibal is returning to St. Louis Missouri. That means that […]

February 22, 2018

Dempsey and Dempsey, PC sponsored the production at Bluff City Theatre!

January 4, 2018

Dempseys to be presenters at National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives Spring Conference in Atlanta. Terrell and Vicki Dempsey have been selected to provide a sixty-minute presentation to attendees at the Spring NOSSCR Conference in Atlanta, April 25 – 28, 2018.  Entitled “Thirty Years in the Trenches,” the Dempseys will share their formula for success […]

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