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February 21, 2017

Disability Newsletter The Law Firm of Dempsey & Dempsey, P.C. Disability Advocates in Illinois and Missouri Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants are now Acceptable Medical Sources! The Social Security Administration has made an important change in how it views medical and opinion evidence from Advance Practice Registered Nurses and Physicians Assistants. They are now included […]

July 29, 2016

Disability Newsletter The Law Firm of Dempsey & Dempsey, P.C. Disability Advocates in Illinois and Missouri Social Security Hearings One of the things we do in our semiannual newsletter is to try to keep you apprised to some extent of what is going on in the region in Social Security Disability. For the first time […]

June 1, 2016

Click here  to read how you may be able to get your student loans discharged if you are determined to be disabled.

February 18, 2016

Disability Newsletter The Law Firm of Dempsey & Dempsey, P.C. Disability Advocates in Illinois and Missouri A Word about this Edition of our Newsletter. I just finished meeting with a lady with a very nasty medical problem – progressive supranuclear palsy. She’s a lovely lady in her fifties who has worked hard all of her […]

November 6, 2015

The biggest backlog in the government, Appeals pending at the Social Security Administration’s Office of Disablity Adjudicaiton and Review,  has now reached one million appeals according to a Audit Report completed by the Office of the Inspector General .  The average time to process claims has reacehd 450 days.  The Social Security Adminstration is strained […]

October 16, 2015

The Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award was awarded to Mrs. Vicki Dempsey today in Kansas City at the American Bankruptcy Intitute’s 35th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institiute. The Missouri Bar’s Commercial Law Committee established an annual award to be presented at the Annual Meeting of The Missouri Bar. The Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy […]

August 31, 2015

Social Security Backlog in Our Region: Among Worst in Nation According to the Social Security Administration, our clients in Northeast Missouri and West Central Illinois are some of the worst-served in the United States.  The St. Louis Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) ranks 158th out of 162 offices.  At the end of May, the office […]

August 13, 2015

Attorney Vicki Dempsey saw an injustice in Missouri law and has been successful in getting it changed.  Dempsey has practiced bankruptcy law for 28 years and has represented thousands of people in Chapter 7 and 13 cases.  In 2011 she filed a case for a couple in Missouri who had substantial medical bills.  Sadly, a few months after […]

July 24, 2015

Sometimes those who intend to help really screw things up. A couple of social workers in a local Illinois agency were convinced that all attorneys want to do is drag out Social Security cases so they can get fees. In fact, they were convinced that the best way to get disability benefits was for their […]

June 10, 2015

Unfortunately, there is a group of people in Washington who want to radically alter or eliminate the Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.  One of them, Senator Orin Hatch of Utah, was in the news recently citing an in-house study on overpayments to recipients of these programs and suggesting that Social Security […]

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