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January 26, 2015

SOCIAL SECURITY CASES HEARD IN HANNIBAL REASSIGNED TO ST. LOUIS ODAR In November our office was notified that all of our cases which are heard in Hannibal – all of our Illinois cases as well as the eastern two-thirds of Northeast Missouri — are being transferred back to the St. Louis Office of Disability Adjudication […]

July 14, 2014

Recent Changes in Social Security There is a partisan attack on Social Security Disability recipients in this country and it is having fallout for our clients.  There is a perceptible chill running through the Social Security Administration. The federal government sequester resulted in the laying off of personnel in the fall of 2013. Judges who […]

January 24, 2014

Time of Changes for Disability Clients Our disability practice continues to grow and in this issue we will discuss some of the changes and challenges we are facing.  The Veteran’s Administration remains seriously understaffed and dogged by time delays.  It is still a challenge just to receive records.  For Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI […]

July 18, 2013

Our Firm Wins $70,000 Award for Homeless Veteran in Pro Bono Case  Tooting our own Horn! Our office participates in the Center for Veteran Advancement/National Organization of Veteran’s Advocates Advocate Pro Bono Program.  The following is from their newsletter: Congratulations to Marcia Moellring, CVA/NOVA Pro Bono Advocate.  Marcia was successful in winning over $70,000 for […]

January 17, 2013

West Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri Social Security Disability Cases Hearings for Social Security Disability and SSI claimants in our area have bounced from office to office like a ping pong ball in a tornado.  As of this writing, the Columbia, Missouri Office of Disability Adjudication and Review is nominally the office in charge of […]

July 26, 2012

Success in Securing Benefits for Veterans Recently our VA department has been successful in securing benefits for several veterans and their dependents.  Dempsey, Dempsey, and Moellring represented a United States Marine Vietnam Veteran at a Board of Veterans Appeals hearing at the Regional Office in Saint Louis.  The veteran had a service connected disability rating […]

June 27, 2012

     If you are unable to work due to a physical or mental disability, you should consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits, or Supplemental Security Income.  There are three ways to do this.  One way is to contact your local social security office either by phone or in person.  They are required to help you fill out […]

January 1, 2012

Local SSA Offices Closing Early in Attempt to Catch Up The Social Security Administration is notoriously slow in handling Social Security Disability and SSI claims. Staff reductions have done nothing to make this better. Beginning August 15th, all SSA local offices began closing to the public one half hour earlier, to work on existing cases. […]

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