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Social Security Administration Field Offices open April 7!

So happy to hear that Social Security Administration District Offices, ie Field Offices are reopening this Thursday, April 7th! https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp The Social Security Administration has tried to merge 3 phone systems from Field Offices, Office of Hearings and Operations and…

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On January 14, 2022, the Social Security Administration (SSA) https://www.ssa.gov and the Association of Administrative Law Judges reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). According to NOSSCR, “ALJs covered by the union can volunteer to hold in-person hearings beginning on May…

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Hearing Dismissals resume during Covid-19 pandemic

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic,  in October 2020, the Social Security Administration’s Office of Hearings and Operations (OHO) had put a moratorium on dismissals of social security disability hearings (SSI, SSDI/DIB, Widow/Widower's, DAC etc. applications) by Administrative Law Judges (ALJs).…

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National Minority Mental Health Month

During the month of July, we commemorate National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month following the 2008 resolution by Congress. http://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Minority-Mental-Health-Awareness-Month/Learn-About-Minority-Mental-Health-Month This resolution honors the legacy of Bebe Moore Campbell, an award winning African-American author, journalist, and teacher, who helped to…

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Raising Breast Cancer Awareness in African-American women

At a past fundraiser for the Sisters Network in Atlanta, GA, I learned of the need for breast cancer awareness in the African American community. Breast cancer is the most common cancer amongst all women. http://www.cdc.gov/ cancer/dcpc/data/ women.htm For women under…

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Social Security’s 80th Anniversary

Marking a Social Security Milestone August 14, 2015 is the 80th anniversary of Social Security. Few Americans working today can remember a time when Social Security wasn’t part of the social fabric of America. Since the Social Security retirement program…

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