It takes evidence to win Social Security Disability benefits. We review claims every day in which the Social Security Administration decided the medical evidence is not sufficient to award benefits. We often advise our clients on what evidence may improve the chances of the disability claim being awarded on appeal. In recent months, clients are turning to lawyers more than ever for advice on how to get evidence, as more and more working families are losing jobs, income, and health insurance.
Today the trustees of Social Security and Medicare are expected to post their annual reports on finance. The current economic climate, with significant job losses, is expected to show programs that may run out of cash earlier than previously predicted. Soaring health care costs are putting Medicare programs in the spotlight and causing President Barack Obama to focus on changes in Medicare before addressing Social Security’s funding problems. It is estimated that there are 50 million uninsured in this country. In a timely article, Martin Crutsinger describes these and other issues.