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How Does SSA Rate B Criteria?

In a country that is divided philosophically along so many topics, it is becoming increasingly clear that Social Security benefits, Medicare and Medicaid are on the political table. In earlier newsletters, we have described the functional issues Social Security has identified as critical in determining the severity of the symptoms of mental, neurological and several […]

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Do Politics Matter to the Disabled, Widows and the Elderly? In a word, yes.

In a country that is divided philosophically along so many topics, it is becoming increasingly clear that Social Security benefits, Medicare and Medicaid are on the political table. While supposedly independent, Social Security is subject to the impact of political partisanship. Funding of operations is a key lever for Congress – determining Social Security’s budget […]

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IMPORTANT: Medical Care During Pandemic

Approval of an application for Social Security benefits is almost entirely dependent upon the content and source of the medical records. Medical charts are the core evidence used to decide every disability application at every level of the application and appeal process. We work closely with our clients to make certain they understand that it […]

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Anna Mikhaylina

Email: mail@jackson-macnichol.com Phone: (207) 772-9000 or (800) 524-3339 Practice Area: Veterans Law & Estate Planning Education: American University in Bulgaria (B.A. in Business Administration), University of Maine School of Law (J.D.). Anna Mikhaylina, grew up in Tambov, Russia, where in her formative years, she was fortunate to interact with and listen to the stories of the WWII […]

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