Please be advised that the Social Security field office in Ocala is currently closed due to flood damage. The good news is that the new Ocala Social Security office is scheduled to open next month. The bad news, is that there will not be an open office in Ocala in the […]
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Recent reports indicate that the Social Security Administration may be running out of funds much earlier than expected. Part of this is due to an increase in applications as more workers lose jobs and are unable to find new jobs due to their disabilities and the economy. The Congressional Budget Office has said that the […]
The offices of disability adjudication and review (ODAR) is instituting a new policy. The new policy will be to keep the identity of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) assigned to each claimant’s case from the claimant and the representative (if any) until the time of the actual hearing.
It would seem that the rationale for the policy […]
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by Elizabeth Stakenborg, Esq.
Sims & Stakenborg, PA
I am often asked when should a claimant obtain representation after filing a social security disability/supplemental security income claim. My office commonly encourages individuals to apply and receive a denial before seeking the services of a representative. If your medical evidence supports your disability, you may be able to prevail […]
Sunday, June 21, 2009, is Father’s Day. I would like to take a minute and wish all fathers a very happy Father’s Day!!
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25, 2009 . . . Our offices will be closed Memorial Day to commemorates US men and women who died while in the military service. We will be reopened for business Tuesday, May 26, 2009.
Often we do not observe the day as it should be, a […]
Sunday, May 10, 2009, is Mother’s Day. I would like to take a minute to wish every mother a VERY HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!
April 22, 2009, is Administrative Professionals Day. I would like to take just a minute to acknowledge the hard working team here at Sims & Stakenborg, P.A. The case managers and workers, Archie, Sandra, Christine and Joyce work incredibly hard behind the scenes. They manage the day to day details which […]
Looking for a wonderful present to take to your next Christmas party? A friend of mine graciously shared her ’secret recipe’ for this bread with me. It’s become such a family favorite that I’m not allowed to enter my family’s get-togethers without this bread in hand!
1 cup butter or […]
NOSSCR has published the national ranking report for the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). How do our Florida ODAR offices rank?
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The Ft. Lauderdale ODAR office service area includes the following Social Security District offices: Beach, Belle Glade, Delray Beach, Ft. […]