Author Archives: Joni B. Bailey

10 Questions To Ask Your Surgeon Before Total Joint Replacement

The following list of questions from can help you as a Social Security Disability claimant to talk to your surgeon about total joint replacement.  If you are considering total joint replacement, print out this article and bring it with you to your next appointment.

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Why Are The Rules Different for Disability Claimants Over 50?

The drafters of the Social Security laws and regulations had common sense.  They knew that an older (over 50) coal miner or laborer will probably not switch to a job as a typist if illness or injury physically prevents doing his or her past job.  That is why they drafted the Medical-Vocational Guidelines, also known as 20 CFR Part 404, Subpart P, Appendix 2, or “the Grids” for short.

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How the Social Security Hiring Freeze Affects Disability Claimants

The Trump Administration’s federal hiring freeze officially took effect on January 23rd.  This affects most government services, including Social Security.  Here’s what you need to know about how the Social Security hiring freeze affects those applying for disability.

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When Should I Retire? A Helpful Guide

My clients often ask me, “When is the best age to retire?”  Ultimately, there is no one “best age” and your choice will be informed by several factors.

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