New expose on US Social Security disability benefits shows system in crisis

In the book, Social Security Disability Revealed, Spencer Bishins demystifies a complicated system and gives everyday people tools to have the best chance of getting their disability case approved.

In this new book, the author – a 10-year employee of the Social Security Administration – demystifies the disability process, how it works and why it doesn’t.

The SSA requires applicants to have almost no income, but penalizes people who did not seek sufficient medical care, even if that person did not seek treatment because, without income, they could not. not afford it!

—Spencer Bishins

TACOMA, WASHINGTON, USA, July 22, 2022 / — About 50% of Social Security disability claims are approved, but cases often take years of effort on the part of claimants. The disability benefit system is slow, inefficient and unfair to claimants, as judges are encouraged to refuse claims. Learn more in the new version “Social Security Disability Revealed:
Why it’s so difficult to access benefits and what you can do about it.”

Former Social Security attorney Spencer Bishins demystifies Social Security’s complex disability system in this new version. The author reveals the inner workings of the disability system, explaining how the system works – and doesn’t work.

This book explores what claimants go through, delves into the complexities of Social Security regulations, explains why the regulations make it so difficult to file and win a disability case, and highlights how the Agency urges judges to deny claims. requests.

“Part of my job was to do reviews of courtrooms or judges. . . paying too many checkouts. That’s right, paying too many checkouts. I don’t remember ever reviewing a judge who dismissed too many cases. »

The book also explains what applicants can do to improve their chances of success. The book highlights the types of evidence needed for different types of impairments and explains why getting the care you need doesn’t always mean proving a disability claim.

“The SSA requires applicants to have almost no income, and yet penalizes someone for not seeking sufficient medical care, even if that person was not seeking care because, with almost no income, they could not not afford it. No wonder the SSA finds that so many people don’t have enough medical evidence to prove they have a disability! »

The book ends with a recommendation on how to improve the delivery of public benefits in the United States through the use of a Universal Basic Income (UBI). The book explains why this is the best way to provide consistent income, especially during a pandemic.

Spencer Bishins holds a law degree from Florida State University and an MA in comparative politics from the London School of Economics. He worked for the Social Security Administration for more than 10 years, writing and reviewing thousands of disability decisions. He is a lawyer, licensed to practice law in Florida and Washington State.

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