Brian Clymer, Attorney at Law

Posts tagged "Social Security Disability"

Independence of Social Security judges in the balance in case before U.S. Supreme Court

On April 23rd, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Lucia v. SEC, which raises the question of the legitimacy of the appointment of federal administrative law judges ("ALJs"). Although the case deals with ALJs in the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Court's ruling could call into question the legitimacy of how Social Security ALJs are appointed.

Trump's Budget Director makes false attacks on Social Security Disability

Despite President Trump's campaign promise to leave Social Security alone, his budget director, Michael Mulvaney recently called the Social Security disability a "very wasteful program" that has grown too quickly under President Obama and needs to be fixed. The Washington Post gave Mulvaney's claims "Three Pinocchios", meaning that those claims are "mostly false". Here's why.

No single group favored when its members apply for Social Security disability benefits

We saw this column about Social Security disability by Tom Margenau in the Jan. 13 edition of the Tucson newspaper: "The Post-Truth Era and Social Security".