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Social Security Disability Claimants Judges No More Secret

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Cincinnati, Ohio 4/1/3013 News Flash

The year long practice of keeping the name secret of the Social Security Disability Judge  that would hear your disability claim appeal has been rescinded. This practice started mysteriously, the rationale was never fully articulated , and just as mysteriously has come to an end.

The National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives ( NOSSCR ),  of which I am a member,  just sent me an email in that regard. This policy was thought to have been put in place because of allegations of Judge shopping. Something that I never knew that could be done and I know of no representative lawyer who did this.

However this was implicated when the United States Senate put wording in a bill report 112-1176,  fiscal 2013. Part of the rationale was the declination of a video hearing. I guess if you knew the Judge and liked him you would decline a video hearing of a judge you were not as sure of. The committee stated in part:

” The Committee directs SSA to submit a report to the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate no later than November 1, 2012, detailing the type and scope of abuse under the previous policy and alternative policies that were considered or could otherwise be less intrusive.”

This policy was strongly attacked by social security lawyers. In fact, many had used the federal freedom of information act to get the name of the Judge. Why is this important you may wonder? Each judge has their own peculiarities as to what they wanted to see in a case. While the standard for granting disability benefits is always the same, ” the inability to perform any gainful employment for one full year” the facts or witness that each judge saw as crucial to be presented could vary .

Some judges liked to see third parties verify the claimant’s story and testify at the hearing. Some judges did not see this as critical. Some judges would pay great attention to a pre-hearing memorandum of counsel setting out the critical facts and legal issues. Other judges would not pay it as much attention.

Of significant importance was preparation of the claimant. Each Judge has there own way of questioning the claimant. Some just look   for answers to questions the record has not revealed. others seek to see if the claimant will overstate their case or conratadict the record of their prior statement to harpoon the claimant’s credibility.

Nancy Schorr executive director of NOSSCR got the email this morning which stated in pertinent part:


  • Beginning on April 20, the agency will resume disclosing the name of the ALJ assigned to a hearing when it sends out a Notice of Hearing. (Note: Under our rules, we must send out this Notice at least twenty days before the hearing, but typically we send it out 60-90 days prior to the hearing.)


About Anthony Castelli

Anthony is an Ohio lawyer that has practiced social security disability as well as personal injury law for over 32 years. His video, 3 Critical mistakes that can Ruin Your Social Security Claim has over 58,000 views. He invites you to call him at 1-800-447-6549 for a free consultation if you live in Ohio and have questions about social security disability.



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Social Security Disability Evalaution Free by Cincinnati Attorney Anthony Castelli

Monday, August 6th, 2012

If you are wondering whether you are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits because you are so ill or injured that you can not work I offer a Free Disability Evaluation for Ohio residents. All you need to do is answer these short questions below in the box in the upper right hand corner and I will contact you. I will answer all of your questions.

If you have been denied benefits it is even more important to contact an experienced social security attorney because the clock is running on your time to appeal. If you have been denied and do not appeal in a timely manner you could loose some or even all of your social security disability benefits.

If I decide you have a case and believe I can help you there is no monetary fee risk as my fee is based on the recovery of past due benefits for you. In any event the Evaluation is totally without charge or obligation. So please answer the following questions in the box located at  the upper right of this page.


1. Are you working? If so, have you cut down your hours?

2. When did you stop working?

3. Have you applied for social security benefits? If so, have you been denied

4. Are you under a doctor’s care?

5. What is your illness or injury that keeps you from working?


I will personally get this email. It is totally confidential. If you prefer you can call me at 513-621-2345 for your Evaluation

No attorney client relationship is established until a written fee contract is signed and approved by the social security administration.

Anthony Castelli Attorney

8170 Corporate Park Drive

Cincinnati, Ohio



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Social Security Disability Application Help

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Social Security Disability Application Help Free evaluation SSI and SSDI

Filing Application and Appeals Help Do I Qualify for Benefits?

File Your Application Here if You meet Our Qualifications

We file Your Application in our Office over the Computer


Benefits To You

No initial charge to file initial application

Fee only paid if there is a recovery of back benefits

Advice and Guidance from an Experienced Social security Lawywer

No waiting in line at Social security Office


For the first time applicant or if you have been denied and need to appeal.

The Main Factors of SSI or SSDI eligibility

1. Are you unable to work for one full year at substantial gainful employment. Many times if you can prove you can not work at jobs you held for the past 15 years you may be able to win benefits. For those under 50 you may have to prove also that you can not before other jobs that are easier to do. (This is a simplified version and there are many proven ways to win you case. So it can’t hurt to get a free consultation when your future depends on it

If you would like a free case evaluation or would like us to file or appeal your claim, please answer the following questions in the box to the right.

Name Email

Phone number

Date last Worked

Reason You Stopped Working

Date of birth

Injury or Illness that Keeps you From working

Do you have a doctor that is treating you for your disease injury or illness

Are You an Ohio kentucky or Indiana Resident

You can also call us and give us this information over the phone at 513-621-2345 or 1-800-447-6549

Anthony Castelli Attorney
8170 Corporate park Drive #220
Cincinnati Ohio
Cincinnati social security disability lawyer

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