The basis for these suggestions is experience in Chicago, Illinois with almost all levels of Social Security practice. From devising spend downs to qualify "rich" people with HIV/AIDS for SSI; to estate plans for "retired" executives to pull money out of the company and still collect retirement. From disability for alcoholics to survivors benefits based on DNA Testing. From fighting off benefits of illegitimate children to fighting for benefits of legitimate children. From proving the age of a Holocaust survivor to proving a 35 year old nutcase was crazy before age 22. From overpayment settlements to structured settlements.
The basis is experience talking to the good, competent people with SSA who are fed up with professional bureaucrats and incompetent fellow employees or supervisors.
How about it Dr. Apfel? DO YOU HAVE SIMILAR CONCERNS? Let us know.
David R. Bryant