Liebenhaut Volunteers for Homeless Veterans

Tallahassee, FL - Attorney Matt Liebenhaut volunteered his services this past weekend at the Homeless Veterans Stand Down at the North Florida Fairgrounds.  The event is a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help the nation’s estimated 67,000 homeless veterans “combat” life on the streets.  During the  event, the Fairgrounds take on a military atmosphere [...]


Same-Sex Marriage Rules Changed For Social Security

Tallahassee, FL  - Social Security has changed their policy regarding Supplemental Security Income (SSI) eligibility and same-sex marriages. This comes as a result of the June 2013 Supreme Court ruling that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. Social Security can now consider the assets of both members of a same-sex [...]


2013 Statistics on Social Security Disability in Tallahassee

In Florida, the Social Security Administration denies approximately 73% of initial benefit applications. Even worse, the first level of appeal known as the Request for Reconsideration is denied about 90% of the time. Appealing to an Administrative Law Judge, which is generally the second appeal, is statistically a much more successful step in the Social [...]


North Florida Disability Lawyer — Social Security's 5-Step Evaluation Explained

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) utilizes a five-step evaluation procedure for determining a claimant’s entitlement status for disability benefits. Each step is considered in-depth and consecutively as the claimant’s case application progresses through each step. It is also important to note that a claimant’s case must move through all five steps (or meets all [...]


Attorney's Fees and Disability Cases

Let an attorney help with your disability claim, there’s no out of pocket cost. Unlike other areas of law, most Social Security Disability attorneys do not require you to pay a retainer fee for their services. In most cases, your attorney will only get paid for working on your case if you win. Then, when [...]


Social Security Disability Hearings in Tallahassee, FL.

As of August 7, 2012, the average wait time for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge in Tallahassee is 13 months and the average for winning one of these hearings is only 51%. If you are denied at the hearing level, you may have to wait an additional 13 months for a second chance [...]