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Damian Leone Esquire
Scranton Wilkes-Barre Northeastern Pennsylvania
Social Security Disability Attorney

(570) 677-3914

dleone@nepasocialsecurity.com

 

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Damian Leone professionally and ethically represents Clients who want help applying for, are having difficulty obtaining or have been denied Social Security Disability at all levels of the application and appeals process. He is a Scranton Wilkes-Barre Social Security Disability Attorney serving all of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
 
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Every person in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Northeastern Pennsylvania who has an arguable claim for Social Security Disability should be represented by an Attorney. Their Attorney should professionally, ethically and vigorously represent them. They should have the opportunity to work closely and directly with their attorney far in advance of any hearing to maximize their chances of their obtaining benefits.

 

November 16, 2019

In general the following is true about this issue. Social Security will know if you have ever smoked marijuana. If you have ever used marijuana ILLEGALLY there is a good chance it will hurt your case. This is true even if you used it for medicinal purpose. If you have ever smoked marijuana LEGALLY for medicinal purposes there is still a good chance it will hurt your case. If you used it LEGALLY under the gu...

October 20, 2019

One of the most mysterious, misunderstood, and also flawed parts of the disability determination process is the vocational assessment. When people come out of an appeal hearing in front of an administrative law judge the first question to their attorney is usually how did it go or how did I do. The second question is very often who was the person what were they saying and they said I could do what? They are referring to the vo...

September 27, 2019

A lot of people don't like to talk about their weight. This includes in front of strangers. However, if you have an appeal hearing in front of a Social Security Administrative Law Judge they will definitely ask your height and weight. They do this because under the law if you are classified as obese they must take that into consideration when determining what physical functions you can and cannot do and for how long you can or...

September 2, 2019

There have been a fair amount of studies performed over the years by both Social Security and other entities that have asked this question. The answer has been consistent. They get sicker and sicker and poorer and poorer. Less than ten percent ever return to any type of employment. I believe there are two main reasons for this. 

The Government and Non-Profit Sector Social Services System is Deficient 

The system does not have en...

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