August 14, 2020

I am sure that the Social Security Administration and the Pennsylvania State Department of Labor Bureau of Disability Determination spend a lot of time on training and communication. So this is not a commentary on the employees as a whole many of whom probably never us...

July 29, 2020

There are about 30 food pantries througout Lackawanna County. Their hours and days of operation can vary. If you are in need of food assistance contact one of these umbrella organizations to help you locate assistance closest to you. Also listed is information on obtai...

May 29, 2020

Did you doctor reccomend, advise or talk to you about getting shots to alleviate pain, discomfort or other symptoms? Did you not get them because of this fear? This is generally a negative then for your disability claim. In some cases it can be a big negative. Talk to...

May 25, 2020

This list is only of invidividuals convicted of crimes directly related to their position. It is a work in progress. It does not include unethical behavior, questionable behavior or other behavior that lessens faith in government. For example if someone sold drugs whil...

May 24, 2020

Did you know that your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits have an expiration date? The real world difference between SSI and SSDI is the amount of your monthly check. Depending on how consistently you've worked on the books and th amount of money you...

March 23, 2020

The Tower of Babel is the Bible Story where everyone in the world spoke one language. Then they started building a tower to reach heaven. God did not like this. He knocked down the tower and then made it so that all of a sudden all the people of the world no longer spo...

March 7, 2020

There has not been an operating undergound coal mine in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton Metropolitan Census Designated Statistical Area in more than 50 years. Despite this we still have visiting members of the national media and politicians made public comments to t...

February 26, 2020

Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) is income based. In general you can only earn and/or have in savings of a very little amount before your monthly check off approximately approximately $783 will be reduced. If you are getting free room and board of any type you...

December 30, 2019

First of all I am not going to tell you what the question is. I am going to tell you something useful though related to the question. This is a question that I prepare all of my clients to answer and to answer fully and truthfully. The answer to this question, for whic...

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...

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

(570) 677-3914