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...

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...

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 o...

August 23, 2019

You Should Be Able to Answer Yes to All of these Questions Before Applying for Social Security Disability If Your Claim is Primarily or Significantly Based on Your Mental Illness

Mental Illness is one of the more complicated areas of Social Security Disability Law. The...

August 21, 2019

Thomas J Mabine was born December 13, 1957. He was 61 years old. He was born at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn New York. When a young child he moved to Wilkes-Barre after being adopted by his mother's sister and her husband, the late Edward Mabine and the late Berth...

May 11, 2019

Almost everyone applying for disability is experiencing pain of some type. However, in some cases the issue of pain is much more important than others. These are cases where the primary reason the individual cannot work is severe and frequent pain. The pain is of such...

May 11, 2019

We often hear in government about cutting through the red tape, getting rid of regulatory strangleholds, battling the bureaucracy and making government lean and efficient to encourage growth. Does this apply to business only or does it also apply to programs for the di...

April 20, 2019

I have had a fair amount of clients, usually women, who either are or were domestic violence or domestic abuse victims.  Some were beaten so badly that they had permanent physical impairments. Some had their disabilities before entering into abusive relationships and f...

March 31, 2019

If you are applying for Social Security Disability this is one of the first forms you will be provided to complete. Most people completing the form do not have an attorney at this stage in the process. That said I believe many people complete the form in such a way tha...

December 25, 2018

Today is Christmas. So I am going to write something positive. Earlier this month I traveled down to Washington D.C. to hear oral arguments on a case regarding Social Security Disability. I am not going to talk about my case but about the experience of going to the cou...

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

(570) 677-3914