Lorraine Netter

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Lorraine Netter graduated from Albany Law School and Union Graduate College with a joint JD/MBA in Healthcare. During her graduate studies, she worked in a health law clinic where she represented clients at Social Security Disability benefit denial hearings and advised clients with complex health issues on the different legal tools that can be used to plan for the future. Prior to attending graduate school, Ms. Netter worked in the health care industry as a case manager at a brain injury rehabilitation center. She graduated from Providence College with a Bachelors of Science in Health Policy and Management.

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Articles By Lorraine Netter

Can You Get SSD or SSI Disability Benefits for Scoliosis?
Social Security Disability applicants with scoliosis may qualify for benefits if they are physically limited in standing, walking, or lifting, pushing, or pulling items.
Social Security Disability (SSI & SSDI) for Neck Pain & Neck Problems
There are several ways to get approved for disability benefits for neck problems caused by arthritis, disc issues, pinched nerves, and more.
Disability Benefits for Post-Polio Syndrome through Social Security or SSI
Disability benefits are available for those with severe limitations caused by polio.
Will working decrease my spousal survivor benefit?
Working before retirement age may lower your SSDI-based widow's benefits.
Social Security Disability for Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis does not often last long enough to qualify for disability, unless you have a serious complication.
What Will Social Security Do When It Finds an Overpayment
Overpayments of Social Security Disability benefits by the Social Security Administration (SSA) can occur due to changes in your circumstances or giving the SSA insufficient information.
Social Security Disability: On The Record (OTR) Decisions
If you can get an on-the-record review from Social Security, you can win disability benefits without having to have a hearing.
Social Security Disability or SSI for Shoulder Pain & Shoulder Problems
There are several different kinds of shoulder pain and problems that people can suffer from, and the disabling effects vary based on the type of shoulder pain or problem. If the impairments are severe enough, a person may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD or SSI) benefits.
Filing for Disability in Virginia
Virginia Disability Determination Services approves 42% of the initial disability applications it sees.
Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits for Spinal Fusion or Back Surgery
If you've had a spinal fusion but still can't work, you might be able to meet the requirements of Social Security's reconstructive surgery listing.