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

Disability Claims for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
You'll have an easier time getting disability benefits for MCS if you have additional medical conditions.
Social Security Disability (SSI & SSDI) for Neck Pain, or Cervicalgia
There are several ways to get approved for disability benefits for neck problems caused by arthritis, disc issues, pinched nerves, and more.
Getting SSI for Premature Babies or Infants With Low Birth Weight
Preemies and infants with low birth weight or other developmental problems are often eligible for SSI disability payments for their first year of life.
Disability Benefits for Spinal Fusion or Back Surgery
If you've had a spinal fusion or back surgery but still have significant limitations, you might qualify for Social Security disability.
Filing for Disability in New York: Social Security and SSI
Learn about filing a Social Security disability claim in New York, from disability determinations through the appeals process.  
Filing for Disability in Texas: Social Security and SSI
The wait times for ALJ hearings in Texas for Social Security and SSI disability benefits are shorter than the national average.
What Happens If Social Security 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.
Functional Equivalence for Children's Disability Applications
If your child has very significant difficulties in important areas of functioning, they could qualify for SSI disability benefits.
Should I Appeal My Disability Denial to the Appeals Council?
If you are denied Social Security disability benefits at the administrative hearing, you should only appeal further in a few situations.
Getting Social Security Benefits by Equaling a Disability Listing
When you have a medical condition that doesn't quite meet the criteria in one of Social Security's disability listings, Social Security might agree that your condition is medically equivalent to a disability listing.