About the Author

Matthew Lane is the owner and managing attorney of Ziegler & Lane, LLC. He practices solely in the area of and has represented clients at hundreds of Administrative Law Judge hearings.

In addition, he has represented over thirty-five clients in United States District Court seeking appellate review of adverse decisions by the Social Security Administration.

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Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America COLA cervical fusion surgery Veterans benefits Louisiana Hemophilia Foundation Veterans Health Administration Afghanistan TBI herniated disc Hemophilia Military service in Afghanistan FOSSCR exposure to mustard gas chemical exposure initial decision VTC mental impairments bipolar disorder military service in Iraq aneurysm Social Security Rulings certified nursing assistant Military service Federal Court Appeals Senator Tom Coburn military service in Southwest Asia exposure to indigenous infectious diseases Veterans Administration Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Secretary Bob McDonald DIB Redeployment ALJ 1/509th War powers Supplemental Security Income Reported earnings Social Security Act Gulf-War Syndrome fully favorable decision FICA eligibility SSA solvency chronic disability patterns nerve root RSD liberalization of disability definitions Hemophilia Federation of America exposure to solvent and fuel fumes pyridostigmine bromide auxillary benefits request for hearing Disability Insurance Benefits exposure to smoke and particles from oil well fires DDS FAI lumbar radiculopathy on the record decision Alexandria ODAR Appeals Council review New Orleans ODAR SSI Social Security Tax 82nd Airborne Division Equal Access to Just Act NOSSCR nerve gas antidote Payroll tax Service-connected impairments Cost of Living Adjustment video teleconference hearings central canal stenosis cancer medical source statement radiculopathy burn pit fires Constitutional law War Medicare administrative law judge decision undiagnosed illnesses baby boomers SSA Budget Due Process fibromyalgia Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin PTSD Medical-Vocational Guidelines Social Security Administration United States District Court ALJ decision Veterans Senate Budget Committee average processing time medically unexplained chronic multi-symptom illnesses Phil Klay multiple sclerosis Social Security retirement age Clay Hunt SAV Act irritable bowel syndrome Suicide VA Office of Disability Adjudication and Review VA medical treatment disability trust find Iraq orthopedic surgeon cardiac impairments Administrative Law Judge CNA SSA Senator Michael Enzi pre-hearing memorandum effect of multiple vaccines administered upon deployment FICA cap quarters of coverage IAVA femoroacetabular impingement syndrome Critical case inflammatory arthritis Compassionate allowance Agent Orange chronic fatigue syndrome Social Security disability benefits Social Security Statements Complex Regional Pain Syndrome exposure to pesticides and insecticides disability rolls Medicaid lung cancer Exposure Disability Determination Services