If you get a call from Social Security and you have any doubts about the call then ask for the name of the caller and the reason for the call. Do not give out any information. Hang up and call your local Social Security Office or the central toll-free for Social Security at 800-722-1213.
In a move that surprised even the ALJs who hear cases, the Social Security Administration decided last year that claimants and attorneys would not be told which ALJ had been assigned to hear the case until they arrived at the hearing. This caused many problems, raised legal issues and generally resulted in more work for […]