Chewning Legal, LLC Announces Scholarship Winner

Chewning Legal, LLC is delighted to announce Jessica Keesler as the winner of Chewning Legal, LLC’s $500 scholarship award. This scholarship will be used to help Jessica address the costs associated with pursuing a higher education at a four-year university. Jessica is a 2016 graduate of Cudahy High School in Cudahy, Wisconsin, and plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Chewning Legal, LLC awards one $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior in Wisconsin to assist that student with the costs of attending a four-year college or university. Any graduating high school senior in Wisconsin who meets the eligibility requirements can apply for the scholarship (the deadline application this year was April 30, 2016). The winning applicant must have a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 and one or both of his or her parents must receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Finally, applicants must submit an essay between 1,000 words and 2,000 words explaining the impact that their parent’s (or parents’) disability has had on the applicant’s life, education, and goals.

A disability often has a profound impact on a family, affecting that family’s finances and goals – including the goal of higher education for children. For some families, obtaining SSD or SSI benefits is crucial to being able to make ends meet. Every day, Chewning Legal works to help clients in this situation obtain the benefits to which they are entitled (and need) as quickly as possible. This scholarship is just another small way we can help.

Chewning Legal, LLC maintains an office at 1607 Washington Street, Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Don Chewning can be reached by mail at P.O. Box 297, by phone at (920) 663-1006, or by completing and submitting the firm’s online contact form.

 

Kimberly Public Library Presentation

I am a little late in posting this, but I will be making another library presentation on Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kimberly Public Library. The program is entitled the Ins and Outs of the Social Security Disability Program. The library is located at 515 W. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly, WI 54136. More information is available at the library’s website.

Thank you Muehl Public Library

I had a very warm welcome and a nice time yesterday at the Muehl Public Library in Seymour, WI.  It’s nice to be able to reach out to communities and discuss issues related to Social Security disability and to dispel myths about the disability system and recipients.

Seymour library sign 2-10-16

Seymour Presentation – February 10

I will be presenting on the basics of the basics of the Social Security disability procedure and requirements this coming Wednesday, February 10 at the Muehl Public Library in Seymour, WI. The presentation begins at 4:00 p.m. The library is located at 436 N. Main Street, Seymour, Wisconsin 54165. For more information, you can read the library’s announcement from its webpage:http://muehlpubliclibrary.org/node/992

November 11 Brillion, WI SSD/SSI Presentation

For those of you in Calumet County who are interested in learning more about Social Security Disability and SSI, I will be giving a presentation this Wednesday, November 11 at 4:00 p.m. at the Brillion Public Library.  I will be available for a Q&A following the presentation.  The library is located at 326 N Main St, Brillion, WI 54110.

 

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1607 Washington Street
Two Rivers, WI54241

(920) 663-1006

Upcoming presentations on “The Ins and Outs of Social Security Disability” in Brillion and Omro

I will be giving an informational talk at the Brillion Public Library, Wednesday November 11, 2015 at 4:00 P.M entitled “The Ins and Outs of Social Security Disability.”   This informational presentation will provide background information on the Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, including the basics legal requirements and procedure.  The Brillion Public Library is located at 326 N Main St, Brillion, WI 54110.  For more information, you can visit the library’s event posting: http://ci.brillion.wi.us/media/124387/November-calendar.pdf.

Additionally, I  will be giving a similar informational talk at Omro Public Library, Friday November 13, 2015 at 4:00 P.M.  The Omro Public Library is located at 405 East Huron Street Omro, WI 54963. For more information, you can visit the library’s event posting at http://www.omrolibrary.org/calendar.

 

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Chewning Legal, LLC

1607 Washington Street
Two Rivers, WI54241

(920) 663-1006

Update on Wait Time for Hearings in Wisconsin

Almost daily I receive phone calls from clients wanting to know how long they are going to have to wait before their hearing is scheduled.  The reality of disability claims in the most of the country and in the eastern half of Wisconsin, where I do most of my practice, is that the hearing wait time is exceedingly long.  As of August 2015, statistics from the Social Security Administration show the Milwaukee hearing office averages a hearing wait time of 621 days following the request for the hearing being filed.  That is roughly 20.5 months.  The Milwaukee hearing office has sent many of its cases to other hearing offices, including the Oak Brook, Illinois hearing office, where cases are heard by video teleconferencing and are scheduled for hearing more quickly.  Milwaukee remains in the bottom 15% of all hearing offices nationwide with respect to the speed at which hearings are scheduled.  I can report the Milwaukee hearing office had received several new judges whose help will alleviate the lengthy wait time that claimants face.

 

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1607 Washington Street
Two Rivers, WI54241

(920) 663-1006