Welcome to Kerry’s Corner
I have been with The Law Center for Social Security Rights since 1986. I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1984 and my Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Michigan State University in 1990. Having dedicated my entire legal career to the practice of Social Security law, and having handled thousands of social security cases, I have a wealth of knowledge as to how a case should proceed and what proofs will be needed to accomplish the goal of favorably adjudicating a case. I extensively write briefs, both at the administrative level and the Federal Court level. Indeed, I currently have multiple Federal Court appeals which require me to meticulously review hundreds of administrative records to evaluate whether errors have been made by the Administrative Law Judge in denying a Social Security disability claim. I was elected the State Bar of Michigan Chairperson for the Social Security Section and continue to be active in the section. I pride myself on working closely with clients and their doctors to move cases through the application process in a timely and thorough manner. I am also proud of the dedicated and persuasive advocacy of our firm.
Kerry J. Spencer
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What Happens to my Social Security Disability if I Get Incarcerated? When a person is facing jail time, one of the questions he/she may be wondering is whether disability benefits will be discontinued. The basic rule is that the Social Security Administration will...read more
How to Handle a Social Security Overpayment A situation may arise where you get a letter that states you have received too much money in Social Security disability and that you have been overpaid in benefits. Both Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social...read more
Is There Any Way of Getting a Social Security Disability or SSI Case Expedited? Many times we are asked whether a hearing can be scheduled quicker because of extenuating financial situation(s) like having a utility cut off or eviction notice.This is called a “dire...read more
How Disabled Do You Have to Be to Get Disability? The legal definition of disability under Social Security is tricky and has a lot of vague terms which I will explain. The law defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by...read more
What is a Function Report and Why is it so Important? When you file for Social Security disability benefits, you will be asked to complete a function report (Form 3373-BK). This report consists of various questions as to what you do during the day or your “activities...read more
Is Social Security Disability Pay Taxed? The answer to this question is tricky and can only be generally discussed. Typically, Social Security disability monies are not taxed. However, whether a social security disability benefit is taxed depends on one’s total...read more