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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Age and Social Security Disability/SSI One of the most important factors in evaluating your claim for Social Security Disability and/or SSI is your age. The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) philosophy is that at certain ages it becomes more difficult to adapt to...read more
Things to Consider When attending a Social Security Consultative Exam The CE (consultative exam) is medical exam (either physical or mental) with a Social Security doctor. It is common that a CE is scheduled and it does not mean anything negative or positive in your...read more
Why is There a vocational Expert at A Social Security Disability Hearing? When attending a Social Security disability hearing, testimony from a vocational expert is typically taken at the end of the hearing. The Social Security Administration (SSA) hires vocational...read more
What You Should Know About a Social Security Video Hearing The Social Security Administration (SSA) has been one of the government agencies that have embraced technology. From online disability applications to video disability hearings, SSA has been successful in...read more
Social Security Disability and Federal District Court Once you have exhausted all of your administrative appeals by receiving a denial from the Social Security Appeals Council, you have the option of taking your case to Federal District Court. If you disagree with the...read more
What is a SSI “PERC” Interview? A “PERC” interview happens once you have been approved for SSI disability benefits. It stands for “pre-effectuation review conference”. It’s a financial interview to see how much SSI benefits you will be eligible for. This interview...read more