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Facebook and Social Media's Affect on a Social Security Disability Claim


We've all heard the stories about the young, fresh out of college, job hunters who have lost their chance at a dream job after a potential employer stumbled across their very public, very telling Facebook or MySpace page. But, what affect does social media have on the rest of us? And, more importantly, is it possible for it to have an impact on your Social Security Disability claim? 

Most of you reading this blog right now have access to a social media account; we link it directly on our Facebook and Twitter pages! Up until now, there hasn't been much on the radar with regards to social media accounts and Social Security Disability claim--but, that doesn't mean things won't change in the near future. As our society grows and develops, social networks like Facebook and Twitter are beginning to play a larger role not only for personal use, but also for businesses and government use too (even Social Security has their own Twitter!). There's certainly no law that requires the Social Security Administration to check and see if an individual has a Facebook page, or to see what they may have posted on their page, but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened before--or, that it won't happen in the future.

Unfortunately, information posted on social networking sites can become public information. Please keep in mind that any information posted on social networking sites can be admitted into evidence. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to leave a comment and let us know!



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