A competent and skilled disability attorney or advocate will nearly always try to obtain a statement from your treating physician(s). The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes that the opinion of the treating source is valuable in that there is usually a long-term treating relationship that affords your doctor specialized knowledge about your limitations and [...]
I shattered my spine in 2011 & was unable to perform any type of work. It was said to be a 'miracle' that I was able to stand & walk on my own. - Anthony C., Raleigh, NC Recovery was excruciating & took a long time. Nearly 2 years before I could even leave my home [...]
1. Waiting too long to apply Many times individuals are reluctant to file a claim thinking that their condition might improve or that they will be “giving up” on working in the future. In fact, it is advisable to file your claim as soon as it is clear that your impairment will last at least [...]
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During your Social Security disability hearing, you can expect that your Social Security Disability Advocate and the Administrative Law Judge will have a variety of questions to ask you. Here is a brief list of topics that your Social Security Disability Advocate may discuss with you before your hearing: Your ability to understand and execute [...]
In many circumstances, a Social Security Disability Advocate represents a client who is suffering some type of mental effect due to a physical disability. Here are a few examples. Stress Your Social Security Disability Advocate may warn you that you might be asked about how well you are able to handle stress. The answer to [...]
Do you want to know how to submit a disability application to the Social Security Administration? Watch the following video to learn details about the three different ways you can apply for disability benefits. If you have further questions, speak to your Social Security disability advocate.
Does your condition and status qualify you for Social Security disability benefits? Answer these four questions and speak with a Social Security disability advocate to determine if you meet the criteria set by the Social Security Administration. Although you can’t know for sure, you can assess the likelihood that your application for Social Security benefits [...]
Chronic pain can be utterly debilitating, leaving the patient unable to perform basic activities or enjoy life. It can become so severe that the patient is unable to work, let alone engage in fun activities the claimant used to enjoy. Proving a disability claim based on chronic pain can be very challenging, however, and it [...]
The SSA reviews four questions when they are determining if an applicant is eligible for benefits. Before you spend time filling out paperwork and going through the long application process, call our Social Security disability advocate for answers to your questions about the process.