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The purpose of this site is to provide free SSDI and SSI information. This site should help those who are contemplating applying for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income and those individuals who have already applied for Social Security Disability benefits, no matter what stage they are at in the Social Security Disability process. If you have any questions that are not answered by this site or want a free consultation, please feel free to e-mail me at karl@ultimatedisabilityguide.comvisit my law firm's website or call 877-527-5529.  I will try to answer any questions you might have about Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

     My name is Karl Kazmierczak, Esq. I am a Board Certified Social Security Disability Specialist by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy. Please click on the following link for more information on what it means to be a Board Certified Social Security Disability Specialist. I have handled thousands of cases in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. 

How to Use this site.  If you are new to the process of Social Security Disability, I recommend you start by reading the "disability process."  This page will give you an overview of how your claim is processed and what procedural steps you have to take.  To understand how SSA determines if you are disabled you should read the page, "am I disabled?".  After you read this page, you should follow the different links to get a better understanding of what it takes to prove your disability.  I also strongly suggest you read "how to win" and "key to SSDI and SSI".  There is a lot more information on this site, but this should give you a good starting point to help your claim.
     If you need tips on how to win your SSDI or SSI claim, continue to read this site and bookmark it so you can come back and use it as a reference while you take on the Social Security Disability process. Please note that it is my intention to provide accurate and up-to-date information on this site, as I put in great effort to do this. However, the information on this site is not guaranteed and no lawyer-client relationship exists.  This site is not a substitute for consultation with a lawyer.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Long Wait At ODAR Hearing
There was a hearing of the House Social Security Subcommittee on february 14, 2007.  The topic was the extremely long wait times at SSA hearing offices.  A group that I am a member of called NOSSCR or National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives presented stories detailing the difficulty the long wait times were causing claimants.  One of the major reasons given for the delay is that SSA is underfunded and can not afford to hire enough ALJs and support staff to handle the high case load.  I am not one who believes in throwing more money at a problem but I have noticed in the ODARs that I deal with most that there are Judges leaving and not being replaced.  It also appears to me over the last three months there has been a dramatic drop in the number of hearings scheduled.  I don't expect the problems to fixed anytime soon but at-least Congress is listening.
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Thursday, February 22, 2007

So Your Doctor Won't Help Your Social Security Disability Claim
I am sometimes asked what to do if your own doctor will not help with your disability claim.  The first thing you should know is if your doctor is not providing his medical records you can request a subpoena from SSA.  If your lawyer is having trouble getting records sometimes if the patient goes down to the doctors office and asks for them they may have an easier time.  Patients have a relationship with the doctor and many doctors just don't like lawyers or their request for records.  When it comes to RFC forms many doctors and most clinics will refuse to fill them out.  Doctors have extremely busy schedules and can't or don't want to spend time filling them out.  One way to help with this is to bring your RFC on a scheduled medical visit and ask him or her to fill it out then. 
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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Best place to start research for Social Security Disability
I believe this site is the best site to start your research for SSD and SSI.  If you read this site you will have a good foundation of what it takes to win your benefits.  You will learn about the process of how your claim is handled.  You will also learn how they determine if you are disabled.  Most importantly you will learn what you can do to give yourself the best chance to win.  I encourage you to visit Social Security's website as well after you understand the basics of a claim.  I have attempted in this site to make some very confusing and complex concepts easily understandable.  I hope I have achieved this goal but if you are confused about any aspect of this site just let me know so I can try and make it even more clear.
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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Do they turn down everyone on the first try at application for SSD?
I often get asked if everyone gets denied at application for Social Security Disability.  No, this is not true.  In fact many people win on their first shot.  However, if you lose on the first shot it does not mean you will lose later on as well.  Many people lose at application because the file is not properly developed.  If you want to make sure you give yourself the best chance of winning early you should make sure all your medical records are in and you have a good understanding of what you have to prove to succeed.  Many people who apply also do so with out a lawyer.  They often take the position that they will try on their own and if they lose they will get a lawyer.  I understand the thinking behind this but if you are going to take the first step on your own make sure you know as much as you can about how they will decide if you are disabled as you can.  The benefits of having a lawyer early on is that your claim will be properly developed and it can increase your chances of winning earlier.  Another advantage is that since lawyers get paid based on past due benefits usually the earlier you win the less you have to pay your lawyer.  So lawyer or no lawyer don't waste an opportunity to win learn as much as you can and get those medicals in. 
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