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This is the ultimate Social Security Disability web site
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The purpose of this site is to provide free SSDI and SSI information.  I provide information all in one place that you will have a hard time finding on the Internet anywhere.   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 process.  The information in this site should be used as a helpful guide to the Social Security Disability process.  It will also provide information on how to win your disability claim.  If you have any questions that are not answered in this site or want a free consultation feel free to e-mail me.  I will try to answer any questions you might have about Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  This site is the best place to go for free Social Security Disability information.  If you read this site you will know how to apply for disability benefits and how to win SSDI (SSD) and SSI.  In addition to this site, available to you are other sites which can further help you in your claim for benefits.

     I am Karl Kazmierczak, Esq. I am a Board Certified Social Security Disability Specialist by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy.  The title is not recognized in all states click on 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 nationwide. 
Websites are a dime a dozen and we caution you to be careful when choosing which ones to utilize.  There are many web sites out there that are very good.  We caution you to be careful of websites where the identity of the firm or author is hidden.  They are solely to generate clients.  They offer only enough information to confuse you or convince you that you need a lawyer.  Other sites are constructed by individuals who have never handled a Social Security Disability claim nor ever intend to.  They are marketing people who are looking to sell leads to lawyers. In fact, there are some websites out there using titles similar to mine don't be fooled.  Here you will find Social Security Disability information, answers and advice on how to apply, am i disabled, how to appeal and how to win SSD, SSDI, and SSI.

     I do not hide who I am on this site and I will try to answer any questions you may have but I will not pressure anyone to retain me as their lawyer.  My sincere hope is that the information in this disability guide is helpful to anyone seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).  I will try to update the information in this site as often as possible including an almost daily blog.  In addition to the Blog on this site please visit my other Social Security disability Blog for more SSDI and SSI tips.  So be sure to bookmark this site for the latest news.  This is a free disability guide and will help with Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security claims.  Please note that it is my intention to provide accurate and up to date information on this site and I make great effort to do this. However, the information on this site is not guaranteed and no lawyer client relationship exist.  This site is not a substitute for consultation with a lawyer.

How to Use this site.  If you are new to the process of Social Security Disability I recommend you start be 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.

     I provide this free information on Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income so that everyone who is disabled has the tools they need to win disability.  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.   

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Here is what one person had to say about my website "Thanks for the site, absolutely a "Bible" for all who have fear, doubt or lack of knowledge."  Christopher.  To see what other have said about this website read the website testimonials on the page called "Best Social Security Disability Website".

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If you need a lawyer for your Social Security Disability or SSI claim or just want to ask a few questions you can also call me at 1-877-527-5529 and ask for Karl.  Or you can click on the following link and fill out the form if you prefer a local lawyer note that on form.

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EXAMPLES OF WHY YOU SHOULD CONTINUE READING THIS SITE:

My first suggestion for you and when you are applying for your Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income Claim is to be knowledgeable about how the Social Security Administration will evaluate your claim.
     

     Whether you are represented by an attorney or not take it upon yourself to learn as much about the
Social Security disability process as you can.  You have already taken the initiative by researching on-line and reading this site.  I also recommend that you visit the Social Security Administration's web site.  It is a bit confusing but can be a great resource for your claim for benefits. 

     By having an understanding of
how Social Security decides your claim for benefits you will increase your chances of winning your benefits for Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

My second suggestion is to get help.  

     If you choose to get your benefits without an attorney, this guide will help you learn the process used to determine if one is disabled.  This is not a complete site about Social Security and should not be considered legal advice.  You should also use the SSA's website in conjunction with this site.  This will increase your chances of giving your case the best chance to win your benefits.  Remember the law in these cases is confusing and convoluted.

     Statistics show that those claimants that are represented by an attorney are more likely to win their claim for benefits than those who are not.  In my opinion, the reason for this is because the lawyers that handle Social Security Disability claims have a better understanding of
how the Social Security Administration decides your case and they develop your case accordingly.

     Remember this web site is my attempt to give you the tools you need to
win your SSDI or SSI benefits with or without a lawyer.  If you decide you need a lawyer for your disability case or just want/need to ask some questions, feel free to contact me.  I also offer a free case evaluation for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income.  

This site is full of free information and practical advice on Social Security Disability.  If you study this site you can learn the following:  How to apply for Social Security DisabilityWhat is the process by which SSA determines if you are disabled.  How to win SSDI or SSI.  What are the GRID rules?  What you can expect and how to handle a Social Security Disability hearing.  What are the medical listing of impairments?  Do I need a lawyer for my disability claim.  The definitions of common terms used.  Helpful tips to help win your disability claim.  What are Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) forms and why are they so important?  What does your past work have to do with disability?  What is child's SSI?  How to win Child's SSI.  What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?  What are the most important things to know and do when trying to get benefits.  Are you disabled?  What is an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and what is his or her role in the process?  What is the Appeals Council?  What can you do to help your Social Security Disability or SSI claim?  How to get Social Security Disability and SSI. 


I wish you good luck with your claim and further encourage you to finish reading this site.


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Friday, September 28, 2007

Social Security Disability Improvement in How Cases Are Handled
It looks like SSA is starting to move on improvements in their processing of cases.  I recieved a letter the other day from the Social Security Administration that there website to send information including medicals back and fourth from lawyer to SSA is fully operational.  I have been using this system for a little while at the hearing level and it appears like it will be used at the lower levels as well.  This new system does not give us access to the SSA file yet but it does allow for electronic communication and evidence transfer.  So far it is not the system I was hoping for but it sounds like a good start.  The advantages of this system is that it allows for instant transfer of medicals and other paper work to SSA.  This should eliminate the problem of records that are sent in being lost in transfer to the file.  It also gives electronic proof that something was submitted.  One problem that any lawyer who does this work faces is when they need to speak to someone about a case it can be difficult to get to talk to someone who can help with the particular problem.  Hopefully the new system will eliminate the constant phone tag that lawyers and SSA employees often play trying to get a hold of each other.  Now in theory I will be able to ask a particular problem by e-mail and get a response quickly.  I am excited about this because it is one step closer to instant access to the SSA file which will be the biggest improvement SSA can make in my opinion.  
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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Latest news on access to Social Security Disability file
I have recently learned that SSA is getting very close to implementing a new system that will allow lawyers to access clients files over the Internet.  This will have many benefits to SSDI and SSI claimants and to the Social Security Administration.  This will allow lawyers to know what SSA has in their file right away.  The way it is now a lawyer can usually not get the file until it is ready for a hearing.  I believe this new system will help to develop the files so they are ready for a decision much earlier in the process.  If a lawyer thinks a case is particularly strong he will now be able to see what SSA has add anything he or she thinks is needed and then request an early decision.  Anyone who has ever tried to to contact SSA about their case knows how difficult it can be to get information about a file and organize an effort to develop the record.  With access to the file directly a lawyer will have instant access to the file.  I think this will eliminate delays in several ways.  First, as mentioned above the case will be better developed possibly leading to quicker decisions.  Second, it will largely eliminate the calls back and forth to SSA to get information.  Third, if the lawyer has access to the SSA file he can make a decision as to whether a case is particularly strong and if it is send in a brief before a hearing and request a favorable decision.  This will eliminate the wait time for a hearing if SSA finds the medical information and brief persuasive.  So not only will that particular claimant get his decision faster but it will also reduce the backlog at the hearing offices.  Lastly, every lawyer and ALJ knows one of the most frustrating things is when you have a hearing and the file has to be left open for information that has not come in yet from a medical source.  By having access to the file earlier a lawyer can request relevant documents much earlier so there will be less chance the records won't be in in time for the hearing.
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Friday, September 7, 2007

Why you need to read this site.
Whether you have a lawyer or not you should read this website.  I say this because the better understanding you have of how SSA works and decides your claim the better chance you have to win and win earlier.  Start by reading my page called "are you disabled?".  This will show you the five steps SSA uses to determine if you are disabled.  After you have an understanding of the five steps you can begin to look at the more detailed features of this site.  If you have any questions that you can not find the answer to feel free to e-mail me.  By finding this site you have shown you want to learn about Social Security Disability so take the time and learn as much as you can.  I strongly believe it will help you with your case. 
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Monday, September 3, 2007

New Award for Ultimate Disability Guide
The Ultimate Disability Guide has won another website award.  I would like to thank the people at IBS Tales for recognizing our site for this award.   "The Hope Award is given to websites that offer positive support and encouragement to people suffering from chronic illnesses, and is awarded by IBS Tales, a site for irritable bowel syndrome sufferers.

To be eligible for the Hope Award, websites must:

offer accurate information and resources for patients encourage sufferers to search for new treatments and hope refuse to accept inadequate medical advice and doctors who tell us to "learn to live with it"!

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