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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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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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