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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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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Work History and SSDI
An often overlooked factor in Social Security Disability cases is a claimants work history.  Cases tend to be given more credibility when a person has a strong work history.  Each file for SSDI has a section called the work history report.  In this report it shows a claimants earnings over the course of their life time.  It is strong positive evidence in a claim when the person applying for SSDI shows that they have worked gainfully and consistently right up until they were no longer able to work due to their medical condition or conditions.  Conversely, when a work history report shows sporadic work with low earnings for years throughout a life time this can be negative evidence against a claim for disability.  ALJs and other decision makers at SSA look at a work history closely to see if the individual trying to get benefits has shown a history of wanting to work.  Now every individual case is different and other factors go into how much they weigh the work history.  For example, those with chronic life long illnesses and poor work records may show the claimant has consistently tried to work despite their handicap.  If the record shows a worsening of the medical condition at the time they finally stopped working this can be very positive for a case.  One situation were a poor work history can sometimes help a claim is for those who are alleging a mental condition such as bi-polar disorder.  Those who suffer from this condition often have work records that show many jobs for very short durations.  This can actually be positive evidence of the severity of the disorder.  I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. 
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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Medical Listing of Impairments is not the only way to win.
Many people who e-mail me often refer to the medical listings and I get the impression that some people think that the only way you can win is if you meet or equal the listings.  The reality is that most people who ultimately win their claim do not meet or equal a listing.  It is very important that you know the role the listings play in the process.  Look at my page called "am I disabled?" it explains the five step process SSA uses to determine if you are disabled.  If you don't meet or equal a listing you simply go on to the next step.  The listings are very hard to meet and takes a doctors opinion supported by the medical evidence to win at this step.  The listings are meant to find people disabled who clearly have a condition of severity medically to be disabled with out considering other factors.  Don't get too hung up on whether you meet these listings they can be hard to fully understand and if you want to know how to read them bring a copy to your doctor or lawyer.  The listings are an important part of the process but you can still win your Social Security Disability Claim at the other steps of the process.  
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