Our Purpose

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.

social security disability - social security disability lawyer - supplemental security income - social security disability benefits


Please email me with any questions or a free consultation.






"Thanks for the site, absolutely a "Bible" for all who have fear, doubt or lack of knowledge." - Christopher
"Is by far the most informative I have found and I did a lot of looking.  Easy to navigate and answered everything I was wondering." - Tom 

"THANK YOU!!!! I just wanted to let you know that by following your advice on your site and with the help of my State Congressman,  I was approved for permanent disability (SSD) in 3mos...   Just saying thank you and keep up your wonderful site."  Alyson
To see what other have said about this website read the website testimonials on the page called "Best Social Security Disability Website".


Need Help? 

Free Social Security Disability Case Evaluation

Email me for a free consultation.

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.

Find SSDI Lawyer


Social Security Disability Blog 

Archive Newer | Older

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Pressure on SSA for faster processing.
The Social Security Administration has been under a great deal of pressure lately.  The focus appears to be the long delays in processing of claims.  There has been numerous magazine and newspaper articles and even TV segments on national news programs.  I think this will help to put pressure on the Social Security Disability process to speed up claims but I hope it does cause the SSA to sacrifice fairness for speed.  Many of the SSA's program improvements I have spoke about in previous post should help but others greatly reduce the claimants rights for full and fair review of there claims.  It is a very difficult problem because even if all the SSA's new policies to speed up the process are put in place the increasing number of claims will make it difficult to show SSA has made any improvement in processing times.  I still feel the best new program that could really make a difference but that no one seems to be talking about is the initiative to make claimant's file available for viewing by their lawyers and the claimants themselves.  In my mind, this is the single most important change to the process that could actually make the biggest difference.  I will not go over all the virtues of this program again since I have done so in earlier post.  I just find it amazing that the people who are writing about the delays in processing and talking about it on TV never mention this program.  
1:03 am est 

Thursday, January 17, 2008

New hope for those in regions with longest wait times for a hearing.
The Social Security Administration opened the National Hearing Center on December 17, 2007.  The purpose of this new office is to hear cases by video hearing for those ODARs with the longest wait times.  They will focus on doing cases from the Atlanta, Cleveland and Detroit ODARs.  There are presently seven ALJs assigned to this office.  There is some opposition for this coming from the ALJs union.  The fear of the union is that this is the start of a process to eliminate ODARs all together and move towards an all video hearing system.  In my opinion the fears of the union are outweighed by the need to speed up the hearing process especially in places were the wait times are ridiculously long.  To give you an example the processing time in Atlanta is over 900 days long.  These kind of delays are unfair to claimants who are often time with out a source of income for over 2 and a half years while they wait for a decision from the time they request a hearing.  The opening of this new office will hopefully be able to reduce the wait times in these regions and can only benefit those who are trying to get there Social Security Disability and SSI benefits.  The source of this information is the NOSSCR Forum.
7:31 pm est 

Friday, January 4, 2008

What are your chances of winning a SSDI or SSI claim?
I often get e-mails briefly describing ones case and then asking me what chance they have of winning.  One thing to keep in mind is that every case is unique and this can be a very difficult question to answer without having the ability to see the entire file and speaking to the claimant.  There are certain things that can make cases stronger than others but I can tell you no one knows for sure if a particular case will win or not even if they have all the information they need to make an assessment.  There are so many variables from age, education, medical conditions, limitations from conditions, who is deciding the case, work experience and so on.  The best thing I can tell you is that you know if you can work or not and if you can't work you should fight to prove it to SSA using all the tools available to you.  Learn the law of Social Security Disability cases the best you can.  Get all your medical records in and get opinions and RFCs from your treating doctors.  Get legal help if you need it.  Most importantly no matter what you hear, even if a lawyer tells you it is not a good case, if you can't work keep fighting.  From my years of practice I can tell you that some cases that appear very good sometimes lose and others that appear weak sometimes win.  I can't tell you how many times I have taken on a case that appears weak in the way of evidence or other factors that I accepted because I believed the claimant could not work after speaking with them.  Often times a case may be turned away by lawyers and considered weak because of lack of evidence.  This is often the result of the claimant not having insurance or other ways to pay for treatment.  Many of these cases can be and are won.  Remember, if you know in your heart you can't work do all you can to improve your case and keep the faith even if you are told it is a weak case.  If a lawyer tells you you don't have a strong case try and keep in mind that most lawyers do want to help people but it is also a business and each law firm has there own criteria on cases they will take based on their view of their chance of being successful.  Some law firms and non-lawyer representatives have very strict criteria and only take cases that are a very strong. 
8:20 pm est 

Archive Newer | Older



Join Our Mailing List

Ultimate Disability Guide

Promote Your Page Too

 We have attempted to provide up to date and accurate information, however the information in this site is not guaranteed.  No attorney client relationship exist.  The information in this site is not a substitute for consultation with a qualified attorney.
© 2006-2019 by Karl Kazmierczak, LLC. All rights reserved.


for information on social security disability or if you need a social security disability lawyer to assist you with supplemental security income or social security disability benefits then we are your primary source