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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, February 29, 2008

Thank You to all my readers!
I just want to thank all of you and share with you the success of this website.  I started this website one year and two months ago and I have had 139,410 new visitors to the site.  This number does not include return visits to the site.  This motivates me to continue to try and provide the best information on Social Security Disability and SSI on the web.  I hope that all of you who have read my information were able to get better insight into Social Security law and how the process works.  Most of all I hope it has helped many of you win your claim for benefits.  I have received many e-mails from some of you telling me how much the information has helped you and how you found information on my site that you could not find anywhere else.  I appreciate the feed back and again thank you.
9:59 pm est 

Thursday, February 28, 2008

RFCs and Social Security Disability
Many of you who have read my website have learned about using RFC forms to help prove your disability.  However, it is important that when you have your doctors fill out these forms that they also explain what their opinion is based on.  There is spaces provided on these forms to provide this information and it is extremely important that your doctor fill these sections in as well.  there is a growing case law that is stating that a form that amounts to just checking off boxes is not sufficient for proving ones limitations.  So it is very important that you have all your doctors medical records in the file and his explanation as to how he or she concluded your limitations.  It can also help to have a report from your doctor that gives a diagnosis, history, physical and/or mental exam findings, test and other medically acceptable techniques.  If you have an RFC that shows you to be disabled and it is supported by the records and either a report or is well explained in the the RFC it would be very difficult for SSA to deny you even if their doctors show you less limited.
9:37 pm est 

Friday, February 22, 2008

SSA Medical Listing Changes
The Social Security Administration has been hard at work on making changes to the medical listing of impairments.  Their stated goal is to bring the medical listings up to date and to make them easier to understand and use in SSDI and SSI cases.  I will be updating my pages on these listings soon.  I have already changed the digestive system listings.  As more listings change I will try and replace them with the up to date version.  Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope that the changes they make will be more use-able and understandable than the present listings.  It is my fear, but I hope I am wrong, that the medical listings will be even harder to prove than they are today in Social Security Disability cases.  As always I will be following the process and look forward to the next conference to see what SSA has to say about the upcoming changes and how they feel it will help the process.
3:54 pm est 

Saturday, February 16, 2008

SSDI Hearings and ALJs
For detailed information on what happens at a hearing see my page on the subject.  I am just going to talk about how differently hearings are conducted depending on the ALJ who is running it.  Some hearings are very long lasting from 1 to 2 hours.  These may include experts and lay witness testimony or the ALJ or lawyer asked every question possible.  Some hearings can be extremely short lasting only 10 or 20 minutes.  On some occasions you may never enter the room because your lawyer and the ALJ worked it out in a pre hearing meeting.  The length and intensity of your hearing can depend on many factors.  Some ALJs only ask a few questions and others ask every question possible whether relevant or not.  The same goes for lawyers.  Most hearings last somewhere between 45 minutes to an hour.  My point in telling you this is so that you don't draw any conclusions from how long your hearing lasted.  You can ask your lawyer how thinks it went since sometimes the lawyer has a feel for how the case may go.  But even then I can tell you from experience I have been surprised by decisions that came out favorable and unfavorable.  The best thing you can do is be patient and try not to think about it too much until you get decision.
9:22 pm est 

Friday, February 8, 2008

Disability Service Improvement Process Appears Dead
At least for now it looks like the Social Security Administration will be terminating the DSI process in the Boston region.  I have posted before about the new process that was coming to Social Security Disability claims.  I have learned through the NOSSCR Forum that the new process presently being tested in the Boston region will stop.  The two biggest problems of that new process were the "5 day rule" which required all evidence be submitted 5 days before the hearing.  The other major problem was the elimination of claimant initiated administrative appeal of ALJ's decisions.  The process is still active in that region until officially stopped by the Commissioner.  The decision to halt this process is good news for all those with SSDI and SSI claims.  SSA has listened to the complaints of many representatives who had complained that this was unfair to claimants given the great difficulty in obtaining medical records from medical sources.  There appears that there will still be some sort of changes to the process but for now SSA has agreed to consult with lawyer and representative groups about the best way to improve the process without hurting claimants rights.   
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