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This is the ultimate Social
Security Disability web site.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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
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 Disability. What 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
I wish you good luck with your claim and further encourage you
to finish reading this site.
You have a letter from your doctor stating that you are totally and permanently disabled. So you
are confident that you will win your Social Security disability claim. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth.
In fact, a letter from your doctor that simply states you are totally and permanently disabled is usually ignored by the Social
Security Administration. Reports from your treating doctor for an SSDI claim need to be as detailed as possible. They should
state your diagnosis with all the evidence that supports that diagnosis and should explain how your medical condition keep
you from working. These reports should always be accompanied by all of your doctors treating records including any test performed
(x-ray, MRI). It can sometimes be difficult to get a detailed quality report from a treating doctor because if they are done
correctly it requires a good deal of time on the doctors part. To get a detailed report from your treating doctor it
can help to offer to pay the doctor for his time for doing the report. This can be expensive especially for those who are
disabled and living on a limited income. However, a thorough medical report supported by the medical evidence can be the difference
in winning your claim which would mean a source of consistent income. If you are going to get a report from your doctor it
is important that you know, and more importantly that your doctor knows, what the doctor must address for your particular
claim. It is impossible for me to go through all the possibilities for different medical conditions and what a report should
include for those particular conditions. This is where it can be helpful to have a lawyer or representative. A good Social
Security Disability lawyer will be able to craft a letter or send a form to your doctor explaining what is important to SSA
when evaluating your particular medical condition. The importance of your treating doctors opinion cannot be overstated. Whether
it is in the form of a doctors report or RFC form it is essential because Social Security is supposed to give more weight
to your treating doctors opinion then to the opinion of their own doctors as long as it is supported by the medical records.
If all you have done is submit medical records with no opinion then you are at the mercy of what the Social Security doctors
have to say your limitations are.
What about the Social Security Disability buy out?
I expect over the next couple of years to see a sharp increase in the number of disability claims filed.
I say this for several reasons. First, with the downturn in the economy and the anticipated layoffs, many people with disabilities
who have long-term relationships with companies who were willing to accommodate individuals limitations from their disabilities
in the workforce may be less willing to do so in an attempt to save money. So individuals with disabilities who find themselves
laid off may have a much more difficult time getting a new job at a company that may not be willing to put forth the necessary
expense and time it takes to accommodate a disabled worker. Now I am not saying that companies will only layoffs disabled
workers but in the mass layoffs there will certainly be a good number of workers who have disabilities that do get laid off.
These workers will have a much more difficult time finding new employment than individuals without disabilities. With nowhere
else to turn I expect many of these previously working people with disabilities to apply for Social Security Disability benefits.
Second, the baby boomers are now reaching the 50 to 65-year-old age group and at these ages it is much more difficult to learn
new skills to perform a new job. Many in these age groups who have medical conditions might look at Social Security disability
as a better option than finding new work. It will be interesting to see how Social Security handles this expected increase
in applications. The Commissioner of Social Security has made clear, as I have mentioned in previous posts, new programs to
help with the increased caseload are expected. My biggest concern is in this climate of the government financially assisting
failed industries will they forget that the Social Security system has been in need of financial assistance for years and
the problem is getting worse. What happens if Social Security runs out of money? Will there be any money left to save the
Social Security system. This is an issue no politician wants to hear about right now or deal with, but we have known for years
that the Social Security system does not have enough money to support the baby boom generation and still support the generations
that follow. I certainly don't have the answers but I hope the government of elected officials begins to come up with
a plan to save our most important safety net.
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
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