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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.
Winning your Social Security Disability claim is hard work.
To give yourself the best chance to win an SSD or SSI claim it takes a great deal of effort and knowledge. If you are handling
your disability claim without a lawyer, then what you must know and the effort you must put in is even greater. Even if you
have a lawyer, you will want to know the basics of how a Social Security disability claim is decided and what you must prove
to win your particular case. If you do not have the ability, time, or will to learn Social Security disability law and how
it pertains to your case you will want a lawyer to help you. That being said, if you have a lawyer it does not mean you have
no work to do if you want to give yourself the best chance to win. An experienced disability attorney knows the laws and what
it will take to win your claim. However, sometimes your lawyer will need your help in getting all the information and evidence
needed to put forth the best claim on your behalf. Many doctors are much more willing to fill out paperwork and produce medical
records to their patients than they are to Social Security or your lawyer. Therefore, whether you have a lawyer or not,
your case may require you to make an effort to get this information from your doctors personally. Lawyers can be very helpful
in a disability claim but they still need the tools (evidence) to put together the best case to win. In some cases, the lawyer
is able to get all the information he needs with very little help from you. In other cases, the client may have to help quite
a bit to get all the evidence that is needed. No two cases are alike. You should check up on your case with your lawyer or
Social Security (if you do not have a lawyer) every two or three months to make sure you are evidence is complete and up-to-date.
If there is important evidence missing then you should take it upon yourself to help get the evidence. If you have a lawyer,
ask your lawyer what you can do to help with your case. Remember, winning a Social Security disability claim is hard work
with or without a lawyer, but if you do not do all you can to help your case then you're not giving yourself the best chance
to win your SSD or SSI claim.
I have been on the road quite a bit, so I have not been able to post on this disability blog in a while. I plan to be adding
some new pages to the website and posting here more frequently over the next couple weeks. If any of you have topics about
SSD or SSI you would like to see covered please feel free to e-mail me and let me know. I am presently working on pages that
address specific medical conditions and how they are handled in a Social Security Disability claim. I also hope to be redesigning
my website soon to give it a more up-to-date look and make it more user-friendly. I know from the many positive responses
I received by e-mail that many of you are finding the content on my website very helpful in your pursuit of disability. When
I make the changes I will be sure to keep the website content that I have and will be also adding additional content. My other
goal is to make it easier for you to find information you are looking for. So remember to bookmark my website and check back
for more updates. Hopefully, within the next two months you will see a new and improved website design that I hope
will mean a better user experience for all those looking for help with their claims. As always, I wish you luck in your pursuit
of benefits and stand ready to answer any of your questions and also help any of you who have decided that you want me to
help you as your lawyer.
I have updated my pages on SSD and SSI denial rates and how long it takes.
I was going through my website recently and realized I had not updated my page on denial rates which shows the percentage
of cases that win and lose at application and reconsideration for each state. You will also find on this page, that I have
added the winning and losing percentages nationally for all stages of the process including application, reconsideration,
hearing, Appeals Council, and US District Court. You will now find more up to date statistics on your chances to win for your
individual state and nationally. I have also updated the information on my page about how long it takes to get a decision
at the hearing level. On that page you'll find the average time it takes in days for your claim at the hearing stage to go
from requesting a hearing to actually receiving a decision. This is all part of my quest to bring you the best and most up-to-date
information on Social Security disability issues. I think you will find the new information that I provided to be interesting
since I often get e-mails that ask me questions that are answered on these pages. People frequently ask me what their chances
are of winning. Although my page that shows the statistics for winning and losing will not be able to address your particular
claim and chance of success, it should give you a good idea of the big picture at each of the stages of the process. I am
also frequently asked how long it will take to get a decision. This is most often asked by those who have been waiting a long
time to get a hearing date. I hope my page that addresses how long it can take will prepare you for how long you may have
to wait before you get a hearing in your particular state.
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