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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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Monday, January 17, 2011

Ultimate Social Security Disability Guide Free Information

My website entitled Ultimate Social Security Disability Guide or just Ultimate Disability Guide is the most complete and easy to read free information on Social Security disability and SSI on the Internet. Chances are if you found my website you have been looking for real answers to real questions about SSDI, SSI or VA disability benefits. I have spent the last several years writing this comprehensive informational guide on how to win your Social Security disability benefits. When you search the web it is extremely hard to get past all the law firm and lead selling websites that provide little useful helpful information. If you are reading this you have found what you are looking for. On my website you will find the answers to your questions about Social Security disability and SSI without the overblown sales pitch. Yes, I am a Social Security disability lawyer and do get clients from people who have read my website, but my goal is to always keep this website as a place to go for free information on disability. It is easy for me to say that my ultimate disability guide is a great website, so I have included what some people have said about my website.
"This is the best site ever!!  Thank you for the knowledge and expertise.  This took up alot of your valuable time and it is well appreciated."
"Dear Sir,
You are an angel. I can't imagine a busy professional doing this humanitarian work, but I'm glad you do. I am benefitting so much from your guidance, I owe you great thanks."
"I deeply appreciate your response to my e mail and would like to commend you and thank you for the incredible amount of excellent and detailed information you have provided on your website. You will no doubt never know how much your website means to those of us who have nothing but questions and concerns, and again, thank you so much for creating such a valuable tool for us. The information and "straight up" facts that you present are incredible and very detailed."
These are some of the comments I've received in e-mails from people who have read the Ultimate Social Security Disability Guide. If you would like to read more there are two pages in my website with testimonials and many more which I have not added. The purpose of showing you these is so you know you have found the right place to research for your Social Security disability or SSI claim. I am sure that if you read my website you will find information you did not know, and that could possibly help you win your Social Security disability case. All this information is free and if there was any information or questions you cannot find you will find numerous places throughout the website where you can contact me to ask me questions. Whether you have a lawyer or not you should still research your SSDI or SSI claim and this is the place to get your answers.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Lawyer at Application: Should I Get One?
I am often asked: Should I get a lawyer at application for my Social Security Disability claim or just wait until I am denied and then get a lawyer. Let me first start by saying despite what you may have heard not all cases lose when you first apply.  This is a very common belief that is simply not true.  There is evidence that shows your chances of winning are greater at hearing but I believe one big reason for that is that more people are represented at hearing then at application. This is why I believe it is important to get a lawyer right from the start if you are going to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits. An attorney does several things that a claimant applying on their own probably will not do especially if they have not done any research before hand. A lawyer will make sure a claimant lists all of their medical conditions and encourage their clients to get regular treatment for all of their conditions. A lawyer will also attempt to get opinion evidence from the claimant's treating doctors about the claimant's limitations from their medical conditions. A good SSDI attorney will also try and make sure all relevant medical evidence is submitted to Social Security. Because a lawyer knows the law and how to apply it to a particular case, they will know what needs to be proved and what evidence needs to be in the claimant's file for the claimant to have the best chance to win at application.  The application paper work can be confusing and you will have questions about what certain questions are asking and how certain questions should be answered an attorney has done many of these before. These are just some of the things a Social Security disability lawyer can do to help the claimant win their disability claim. So it is not a surprise to me, that if claimants are not getting lawyers until they are denied then there is a good chance the claimant on his or her own will not be doing all of the things necessary to have a better chance of winning at application and reconsideration. There are many reasons why claimants do not hire lawyers at application. There is a very common belief that all claims are denied at application which is far from the truth. This belief is encouraged by many of the Social Security Disability websites on the Internet. There is probably different reasons for this. But I think the main reason is, because many of these websites are representatives or sell leads to representatives and many lawyers and non-lawyer representatives do not take cases at application, so this belief that no cases win at application benefits them. I say this because their fees are based on past due benefits and if they win at application they do more work and get less money than if they win at hearing.  It can take 3 to 6 months to get a decision at application and 1 to 2 years to get a decision at hearing. If the fee is based on past due benefits you can do the math on the difference in fee to the lawyer. It may also be that these websites are written by website marketing firms that really do not know Social Security disability law but rewrite information they have read on other websites. Another reason why many people do not hire SSD attorneys for their application is, because they may have tried to but were told by the lawyer they called to apply first and when you get denied call me back. I am sure that many lawyers have good reasons why they feel they cannot or should not take cases at application, but there is probably also a good number of lawyers or non-lawyer representatives who do this for the reason I outlined earlier about work that goes into helping at application and the fee they would receive.  I and many other lawyers like me will take cases at application, so if you are told to call back when you are denied simply call another lawyer.  I cannot think of a good reason not to hire a lawyer at application, if you plan on hiring an attorney if you lose at application anyway.  Why not give yourself a better chance at winning in 3 to 6 months then waiting that time and then hiring a lawyer to have to wait another 1 to 2 years for a decision with the help of a lawyer. If your concern is the lawyers fee remember the fee is based on 25% of past due benefits or $6,000 which ever is less, so if you win your application in 3 to 6 months then your fee will be allot less then if you win at hearing that takes 1 to 2 years.  Many times I have won cases for clients at application and because SSDI claims will not pay you for the first 6 months there was no fee, but I did have very happy clients.
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