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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.

     I am Karl Kazmierczak, Esq. I am a Board Certified Social Security Disability Specialist by the National Board of Social Security Disability Advocacy.  The title is not recognized in all states click on 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 nationwide. 
Websites are 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".


Questions or comments? E-mail me.

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.

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My first suggestion for you and when you are applying for your Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income Claim is to be knowledgeable about how the Social Security Administration will evaluate your claim.

     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. 

     By having an understanding of
how Social Security decides your claim for benefits you will increase your chances of winning your benefits for Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

My second suggestion is to get help.  

     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 Security Income.  

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 DisabilityWhat 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 and SSI. 

I wish you good luck with your claim and further encourage you to finish reading this site.

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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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