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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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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Overconfidence in Winning Your Social Security Disability Benefits
Overconfidence in one's case can can cause a strong Social Security disability case to lose. I have heard many times from individuals that they did not need a lawyer or to learn what they have to prove to win since they were clearly disabled. Many times the individuals are correct that they are clearly disabled due to their medical conditions however, because of overconfidence they relied on Social Security to get the medical evidence and make the case for them. Many times these individuals become very disappointed when they get an unfavorable decision. You need to take it upon yourself or get a lawyer to make sure all of the relevant medical evidence is in your file. Social Security will tell you they will get all your records and many people accept this and do nothing for their case. In most cases, Social Security will send for your medical records but that does not mean they will get them in a timely fashion or make the kind of effort you would make to make sure they are part of your file. Social Security will also almost never request a report or residual functional capacity form from your treating doctor. Opinion evidence is extremely important in a Social Security disability case. A doctor's opinion letter or RFC will show what your limitations are from your medical condition. If you leave everything up to so security your records may or may not be in the file and the only opinion evidence will probably be from a Social Security consultative examiner and not from your treating doctor. I have seen many cases that I've taken over where clients lost previously even though they should have won but there was either medical records missing from the file or there was no opinion evidence from a treating doctor. There are certainly cases that are so strong that an attorney is not required for you to win, however even in these very strong cases it is extremely important for the individual to stay involved in their case to make sure all the evidence that proves they are disabled is in there social security file. It has been my experience that most cases that are extremely strong will win their Social Security disability benefits at some point but overconfidence in your claim can often lead to months if not years of delay in getting those benefits you deserve and need.
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