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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, January 29, 2015

How to Win Your Social Security Disability Claim
The basics of winning your SSDI claim are pretty simple.  If you do the following things you will go a long way to helping your SSDI claim.  First, don't assume SSA will get the evidence needed to win your claim.  Make sure all your relevant medical evidence is in to your local SSA office.  Try and get opinion evidence from your doctor.  Opinion evidence can be a report from your doctor explaining your medical condition, treatment, how your medical condition affects your ability to work, and if the doctor feels you meet or equal a listed impairment this should be included as well.  You can also get RFC forms from your doctor which will show the limitations on you from your medical conditions.  Lastly, hire an experienced SSDI attorney who can put all of this together and present your case to SSA.  For more tips on how to win see my page on the subject.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Veterans and Social Security Disability
I have written about this subject before but I still often get asked by veterans if they can apply for SSDI benefits if they are receiving VA disability benefits.  If a veteran has the work credits to be eligible for SSDI and they are unable to work due to their medical conditions then they can get both SSDI and VA compensation benefits.  If you are a veteran and cannot work due to your medical conditions pick up the phone and call a SSDI lawyer to see if you would qualify for Social Security Disability.  Most SSDI Attorneys will give you a free consultation.  You can also find the requirements to be eligible for SSDI benefits on this website.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Longer Wait Times to Get an SSDI Hearing
According to SSA statistics processing times for Social Security Disability Hearings is on the rise.  As of September 2013 the average wait time for a hearing was 396 days.  In September of 2014 the average wait time was 454 days.  These numbers are far from the goal set by SSA Commissioner Astrue of 270 days by the end of 2013.  To add to this depressing news it appears that the percentage of cases that win at the hearing stage are also going down.  I will continue to follow the statistics and make you aware of them as the year goes on.  We can all hope for an improvement in the process that will decrease hearing wait times.
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Social Security Disability Hearing
I sometimes get asked if it is a good idea to handle your own SSDI hearing without the help of a lawyer.  If I was asked this question ten years ago my answer would be a little different.  Today most SSDI hearings have a vocational expert in the hearing and many also have a medical expert.  Because you are now dealing with experts, it requires you be able to cross examine them if their testimony does not go your way.  This is difficult even for many attorneys.  At every SSDI lawyer conference you can be sure there will be seminars on how to do this properly.  Even attorneys that don't handle many SSDI cases will struggle with this quit a bit.  It is not something most lay people can do effectively and it can be the difference between winning and losing your Social Security Disability claim at the hearing stage.  Most experts do not like to have there opinion questioned and it can be extremely difficult to get them to admit they may be wrong.
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