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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, February 23, 2015

Prior Work and Social Security Disability Benefits
Why does prior work matter in an SSDI claim.  The best way I can think of to explain how prior work can affect a SSDI decision is by example.  Lets say you have two clients applying for SSDI and both are 52 years old and both are limited to sedentary work with no non-exertional impairments due to there medical conditions.  Now one worked as a receptionist (sedentary job) and the other did construction (medium to heavy job) for last 15 years.  I should probably mention here that neither person's medical conditions meet or equal a listed impairment because if they did they would be found disabled.  Both individuals in this example would be evaluated under the Grid rules as being closely approaching advanced age.  The grid rules is a chart that helps SSA decision makers determine if someone is disabled. So under the Grid rules the construction worker would be found disabled and the receptionist would be found not disabled.  The reason for this is that the receptionist job was determined to be sedentary and since SS found this claimant to be limited to sedentary the chart says she could perform her prior work and therefore the Grids direct a finding of not disabled. Now in the example of the construction worker limited to sedentary work when you look at the chart it shows that if prior work was heavier than sedentary this individual can not perform her past work and the Grids direct a finding of disabled.  I know this can be a little confusing so please feel free to take a look at my web page that explains the Grid rules.
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Friday, February 13, 2015

Mistake Many Make When Applying for Social Security Disability
One mistake many people make when applying for SSDI is that they only include their most severe medical condition on the application and don't mention their other less severe medical conditions.  What everyone who is applying for Social Security Disability needs to know is that you should be listing all your medical conditions on your application.  When Social Security evaluates your claim they are required to look at all your medical conditions and determine if you can work based on how all the conditions combined limit you in your ability to work.  One example of this is many people with severe chronic pain such as a major back injury also suffer from some degree of depression.  I can't tell you how many times I have had clients who have applied for SSDI and listed their back injury as the reason for their disability and when I review there records find out they are also being treated for depression as a result of their constant pain and change in lifestyle.  So remember list all your medical conditions on your application so that when Social Security evaluates your claim they take into account all your medical conditions.
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