Filing an Application for Disability Benefits
How do you win disability benefits?
If I am determined disabled, how far back will Social Security pay benefits?
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition?
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Denial of benefits
How to File for Disability - Tips for Filing
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
How much is paid for the Social Security Disability Attorney Fee?
Social Security Disability SSI Criteria and the Evaluation Process
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
Qualifying: What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability?
Applying for disability for Fibromyalgia
Filing for disability with Degenerative Disc Disease
Can I Qualify For Disability on the basis of Depression?
Answers to questions about SSD and SSI disability
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability Status
A Tip for Making a Request for a Disability Hearing
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
Most applicants for Social Security Disability or SSI disability benefits will be in the position of having to request a disability hearing at some point. This is simply due to the fact that most claimants will be denied for disability benefits at the first step in the process (filing an application for benefits) and will also be denied at the second step in the process (filing a request for reconsideration).
Making a request for a hearing is fairly simply. It simply involves contacting the social security office following the receipt of a reconsideration denial and requesting the appeal, at which point the social security office will mail out the appropriate forms.
What is a reconsideration? Reconsideration (actually known as a request for reconsideration) is the first appeal that a claimant can file for and this becomes available after a disability application has been denied. Reconsiderations are handled identically to disability applications. Since they are, though, it should come as no surprise that most reconsiderations are turned down as well. In fact, in most states, well more than half of all reconsideration appeals are turned down.
Because reconsiderations are turned with such great frequency, most claimants will find it necessary to file their second appeal, which is a request for a disability hearing. Fortunately, more than half of all individuals who go to hearings have their cases approved and inevitably receive benefits.
Tip: if you have disability representation at the time your reconsideration is denied, you may have your disability attorney request your hearing for you. And if you do not have representation at this time, you may wish to consider locating a representative since a representative will be useful in preparing a case for a hearing, including gathering medical record updates and statements from physicians that support a claimant's case for benefits.
Social Security Disability & SSI Resource
Social Security Disability, SSI Questions and Answers
Topics and Questions
Social Security Disability SSI and Filing based on Lupus
Working while getting Disability - is it possible?
Are SSI and Social Security Disability Requirements Tougher For Mental Claims?
When do you need a Disability Lawyer for a Case?
What physicians and claimants should know about Social Security Disability
A medical source statement for a Social Security Disability Case
Can I file a widow’s claim if my spouse received SSI ?
Can you apply for SSI for a learning disability ?
Social Security Disability - The claimant's ability to work
Possible Advice If You Are Filing For Disability
Letters from doctors for Social Security Disability
Why do social security disability claims take so long?
Social Security Disability and Medication
When should you apply for Social security disability?
How is Social Security Disability Awarded?
Social Security Disability SSI and Activities of Daily Living
Social Security Disability Medical Records
How to Claim Disability When you Have a Medical Problem
Social Security Disability Mental Testing
Should you get a Non-Attorney Disability Representative for a Social Security or SSI case?
Social Security Disability Representation
SSI for children
Qualifications for Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Representation - Disability Lawyers and Representatives
How To Get SSDI Approved
What If you intended an appeal of your Social Security Disability claim but missed the deadline?
Doing the SSDI Appeal Online
What is protective filing for social security disability or SSI ?
Apply for Disability with Depression
What are Medical Experts at Social Security disability hearings?
SSI Social Security Disability and Back Pain
How does a Social Security attorney get paid ?
How Will Social Security Decide a Disability Case that's filed?
What is usually the status of your social security disability or SSI case?
Being Determined Medically Disabled for Social Security Disability
Reconsideration of a disability denial-what does it involve?
Am I Eligible For Social Security Disability?
Social Security Disability SSI Appeal
What is a disability according to the Social Security Administration?
Social Security Disability SSI Denied
The Requirements for Social Security Disability and SSI
Medical Records Social Security Disability
To qualify for Social Security disability or SSI, how severe must a condition be?
Advice for How to Win Social Security
How to Prepare For a Social Security Disability SSI Hearing
How to appeal your denial for disability
List of Impairments for Social Security Disability SSI
What Forms will I need to Complete when I apply for disability?
Social Security Medical Exam
The Levels Of The Social Security Disability and SSI Application and Appeal Process
Request for a Social Security Disability Hearing
Social Security Disability Facts
Do you get medical health care coverage with SSI ?
Why Do Social Security Disability Claims Take So Long?
What is a Social Security Disability Denial based on?
Social Security Disability Advice for Filing
If You Are 62, Should You File For Social Security or Social Security Disability?
Do You Qualify For SSDI Benefits from SSA? (Social Security Disability Insurance)
Medical Evidence for Social Security Disability
Why was I denied social security disability?
How long does it take for an examiner to review a disability case?
Will I Get SSI or SSD Disability With a Ruptured Disc?
Social Security Disability Doctor, Supportive Statements
How do you Win Benefits under Social Security Disability?
What Are the Chances of Winning an SSA Disability Appeal?
Requesting a Disability Hearing After You are Denied
How does the Social Security Disability Appeal Process work?
How Do You Win An SSI or Social Security Disability Hearing?
Are children eligible to receive disability benefits ?