What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
How do you Win Benefits under Social Security Disability or SSI?
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 Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
How to File for Disability - Tips for Filing
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
How much does a Social Security disability attorney get paid?
Social Security Disability SSI Criteria and the Evaluation Process
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability SSI and Fibromyalgia
Social Security Disability SSI and Degenerative Disc Disease
Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
Answers to questions about SSD and SSI disability
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability Status
Social Security Disability Tips ó how a claim gets worked on
Social Security Disability, SSI Disability - Terms, Definitions, Concepts
Medical Source Statement for Social Security Disability or SSI
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
Medical source statements can be helpful to an individualís disability claim if they contain the evidence SSA needs. Medical source statements should include:
2. Clinical results (i.e. mental or physical exam results)
3. Prescribed treatment with a prognosis and response to treatment statement
4. Lab findings (i.e. blood work, blood pressure, MRI testing, x-rays, etc.)
Lastly, it is invaluable to your disability claim for your physician to provide a statement that gives an opinion as to what you can still do in spite of your disabling condition or conditions. The statement must be based on the above mentioned factors and should include a description of your ability to perform work related activity, such as, walking, standing, sitting, carrying, hearing, seeing, speaking, lifting, carrying or handling objects, and traveling.
If you have a mental impairment your psychiatrist or mental health professional should include a statement as to your ability to understand instructions, remember and carry out those instructions, and your ability to appropriately respond to coworkers, supervisors, and work pressures in a work setting.
If you are filing for disability for a child, the physician should include a description of your childís functional limitations with regard to motor function, learning, communication, socializing, completing tasks, and self-care activities. If you child is an infant age birth to age 1, the statement should describe their response to stimuli.
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Topics and Questions
When should you File for Disability benefits with the social security administration?
Social Security Disability SSI and Activities of Daily Living
The Social Security Disability Five Month Waiting Period
Are SSI and Social Security Disability Requirements Tougher For Mental Claims?
How Long Will It Take To Get Approved for Disability?
Why Does It Take So Long To Get A Call Back From The Social Security Office?
Will my children get benefits if I get approved for disability?
Applying for disability benefits in Georgia
What is a date of entitlement for social security disability ?
What is an expedited reinstatement for social security disability ?
Anorexia and Filing for Disability
When Are You Allowed To Ask For A Social Security Disability Hearing?
Can A Disability Attorney Guarantee That I Get A Social Security Approval?
Antisocial Personality Disorder and Filing for Disability
Social Security Disability, SSI and Being Over the Age of Fifty, 50
What is the Social Security Disability List of Impairments?
Anxiety Attacks and Filing for Disability
How long does it take to get a social security disability hearing decision?
Who will decide my Social Security disability claim?
What is the Purpose of the Social Security Disability SSI Medical Exam, or CE?
If my medical condition keeps me from working will I get Social Security disability ?
Aplastic Anemia and Filing for Disability
How Long Can You Receive Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI)?
Social Security Consultative Medical Exams and How they affect Disability Claims
Social Security Disability SSI and the Onset Date
Arachnoiditis and Filing for Disability
How Does Social Security Decide How Much I Get For Disability?
Filing a Social Security Disability Application - How to File & the Information that is Needed by SSA
When You Apply For Disability Do You Need To write Down Everything That Is Wrong With You?
Social Security Disability Requirements
Social Security Disability List of Impairments
How Can You Get Medical Records For A Disability Case If You Have No Insurance?
How does a Social Security attorney get paid ?
SSI Benefits - who is Eligible and How do I apply for them?
How long does it take to appeal a disability case ?
What is a Social Security Disability SSI Durational Denial?
What conditions do they Award Disability Benefits for?
Is qualifying for SSI different than SSD (social securtiy disability?
Will the Medical Rules for Receiving Disability Grant Benefits for Short Term Social Security or SSI?
The SSI Award Letter from Social Security
Can You Apply For Disability When You Lose Your Job?
Tips for Getting Disability Approved When you File with Social Security
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it
How does the Social Security Disability Appeal Process work?
Social Security disability and assets
Receiving a Social Security Disability Award Letter
What does Social Security Disability Representation Provide?
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply for disability for?
Mental Disability Benefits and What Social Security will Consider
Social Security Hearing- How do I Request one, how long will it take?
Questions about Disability Lawyers and Hiring a Disability Attorney
Canít Work In My Old Job, How Does Social Security Disability Consider This?
How will Social Security Determine if you get Disability Benefits?
Arrhythmia and Filing for Disability
What kind of Final Decision can I receive on my Disability Application?
Getting a disability lawyer in Missouri
Does Your Doctor Decide If You Get Disability?
Getting a disability lawyer in Arizona
Can you apply for disability if you have a mental condition ?
Decisions On Disability - How Social Security Decides Claims
Social Security Disability Information and Seminar
SSD and SSI are Federal Programs
The title II Social Security Disability and title 16 SSI Disability programs operate under federal guidelines and, therefore, the program requirements--medical and non-medical--apply to all states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Recent approval and denial statistics for various states can be viewed here:
Social Security Disability, SSI Approval and Denial Statistics by state
Special Section: Disability Lawyers and unnecessary claim denials