The Levels Of The Social Security Disability and SSI Application and Appeal Process
Qualifications for SSI and Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Status
SSI Disability - Filing for SSI Benefits
What is Social Security Back Pay?
Receiving a Social Security Disability Award Letter
What is the Social Security Disability List of Impairments?
Are children eligible to receive disability benefits?
Social Security Disability--Permanent Disability
What is the Social Security definition of disability?
Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions and Impairments
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply for disability for?
Working and Disability - Are You Allowed to Work While Receiving Social Security Disability or SSI?
How do I request a social security disability hearing - How do I file?
Filing a Social Security Disability Application - How to File & the Information that is Needed by SSA
Social Security Temporary Disability - Can I get temporary benefits?
How to qualify for disability - The Process of Qualifying
Social Security Disability SSI Eligibility Requirements and Criteria
Does Being Represented On A Disability Claim Win The Case Faster?
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
Being represented does not necessarily win the case faster at any level of the Social Security disability process. However, representation may win an applicant disability benefits sooner. Prior to your disability hearing, a representative usually just makes sure your disability claim keeps moving through the Social Security disability process by filing your reconsideration appeal and request for a social security hearing timely.
Representation at the initial Social Security disability claim level often has little or no affect upon the outcome of your disability determination nor does it have any affect on the over all processing time of the disability claim. Note: Having said this, however, there are disability representatives who make a strong, expert, and determined attempt to win disability cases at the earliest level possible. Those that do have a high success rate and these representatives are worth the fee that they are paid.
At the disability application level, representation is especially helpful to those who do not have the ability to do things such as provide needed information, complete forms, or remember consultative examination appointments, etc.
If a disability applicant has severe mental disorders, memory problems, physical conditions that severely restrict their ability to keep up with their disability claim, or even severe anxiety and depression issues, they may be advised to consider representation.
At the reconsideration appeal level, the approval rate is only about ten to fifteen percent and a claimant is not likely to be approved for disability unless there was clear error in the decision made on their disability application, or unless they have a very organized and determined disability attorney or disability representative.
Representation on a disability claim at the administrative law judge hearing is more likely to win you disability benefits. In fact, the ALJ disability hearing is the most wins versus any other level of the Social Security disability process. National statistics indicate disability applicants who have representation at their ALJ disability hearing are about twenty to twenty five percent more likely to win their disability case.
Attorneys and non-attorney representatives win more disability cases because they know Social Security disability regulations, guidelines, and vocational rules. Generally, they are able to portray your disability case in a light that is most favorable to you. Considering the wait times for administrative law judge hearings, it would seem advisable to consider disability representation at some point. However, if a case has gotten to the point where a hearing has either been requested, or will be requested, it would be, in most cases, be unwise to proeceed unrepresented.
Questions and Answers about Social Security Disability and SSI Disability
1. Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
2. Is getting social security disability easier for mental or physical problems?
3. What should you get from your doctor to file for disability benefits?
4. Qualifying for disability benefits with the social security administration
5. Does social security care if you are working when you are applying for disability?
6. Is there an income limit to be under when you apply for disability?
7. Does social security contact your former work employers when you file for disability?
8. Social Security Disability SSI Criteria and the Evaluation Process
9. What is the best way to check the status of a Social Security Disability Claim or SSI claim?
10. How far back are Social Security disability benefits awarded on an appeal?
11. What is the maximum fee a Social Security disability attorney can charge?
12. What are the questions that get asked at a social security disability or SSI hearing?
13. How Long Will It Take For A Decision Letter For Social Security Disability?
14. Filing for Disability Online or over the phone
15. How Long Will It Take To Get Approved for Disability?
16. Are There Social Security Disability, SSI Requirements For How Disabled You Have to Be?
17. What does SSA consider a severe impairment for Social Security Disability or SSI Disability Benefits?
18. What happens if you get denied for social security disability three times?
19. Can a mental illness qualify you for disability?
20. How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition?
21. Do you get disability back payments from social security?
22. If you get Social Security disability benefits do you get Medicare or Medicaid?
23. What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
24. What if you get denied for disability multiple times?
25. How to apply for social security disability benefits for children
26. Does A Certain Percentage of VA Disability Automatically Make You Eligible For Social Security Disability?