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 — how a claim gets worked on
Social Security Disability, SSI Disability - Terms, Definitions, Concepts
Questions about Disability Lawyers and Hiring a Disability Attorney
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
Disability representation will generally increase a claimant's statistical odds of approval. This is most evident at the disability hearing level where the decision is made by a federal administrative law judge who, very often, will have choose to have a medical expert and/or a vocational expert present for the purpose of providing expert testimony.
However, even at the disability application and reconsideration appeal levels, disability representation can result in faster decision times, the need for fewer appeals, and more favorable onset dates that allow for the payment of greater amounts in Social Security or SSI back pay benefits.
1. When are you allowed to get a Disability Lawyer?
2. When will a disability lawyer decide to take your case?
3. Should you get a Disability Lawyer before you File for Disability?
4. Should you get Help from a Disability Attorney before the Claim has been Denied?
5. Disability Attorneys- Will they do your forms for you?
6. Will a Disability attorney try to Help You get Your Medical Records for your SSD or SSI claim?
7. Do I Need a Lawyer for My Social Security Disability Hearing?
8. What if I go to a Social Security hearing without an Attorney or a Disability Representative?
9. Can a disability attorney speed up my disability hearing? By What Methods?
10. How will an attorney help me win disability benefits ?
11. How much does a Social Security disability attorney get paid ?
12. Do Social Security Disability and SSI Lawyers Require A Retainer? (Fees and costs)
13. Does Social Security pay the Disability Attorney fee?
14. What Expenses Will A Social Security Attorney Charge In Addition To The Fee?
15. Disability Lawyer Success Rate - Do Lawyers Improve The Chances of Winning Social Security Disability or SSI?
16. Should you ask a Disability Lawyer About Their Win Rate and How Many Cases They get Approved?
17. How Do You Switch Your Disability Lawyer?
18. How Do You Fire a Social Security Disability Lawyer?
19. Is there a way to check the Credentials of a Disability Lawyer?
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