How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay
Why does Social Security deny you when you have a lawyer?
Social Security has standard rules and guidelines to make their medical disability determinations and, as such, a lawyer, cannot guarantee an approval. If your disability claim is at the initial level or a reconsideration appeal, there is not much a lawyer or representative can do.
But, if you have problems keeping up with things, a lawyer or representative can be helpful by making sure to remind you of exams or serve as a another point of contact for disability examiners. They will also make sure your reconsideration appeal is filed timely if your initial disability claim is denied. They become more necessary if your reconsideration appeal is denied.
Your next appeal is a request for a disability hearing. Your hearing will be held in an informal courtroom setting with an administrative law judge presiding. At this juncture, it is wise to have someone who is knowledgeable about Social Security vocational and medical guidelines, rules and regulations, and case law. They will present your disability claim in a way that is most favorable for your being approved for benefits.
While statistical data suggests that disability cases with representation are more likely to result in an approval than claims that have no lawyer or representative, there is still no guarantee that a lawyer will prevent your disability claim from receiving a denial. All disability claims still boil down to the medical evidence contained in the disability file.
What is the Social Security Disability SSI list of impairments?
Can you work while getting or applying for Disability?
How Often Does Social Security Approve Disability The First Time You Apply?
Tips for getting Social Security Disability or SSI benefits approved
What medical conditions will get you approved for disability?
What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?
Receiving a Disability Award Letter
Conditions Social Security will recognize as a disability
Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI
Applying for disability in your state
Most popular topics on SSDRC.com
Social Security Disability SSI Questions
The listings, list of disabling impairments
Can a mental illness qualify you for disability?
Disability Lawyers prevent unnecessary denials
How much Social Security Disability SSI back pay?
How to apply for disability for a child or children
Filing a Social Security Disability SSI application
Filing for disability - when to file
How to apply for disability - where to apply
Qualifications for disability benefits
How to Prove you are disabled and Win your Disability Benefits
Qualifying for Disability - The Process
How to get disability for depression
Getting disability for fibromyalgia
SSI disability for children with ADHD
What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability
Social Security Disability SSI Exam tips
More Social Security Disability SSI Questions
Social Security Disability SSI definitions
What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?
New and featured pages on SSDRC.com
Who can help me file for disability?
Can I get disability based on my high blood pressure and my age?
SSI Back Pay after being Approved Social Security Disability Approval and Denial Rates
How long do you have to be out of work to get disability benefits?
Can disability be denied because of not enough doctor visits?
Can I get Social Security Disability off my spouse’s record?
Do I need an attorney to get disability?
Getting the Status of your Disability Hearing Request
Will I be sent to my own doctor for a disability examination for SSD or SSI?
Disability Judges and getting information for your disability claim decision
What do I do after being denied disability?
Can I receive temporary SSI disability benefits?
How to get an SSDI reconsideration appeal approved
These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.
Can you get temporary Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
Permanent Social Security Disability
What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?
Who is eligible for SSI disability?
Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?
What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.
The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.
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