Overview of Disability
Disability Back Pay
Disability Advice Tips
How long do cases take?
How to win Disability
SSD Mistakes to avoid
Disability for Mental
What if you get denied?
How to file Appeals
Disability through SSA
SSI Disability Benefits
Disability for Children
How do I qualify for it?
Working and Disability
Disability Award Notice
Disability Lawyer Q&A
Disability Conditions List
What is a disability?
Your Medical Evidence
Filing for your Disability
SSD SSI Definitions
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What if the Disability Examiner is Unfamiliar with my Medical Condition?
Most examiners will look up a condition that they have not encountered before. It's for this reason that they have resource reference works available to them. Certainly, the unit medical consultant, who is an M.D., will be aware of the condition. So, you shouldn't worry about contacting the examiner for this purpose.
Of course, it's always true that it's not really the condition that's preeminent, but the functional limitations that are caused by the condition.
Even in cases where a claimant might have a condition that is included in the blue book (the social security disability list of impairments), satisfactorily meeting or equaling the listing criteria connotes an inability to engage in work activity at a substantial and gainful level.
The following is an excerpt from the page titled How to Prove you are disabled and Win your Disability Benefits: "There are just two ways of winning disability benefits under either the title II Social Security Disability program, or the title 16 SSI disability program (there is no difference in how either program is evaluated). The first way of winning is at step three of the sequential evaluation process. The second way of winning is at step five of the sequential evaluation process."
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
What can I expect from a Social Security Mental Examination or Evaluation?
Can a lawyer get my disability court date faster?
If you are younger can you get disability?
What Social Security looks for in your medical records
How many hire a disability lawyer?
Filing for disability with obesity
Applying for disability with depression
How to get disability with arthritis, osteoarthritis
How to file for disability in Oklahoma
Forms for Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Criteria
Denied disability by ALJ
How to file for disability in Oregon
How to get disability for degenerative disc disease
How much do you pay a disability lawyer and how are they paid?
Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI
These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits
How to claim disability
Disability claim appeal status
How to get you Social Security Disability status
How does a person qualify for disability benefits?
How do you Apply for SSI?
How Much Income Can you Earn If you draw Social Security Disability?
Can you work if you get SSI?
How long will you get disability after an award notice?
If You Get Social Security Disability or SSI, Will Your Dependents Get A Check?
Social Security Disability denied
Time on a Social Security Disability Decision
How to apply for disability for a child or children
Denied Twice For SSD or SSI Disability, What Do I Do?
f I get disability will my children receive benefits?
Social Security Disability SSI - Retroactive Benefits Vs Back Pay Benefits
How long do you have To Be Out Of Work Before You Get Social Security Disability (SSD)?
How to file for disability and medical conditions
What Does Social Security Consider To Be a Disability?
When does social security consider you eligible for disability benefits?
Qualifying for disability benefits with the social security administration
How to get disability
Will I be approved for disability on my appeal?
How to appeal a disability denial