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

SSDRC - A resource to help win your disability claim


The Social Security Disability Resource Center is published by former disability claim examiner, Tim Moore. The goal of SSDRC.COM is to inform readers about how the Social Security Disability and SSI Disability process works from start to finish. This includes what to expect before, during, and after a disability application has been processed, common mistakes that need to be avoided, and what to do and how to react in specific situations (for example, receiving notices of denial, obtaining the status of the claim at different points, providing needed evidence, and undergoing a disability interview with a Social Security Claims Representative).

The most basic question about disability benefits is...

In explaining how the system works, SSDRC devotes attention to both medical and non-medical eligibility criteria, the Social Security Administration's definition of disability, and the process that is used to make decisions on initial claims, reconsideration appeals, and hearings that are held by federal administrative law judges. However, the core question most applicants will have is:

How do I prove I am disabled and win disability benefits?

For individuals who have already submitted an application for disability for SSD or SSI benefits, or are merely contemplating filing for disability, learning about how the disability system works can improve the chances of winning benefits. In certain cases, it may help an individual avoid mistakes that cost valuable processing time on a case, and affect eligibility for continuing monthly benefits, back pay benefits and medicare coverage.

SSDRC covers a lot of ground on a wide range of issues, however initial topics that may be useful include the following:

For what medical conditions can you be approved for disability?

How Many Times Will Social Security Disability Deny You before You Get Approved?

What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?

How long does it take to be approved for disability?

What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits?

Do I need an attorney to win disability?

Can you get temporary Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?

Are You Allowed to Work While Receiving or applying for disability?

What should you say if you go to a Social Security Exam?

Answers to various questions about disability

Is there a Social Security Appeals Time Limit?

Can I Talk To the Disability Examiner Working On My Case?

What Expenses Will A Social Security Attorney Charge In Addition To The Fee?

Do Most People Need To See A Judge To Get Disability Benefits From Social Security?

Social Security Disability Lawyers and 21% Back Pay

Will Social Security Attempt To Get A Letter From Your Doctor To Help Your Case?

What Is The Difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?

How is Social Security Disability and SSI Awarded?

Will my children get benefits if I get approved for disability?

Why Does It Take So Long To Get A Call Back From The Social Security Office?

Social Security Disability and Money in the Bank

How long do you have To Be Out Of Work Before You Get Social Security Disability (SSD)?

The first appeal in a Social Security Disability or SSI case

Using a Lawyer for an SSDI Disability Case

Does Being Represented On A Disability Claim Win The Case Faster?

The Social Security List of Disabling Conditions that Qualify

Find a lawyer who has experience with disability claims

Topic Hubs

An overview of Social Security Disability and SSI

What are the requirements for getting disability?

How to file for disability and what to do before an after you file

How long does it take for disability decisions, appeals, and benefits?

What you should know about Social Security Disability and SSI Denials

Filing for disability with mental conditions

Questions relating to Disability benefits

Answers to Questions about SSI Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits for Children

Disability Qualifications and How to Qualify for Benefits

Winning your Social Security Disability or SSI claim

Social Security Disability Back Pay Benefits

Social Security Disability SSI Awards and Award Notices

My Application for Disability was given a Denial by the Examiner

Answers to questions regarding SSD and SSI areas of concern

Tips and Advice for Social Security Disability and SSI Claims

Filing for disability benefits - where to go, tips, conditions

Social Security Disability SSI decisions

What is considered a Disabling condition by Social Security?

The Disability Decision Process and What gets taken into Consideration

Information for Winning Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits

What is your eligibility for receiving disability benefits

Getting Denied for Disability Benefits - reasons, notices, what to do

Answers to Common Questions about Disability and SSI

Questions about being approved for disability

The Social Security Disability and SSI Appeal Process

Information on the Social Security Hearing Process

Information about the SSI Disability Benefits Program

Social Security Disability SSI and whether or not you can work

Medical Examinations for Social Security Disability and SSI

Social Security Disability SSI: Medical Evidence, Records, and Limitations

Social Security Disability SSI and Doctors - Yours and Theirs

Social Security Disability and SSI Claim Reviews

Social Security and SSI based on Mental Disability

Social Security and SSI Disability Benefits for Children

Social Security Disability Representation - Disability Lawyers and Representatives

Resources on this site and elsewhere

Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers

More Social Security Disability SSI Questions and Answers

Disability definitions, terms, and concepts

Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI

Applying for Disability according to state of residence

Find a Disability Lawyer to help win your case

Social Security Administration - Benefits For People With Disabilities

About the Author

For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. SSDRC.com is published by Tim Moore, a former DDS Claims Examiner for Social Security Disability in North Carolina. DDS, or Disability Determination Services, is the state-level agency that make decisions on both Social Security Disability and SSI claims for the Social Security Administration. To learn more about the author: Tim Moore.