Several Reasons Social Security Disability Claims Get Denied the First Time

When people get injured or have a severe medical or mental condition and they contemplate applying for social security disability, they generally think about reasons why they deserve such benefits. However, you may be better served thinking about why you might get declined in the interest of saving time and energy. Disability Is Not Severe … Continue reading Several Reasons Social Security Disability Claims Get Denied the First Time

Obtaining Social Security Disability: How You can Improve Your Odds

If you’re injured and can’t go back to work, there’s a glimmer of hope with social security disability benefits. Unfortunately, most people get denied the first time they apply. It happens to roughly 65% of all initial disability claims. Fortunately, there are ways you can improve your odds of getting accepted, even if it’s your … Continue reading Obtaining Social Security Disability: How You can Improve Your Odds

Everything You Need to Discuss When Talking to Social Security Disability Attorneys

When you’re disabled, not being able to earn a living takes a toll on your finances as well as your emotional state. That’s why social security disability exists: to give you the opportunity to maintain a normal life and pay for the essentials. Know what this process entails so you can clear up any confusion. … Continue reading Everything You Need to Discuss When Talking to Social Security Disability Attorneys

Social Security Disability Hearings and Vocational Expert Testimonies

The determination of whether an individual is eligible for social security disability benefits may require thorough deliberation through hearings, especially in appeals cases. Since the court of law decides that a fact is only a fact when proved beyond reasonable doubt, there are instances when a vocational expert also known as an “expert witness” is … Continue reading Social Security Disability Hearings and Vocational Expert Testimonies

Social Security Disability: Opposing Your Ability to Do Sit-Down Work

Social Security classifies work into different exertional levels. Thus, if you have a long-term disability and file for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, SS can still deny your claim if they deem that you are able to do sit-down work. To win your disability claim, you need to prove that your limitations prevent you … Continue reading Social Security Disability: Opposing Your Ability to Do Sit-Down Work

Social Security Disability “Invisible Condition” Claim: How to Apply

Some disabilities are obvious, some are not. The good news for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) applicants is that the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides some leeway for applicants with conditions that are not immediately apparent. SSA calls these disabilities as “invisible conditions,” and the agency has a process in place so that those who … Continue reading Social Security Disability “Invisible Condition” Claim: How to Apply

Social Security Disability and You: Evidence of Mental Disability

When you file a Social Security Disability claim for a mental health condition, you will have to go through a mental health assessment to give your SS evaluator a complete picture of your mental state. The assessment will be conducted by an independent doctor commissioned by the SS. In general, SS prefers that the assessment … Continue reading Social Security Disability and You: Evidence of Mental Disability