Can Non-Medical Evidence Help With Your Disability Claim?

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Central to any Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) claim is sufficient medical evidence of your disability and how it prevents you from being able to work full time. But what about non-medical evidence? Can that influence your disability claim? It certainly can. Medical Records and Test Results. To qualify for SSDI, you must document your current … Read More

Does it Matter Which ALJ Hears Your Disability Case?

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If your Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) claim has been denied, you may want to hire counsel and proceed to hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”). If that happens and you take your case to hearing, does it matter to your case which ALJ you get? It may. Social Security Rules and Regulations. As you probably … Read More

Doing This One Thing Can Ruin Your Chances of Getting Disability Benefits.

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Not much can ensure that you will be awarded Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”), but some things can almost guarantee that your claim will get denied. Here is one of them. Waiting Too Long To Apply for Disability Benefits. A number of things can derail your application: incomplete information, missing medical records, gaps in your medical … Read More

2 Things You Should Do To Make Sure Social Security Has Evidence of Your Disability.

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While no one can promise you that your disability claim made to the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) will be approved, there are certain things that you can do to improve your chances of receiving a favorable outcome. One of those things is to make sure that the SSA has the … Read More

Credibility and Why it Matters to You.

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Credibility has been defined as: the quality of being believed. When it comes to applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) it’s not enough that you are “disabled.” You must also be believed. Things You Can Do To Improve Your Credibility Factor. One of the sad realities you must face when you apply for SSDI is … Read More

Why You Should Get a Medical Source Statement from Your Doctor.

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You may realize that your medical evidence is critical to your chances of winning your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”). But not all medical evidence is “created equal” as they say when it comes to convincing the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) that you are “disabled.” One document that can positively influence your case is … Read More

Do I Have to Have a Witness for My Disability Hearing?

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If your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) has been denied by the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) your best chance for turning that decision around is by hiring counsel and going to a disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”). What evidence you present at your hearing to make your case is very important. So … Read More

Marriage and the Disabled Adult Child.

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Children who are over the age of 18 or who became disabled before the age of 22 can receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”). But what happens to his/her SSDI benefits when, like most adults, that “adult child” to use the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) term, falls in love and gets married? Who Qualifies as an … Read More

Administrative Hearing Demystified.

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Ever wonder what really happens at an administrative law hearing? The Disability Hearing. Because most people have never been through the legal process before, going to an administrative hearing after being denied Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) can be a frightening prospect. But it doesn’t need to be. The administrative hearing is the legal proceeding where … Read More