One of the reasons why claimants use an experienced Social Security disability attorney to initially file for benefits is that they are uncertain in regards to what steps to actually take to not only begin the process but what occurs after doing so.
First, before we ever file online for disability benefits for a client, we ask that they review the Checklist for Online Adult Disability Application given by the Social Security Administration. It is important that each claiman
The hard and fast rule is that if a claimant is working at "substantial gainful activity," no matter how disabled that person is, he or she will automatically be denied disability benefits.
So, the question is, what is "substantial gainful activity?"
Well, to make matters more confusing, work which is considered substantial gainful activity must be both substantial and gainful.
Work is substantial when it involves significant physical or mental activity. Work is not sub
Here are some common problems I see Claimants make as they attempt to file for and receive Social Security disability benefits:
First, you need to decide whether or not you want to use a Social Security disability attorney. If you choose to file your application yourself, then make a plan to continue doing so until the application is completely filed. Do not stop half-way through the online application and not return to finish. The Social Security Administration has an onli