First, ask yourself whether you truly are disabled. Do not appeal a bad case, even if it is your own. You are wasting not only the Appeals Council's time, but your own as well. If you received an unfavorable decision after your hearing, be honest with yourself and assess the likelihood of your chances improving at the next level. Also, keep in mind that even if you are successful with your appeal, your case has about a 95% chance of being returned back to the same Administrat
Here are five more quick tips to give you a better chance of success when filing for Social Security disability benefits: 1. Tell you doctor you are filing for disability benefits and you need him or her to help you out as much as possible. If you do so, you will likely receive one of two responses: (a) we do not get involved with Social Security disability cases, or (2) we will do what it takes to help you or your attorney win your case. If it is the second response, you hav
Everyone who has ever filed for Social Security disability benefits has heard the adage that everyone is denied at least once before they are approved. How I wish this were true. In reality, there are many who are never approved for disability benefits and many times they could have done some very simple things to improve their chances of success.
So, try these before filing:
(1) Go to the doctor.
Sounds simple, right? I cannot tell you how many people attempt to file f