Do you understand why your disability case was denied?
It's New Year's Eve, you've just opened your mail, and lo and behold, you received a denial on the application you submitted for disability benefits to the Social Security Administration. Those bastards! -You've worked since you were 18 years-old and you've paid into the system. Not to mention, you know lots of people on disability already and there's not a damn thing wrong with them. Maybe so, maybe no. But, do you know why your case was denied? Do you know if you actually h
Your Social Security disability case was denied -now what?
First of all, don't give up. What you do next, will be determined by what stage in the process you received your denial. Let's start with the easy ones: 1. You filed your initial application and then received a denial. Easy, file what is called a Reconsideration. You can file it either online or at the local field office. Either way, you'll need to explain to SSA why you believe they were wrong in denying your claim. At this stage, you'll want to make sure you update your med
If you're over 50 and you can't work, why you absolutely must file for Social Security disab
Some of us never plan on retiring. Given the current status of our investment accounts, especially those of us that lost just about everything through the 2008 recession, we wouldn't much care about the benefits of filing for Social Security disability. If you're like me, even after age 65, I'll (hopefully) still be getting up each morning early and heading into the office. I love being a Social Security disability attorney. I don't want to stop any time soon. However, there
Why Past Work is so important for your Social Security disability case
There are 5 steps one must go through in order to be found disabled. Step 4, requires a claimant to be found unable to return to any past job he or she performed (at a certain level) within the last 15 years. Step 5 requires that a claimant is unable to even perform any work within the national economy, given his or her impairments. This is a long time look-back period, one in which could destroy a claimant's chance of being found disabled. This is especially true if a perso