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What Veterans Should Know About Applying for SSD Benefits

If you’ve been awarded VA benefits through the military, there is no automatic approval process to obtain SSD benefits. The VA and Social Security have different processes for proving benefits for disabled individuals. When reviewing for VA eligibility, they review the application in the light most favorable to the veteran. The Social Security Administration, on the other hand, does not review their applications in that same light. To learn more, watch this short video.

By |2022-01-19T17:28:53-06:00January 10th, 2022|Blog, Eligibility, SSD|Comments Off on What Veterans Should Know About Applying for SSD Benefits

What is the Purpose of a Function Report for Social Security Disability?

When you apply for social security disability you will be required to complete a Function Report (Form SSA-3373-BK). The purpose of the Function Report is to provide the Social Security Administration with information about how your disability affects your ability to perform everyday functions.

By |2022-01-05T14:22:05-06:00January 4th, 2022|Application process, Blog|Comments Off on What is the Purpose of a Function Report for Social Security Disability?

What Is A Consultative Exam In The SSD Application Process

You provided the Social Security Administration(SSA) with detailed medical records from your treating physician as part of your Social Security Disability application. The information contains a medical source statement, statement of diagnosis, medical and treatment notes, and laboratory tests and other imaging that supports your disability. Why then is the SSA requiring that you undergo a consultative exam? What exactly can you expect during one?

By |2021-12-20T14:26:31-06:00December 20th, 2021|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What Is A Consultative Exam In The SSD Application Process

Does Borderline Personality Disorder Qualify for Disability Benefits?

Eligibility for SSD benefits based on a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder is not automatic. The Social Security Administration has specific criteria, applicants must meet to qualify for SSD benefits. Learn more about qualifying for social security disability and supplemental security income with borderline personality disorder (BPD).

By |2021-11-09T11:55:10-06:00November 8th, 2021|Blog, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Does Borderline Personality Disorder Qualify for Disability Benefits?

How Do You fill Out A Third Party Function Report In A Social Security Disability Case?

Don’t allow third parties to fill them out because I have never seen a Third Party Function Report used to help a claimant get approved for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration(SSA) uses them to deny claimant’s benefits. These third parties are not part of the case and they do not have to be.

By |2022-01-05T14:20:07-06:00October 20th, 2021|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on How Do You fill Out A Third Party Function Report In A Social Security Disability Case?

Guidelines for Answering a Social Security Function Report

Our firm has been helping claimants receive Social Security Disability benefits for over 25  years. In our experience, there are details that can help or hurt you when completing paperwork during the process. Here is a video and some guidelines for you to use when answering questions contained in a Social Security Function report.

By |2022-01-05T14:23:30-06:00October 20th, 2021|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on Guidelines for Answering a Social Security Function Report

What You Need to Know Before You Hire A SSD Attorney

Hiring a disability lawyer to handle your case can significantly improve the chance of your claim being approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Though claimants are not required to hire an attorney to represent them in disability cases, statistics show claimants represented by lawyers are more likely to be approved for disability benefits. As a result, it is important to make sure the disability lawyer you hire is skilled, knowledgeable, and ready to advocate for you.

By |2021-10-05T16:24:34-05:00October 4th, 2021|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What You Need to Know Before You Hire A SSD Attorney

What Happens After You Get Approved for Benefits

First, congratulations! You can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing your monthly disability benefit check will soon be on its way. But you’re also probably wondering – what now? Here’s what to expect after you get approved for benefits.

By |2021-10-05T15:46:41-05:00September 22nd, 2021|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What Happens After You Get Approved for Benefits