About Shawn Good

Shawn is extremely familiar with the Social Security review process, routinely representing claimants at all levels. He received his B.A. in literature from Southern Illinois University, and then went on to attend law school at the Indiana Institute of Technology. There, he obtained his Juris Doctor and spent his third year of school as a visiting student in Boise, Idaho at Concordia University Law School. Since 2016, Shawn has been a zealous advocate for disabled clients across the country. His eye for detail has helped hundreds of clients prove with absolute certainty that they qualify for benefits.

Social Security Disability and a Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) Leak

Here are the 4 most common ways to win an SSD and SSI case due to a Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) leak. If you or a loved one is suffering from a CSF leak and has questions about navigating the Social Security process we can help. Watch our video and call us for more information.

By |2022-12-08T07:51:52-06:00December 2nd, 2022|Blog, Various diseases and conditions|0 Comments

Mistakes to Avoid in Special Needs Planning

If you have a disabled child of any age, special needs planning is important to ensure that they are properly cared for throughout their life. Even more important is that be done correctly. An improperly drafted special needs trust can leave the child ineligible for needs-based public assistance and without the financial resources needed to support themselves. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when planning for special needs.

By |2022-11-28T18:19:38-06:00November 28th, 2022|Blog, Special Needs Trust|0 Comments

What You Should Know About Lymphedema and Social Security Disability Benefits

Lymphedema is a condition that causes swelling in one or more parts of the body, usually the arm(s) and/or leg(s). Lymphedema can range in intensity from mild to severe. But is it severe enough to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits? Here’s what you should know about lymphedema and SSD benefits before you apply. Watch our video.

By |2022-11-18T15:24:06-06:00November 7th, 2022|Blog, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on What You Should Know About Lymphedema and Social Security Disability Benefits

The Importance of a Medical Source Statement to Your Social Security Disability Claim

A patient’s medical file is filled with labs, X-rays, MRIs, statements of diagnosis, treatment plans, detailed notes and a dozen other documents, all which support your medical condition and prove that you are disabled. So why does an attorney need a medical source statement to support your Social Security Disability (SSD) application? Watch our video to learn more.

By |2022-10-21T15:47:14-05:00October 18th, 2022|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on The Importance of a Medical Source Statement to Your Social Security Disability Claim

Social Security Disability Hearing – How to Find Your Administrative Law Judge

Our website includes a searchable database that lets you check the approval and denial rating of every ALJ in the country. Although there is no guarantee that your application will be approved, knowing the ALJ’s approval rating before the hearing can help you (or your disability attorney, if you hire one) better strategize how to present your case.

By |2022-08-26T14:56:10-05:00August 18th, 2022|Blog, SSD|Comments Off on Social Security Disability Hearing – How to Find Your Administrative Law Judge

Is Diabetic Neuropathy / Peripheral Neuropathy an Official Disability?

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy can affect many bodily functions, though it most often affects the nerves in the lower extremities, leading to pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs and feet. For some, the effects of diabetic neuropathy are mild; for others, they are debilitating. If you were diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and are unable to work, you may be eligible to receive social security disability (SSD) benefits.

By |2022-08-11T16:39:17-05:00July 25th, 2022|Blog, Eligibility, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Is Diabetic Neuropathy / Peripheral Neuropathy an Official Disability?

When Can Depression Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. For some depression severely and negatively impacts their ability to fully participate in activities of daily living and leaves them unable to work. Individuals who suffer severe depression may be eligible for social security disability benefits.

By |2022-06-27T18:29:18-05:00June 16th, 2022|Blog, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on When Can Depression Qualify for Social Security Disability?

How Do I Win My SSDI Reconsideration?

Although there is only a 1 in 10 chance that you will win at reconsideration, it is a necessary step in the appeals process and, at the very least, sets the stage for an administrative hearing, where the approval rating increases to roughly 45%. Here are some steps you can take to increase the chance that you are the 1 in 10 who wins their SSDI reconsideration.

By |2022-05-24T16:13:03-05:00May 24th, 2022|Appeals, Application process, SSD|Comments Off on How Do I Win My SSDI Reconsideration?