What Can You Expect After You Win Your SSD Case?

So you have received notice that you’ve won your SSD case and are entitled to social security disability benefits. Congratulations! Although the hard part is over, that doesn’t mean you no longer have to deal with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Here is what you can expect after winning your SSD case.

By |2022-06-06T14:09:41-05:00May 27th, 2022|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What Can You Expect After You Win Your SSD Case?

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?

Mental Health Disorders and Applying for SSD Benefits

The Social Security Administration(SSA) disability listings include 11 mental health conditions that are eligible for SSD benefits, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and anxiety. But it takes more than simply being diagnosed with a mental health disorder to be eligible for SSD benefits.

By |2022-06-06T13:56:56-05:00May 8th, 2022|Application process, Blog, Eligibility, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Mental Health Disorders and Applying for SSD Benefits

The role of the ‘blue book’ in determining Social Security Disability eligibility

Do you know what the Social Security Blue Book is? Formally titled “Disability Evaluation Under Social Security,” it’s a list of disabilities that presumptively qualifies a claimant for disability benefits. Unfortunately, the Blue Book is often misleading and misunderstood by people who apply for SS benefits. Many people come to us under the impression that they will be automatically awarded benefits because their diagnosis is in the book, but this list is extremely nuanced and has extremely detailed requirements. To learn more, watch the short video.

By |2022-04-21T15:03:01-05:00April 15th, 2022|Application process, Blog, Eligibility, SSD|Comments Off on The role of the ‘blue book’ in determining Social Security Disability eligibility

Most Common Reasons Why Workers’ Disability Applications Are Denied

There are many reasons the SSA may deny a worker’s disability application, from lack of information to support a claim of disability to a determination that the disability isn’t severe enough. Below are some of the most common reasons a disability application may be denied.

By |2022-04-12T15:05:29-05:00April 12th, 2022|Application process, SSD|Comments Off on Most Common Reasons Why Workers’ Disability Applications Are Denied

What are Social Security Rulings and Acquiescence Rulings?

The rulings fall into two main categories. Social Security Rulings set a precedent on how to apply the law. Acquiescence Rulings detail how the SSA changes its policies after a ruling by a US Court of Appeals. Read on to learn more about both of these topics.

By |2022-01-20T17:16:41-06:00January 15th, 2022|Application process, Blog, SSD|Comments Off on What are Social Security Rulings and Acquiescence Rulings?

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

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?