Sunday, September 30, 2007



Social Security Disability FAQ

This page, and the links presented on it, is intended to serve as an FAQ, or frequently asked questions, page for individuals who have applied for disability with the social security administration, are considering applying, or have already applied for benefits and have been denied.

These pages address issues such as the following: filing a disability claim; what happens during the processing of an SSD or SSI benefit claim; how decisions for disability claims are actually made; the percentage of claimants whose cases are denied; what to do if a case gets denied, and the various medical and vocational factors that are considered when disability applications and appeals are reviewed, both by examiners working at state disability-processing agencies (such as DDS) and by federal judges at hearings.




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Is is faster on an SS appeal to hire a lawyer?
Social Security Disability Income - SSDI
Faster Decisions on Social Security Disability Cases
Social Security Disability Claims in New York
Applying for Social Security Disability in Michigan
Will I get disability with Bipolar Disorder ?
Mental Testing When You Apply for Disability for Depression with few medical records
Filing for Disability based on Depression and Medical Evidence
Correct Steps for Filing a Social Security Disability Claim
Social Security Disability and Medical Evidence
Filing for Disability - Doctors and Documentation
Awarded Social Security Disability Benefits
Disability Interview for Social Security
Social Security Disability and letters from SSA
Can a SS Disability Claim take five years?
When you apply for social security disability should you send copies of your xrays ?
When is a Disability Attorney Paid ?
Will Social Security contact you to schedule your Disability Hearing ?
How your Social Security Disability Representative Can Disadvantage your Disability Claim
Disability Lawyers and the mistakes they make
Social Security Disability, Chronic Liver Disease and digestive disorders
Social Security Disability and letters from SSA
The Problem is not Social Security, but Congress
Why do Social Security Disability claims take so long ?
Requested a Disability Hearing - Now what?
Do I need a lawyer to get disability benefits from Social Security?
Social Security Disability Denied in California
Social Security Disability and the Cost of Housing
Process of Applying for Social Security Disability - it takes patience
Social Security Disability, Back Fusion and Pain
Social Security Disability Colon Cancer
Denial of Disability, Pain, and Medical Records
Calling Social Security to Check on a Disability Claim or Report Information
Social Security Disability SSI Past work
Social Security Disability Requirements
Social Security Disability Representatives
How Social Security Disability Medical Exams are used to Decide Claims
The Level Your Social Security Disability Claim was Denied at
What is happening on my Disability Claim With Social Security ?
Social Security Disability Attorneys and Switching
Do you need a lawyer for Filing a Request for a Disability Hearing?
Disability - Do I need an attorney for disability ?
Depression and Social Security Disability
Blind individuals approved for disability the first time they apply ?
Disability Determination information
Does obesity make you eligible for disability benefits from Social Security ?
Applied for Social Security disability
Will you need an attorney for disability if you have a mental condition ?
The vocational expert and judge at a Social Security Disability Hearing
Disability and Getting Older
Approval Criteria for Disability
How can you get a Quick Hearing for Social Security Disability ?
Medical conditions Social Security will recognize as a disability
Applied for disability - what comes next
Advice for Surviving Financially While Waiting for Social Security Disability or SSI
Considering applying for Social Security Disability
Who can Help you Apply for Social Security Disability or SSI ?
Disability if you are unable to Work - the Medical Vocational Allowance
New Disability Application with Social Security
Why do some people file for disability benefits so often?
When to File for Disability - tip: don't wait
Residual Functional Capacity