Choosing the right Social Security Disability Attorney or Advocate: Part 1

Social Security Disability Attorney

There are a growing number of Lawyers who are stepping up and providing early stage help for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Disability (SSI) initial claim..

Applying for Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can be challenging difficult process. Today there are more than 1.3 million people in the queue, waiting to get approved for their SSDI or SSI. Many claimants do not know the disability process.  Have to wait an average 2 to 4 years for a court hearing.

Although some SSDI/SSI cases are clear-cut. Having unclear answers or incomplete details.  May move slow through the disability process. By the same token, a large number of disability applications get denied for the very same reasons. That’s when claimants seek legal representation. When choosing a good SSD Attorney or a self-help book it can help you navigate through the system faster. Always remember to look before you leap into hiring a Lawyer.

Get Help Early

Thus, claimants have no reason to seek help when filing an initial SSDI application. Because some attorneys will only accept SSDI or SSI clients who initial claim got denied. There are a growing number of Lawyers who are stepping up and providing early stage help. Complete the Activities of the Daily Living Questionnaire in detail on your application. This form level can be very intimidating to someone who is not familiar with the process. Do not hesitate to get help to complete the application. Because it can increase your chances of getting approved and to avoid the appeal process.

Finding a Good Representative

Seek an Attorney, Advocate, or an organization for SSDI or SSI appeal case.  Make sure the organizations have experience to handle Social Security Disability claims. The benefit of working with a law firm is the legal muscle to back your disability benefits claim.

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Changes to Social Security Disability in 2017: Part 1

Social Security Disability Insurance Changes for 2017

Workers can earn four credits per year. For 2017 you now have to pay Social Security taxes on at least $5.200 in order to earn four credits. This is an increase of $160 compared from 2016. All SSDI recipients will get a 0.3 increase in their monthly SSDI payment in 2017.

Social Security Disability Insurance Changes for 2017. The Social Security Administration (SSA) conducts a financial review can affect disability payment amounts.  Also, qualification rules, and other areas of Social Security Disability every year.

Whenever a serious medical conditions occur from stopping you from working. Then you can apply for benefits through SSA’s disability programs.  The programs can help you get by with living expenses.  Sometimes it can be very tricky when qualifying.  That’s why it is a good idea to seek assistance. For example, a disability advocate or attorney even before starting your application process.

Social Security Disability Insurance Changes for 2017

In order to qualify SSDI. Requires a minimum of 20 to 40 work credits.  It dependents on your age when you became disabled.  Workers can earn four credits maximum per year.

In 2017 you must pay Social Security taxes on at least $5,200.  In order to earn 4 work credits per year.  The Social Security taxes have increased to $160 from 2016.  However, if you already sufficient work credits then this will not affect you.  But other adjustments will affect your SSDI.

  • All SSDI recipients will see a 0.3% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase in 2017.  The average person monthly benefit will be raised from $1,167 in 2016 to $1,171 in 2017.
  • Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) – in order to qualify for SSDI. An applicant cannot have an income from employment that exceeds the SGA level.  Changes in 2017 for SGA for the blind applicants is $1,950. However, the non-blind applicants can have an SGA of $1,170 per month.

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Social Security Disability Advocate Part 2

However, your Social Security Disability Advocate can help you file a Request for Reconsideration. He or she can represent you at your appeal hearing before an Administration Law Judge if they have the experience to do so.

However, your Social Security Disability Advocate can help you file a Request for Reconsideration.  He or she can represent you at your appeal hearing before an Administration Law Judge if they have the experience to do so.  Be sure to ask the Social Security Disability Advocate will they represent you in court first.  If your Social Security Disability Income appeal case is denied then your Disability Advocate can represent you before the Appeal Council Review if necessary or help with your case before a Federal Court hearing.

When you request the Appeal Council to review the Administrative Law Judge decision, they will decide if it is necessary to review your case or not to review your case.  It is good to get new relevant medical documents to submit to the Appeal Council Review.

A Disability Advocate may be a Social Security Disability lawyer or simply a professional who helps people with their disability initial claims and appeal case.  However, if your Disability Advocate is an attorney, then he or she may represent you in your Federal Court proceedings.

There are no laws requiring you to utilize a Disability Advocate during the appeal process, but you will find it to your advantage.  By having a Disability Advocate will increase your chances of having your claim accepted on time when you have a competent representation.

Please keep this in mind a Disability Advocate will not charge any out of pocket money.  The Disability Advocate is paid 25% or $6,000 maximum of any Social Security Disability back pay which is issued before you get your back pay money.  So do the math a self-help digital eBook will cost $19.99 and up which is probably better because you can fight your own Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income initial claim or appeal case.  Also, purchasing a Social Security Disability self-help eBook will save you money in the long run too.

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Should I file a new Social Security Disability Claim, instead of appealing a Denial with the Appeal Council? Part 2

The Appeal Council examine all requests for review, however, they can deny a request if the hearing decision was correct. Whenever the Appeal Council make a decision to review your case, and determine your case will be return to an Administrative Law Judge (AlJ) for further review.

If you go beyond your time limit for filing an appeal and cannot get an extension granted.  If this happens then consult with a Social Security Disability Attorney to find out the bests course of action.

However, if your Social Security Disability claim has been denied, then call a Social Security Disability Attorney.  They may figure out what piece of information the Social Security Administration may need in order to review your claim and approve it.  Communicate directly with your physician or other medical professionals, to make sure the SSA forms are filled out to addresses the questions and relevant information about r impairments before your claim can get approved.

Having a Social Security Disability self-help eBook or an attorney can really improve your chances of success at every level of the Social Security Disability claims and appeal process.  It is very important to have an attorney at your hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, having an attorney can save you from having to go through the appeal process in the first place.

When your disability claim has been denied for any reason, does not mean you do not have a legitimate claim or you cannot win your SSDI case.

The best chance you have to work through the appeal process is submitting any new medical evidence you can get that will help Social Security Disability Attorney.  Fighting for your Social Security Disability for several months or even years is worth the back pay when your claim is approved when going through the appeals process.  Do give up.

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Should I file a new Social Security Disability Claim (SSDI), instead of appealing a Denial with the Appeal Council Review? Part 1

The Appeal Council examine all requests for review, however, they can deny a request if the hearing decision was correct.

It is unbelievable and frustrating when you receive the notice that your Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) appeal case has been denied.  Unfortunately, about 70% of the SSDI and SSI claims are denied.  The reason why so many people disability claims are denied is because of not enough substantial medical records, test results.  One of the biggest mistakes made by an applicant is filing a Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is especially when those who do not know the Social Security Administration process and they just file a new claim instead of appealing the denial from the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).

There are a lot of reasons why you should not file a new disability claim under most situations.  By filing a new disability claim will not protect your filing date when you first applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  Meaning you will not receive any back pay that accrued when you submit a new disability claim.

The protective filing date is used to calculate the amount of your back pay due to you when your claim is approved.  After you get approved, you will be paid all of your back pay money and start receiving benefits on your protective claim filing date.  It is a bad idea to start a new claim because it will start the process over again, which means you can miss out on thousands of dollars’ worth of benefits due to adjusting the protective filing date.  Therefore, it is very important to request an Appeal Council Review for the Administrative Law Judge denial decision.

One of the reasons why people file a new claim is because they did not have new medical evidence for the disability Initial Claim, Appeal Case, and Appeal Council Review.  Therefore, it is not necessary to file a new disability claim due to having new medical evidence to be reviewed.  However, it is not worth your while to request an Appeal Council Review if you do not have recent new medical substantial evidence.  When requesting an Appeal Council Review it will allow you to gather more substantial medical evidence to present to the Social Security Administration to determine if you qualify for disability benefits.

To sum it up, you do not gain anything by filing a completely Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income new claim because you will lose a lot of money.

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“How to win your Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) without an Attorney” eBook Quotes Part 2


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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is available to individuals who are disabled and can’t work.
Below are quotes from my Digital eBook “How to win your Social Security Disability without any attorney” to read and learn how it really helps me with my appeal case.  Not only it can help you with your SSDI or SSI appeal case, it can also help you with your initial claim. 

“I started having really bad anxiety and depression, which caused me to avoid my friends and family members. It shut me down from society and I stayed in the house alone 24/7. The depression started to take a toll on me. So I sought out a mental health therapist in November 2014.”

“I could not afford to wait two to three years for a SSDI appeal court date. I did not want to sign all my rights to an SSDI attorney. I wanted to decide my own fate and it paid off for me. Yes, I got approved for my Social Security Disability in August 2015.” 

“If I wait two to three years for a court date, I will be homeless, with no food to eat and no money.”

”Finally, I had substantial evidence to prove my physical disability to the ODAR Office.”

“The moral of my story is to never allow the Office of Disability Adjudication Review (ODAR) office stop or discourage you from winning your Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI). It took me nine months of surfing the internet to gather up bits and pieces of information to help me win my case with an “on the record review.”

“Then I started thinking about getting a job, but I knew my disability would not allow me to walk without pain and I would be setting myself up for failure.”

Now you have a better understanding of the Social Security Administration process through the quotes, you are able to fight your own case by utilizing the steps in the digital eBook “How to win your Social Security Disability without an Attorney.”  All you have to do at this point is to go to the website and purchase the eBook today and start working on your disability initial claim or appeal case.

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