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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“How to win your Social Security Disability without an Attorney” eBook Quotes Part 1

social security disabilityDisability Planner: How You Qualify For Social Security Disability

To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Then you must have a medical condition that …

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 Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income appeal case, it can also help you with your initial claim.

“The attorney told me his firm has so many SSD back log cases that they are unable to win in court for their clients. That’s the reason I did not hire an attorney that would take 25% of my back pay and decide my fate.”

“Some attorneys have so many clients that there is no way they can keep up with all of them. For example, I called an out of town attorney to asked him what is a Decision Writers position at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). He did not have a clue what I was talking about.” 

“The case manager I had was lazy and he did not volunteer what information and documents I would need in order to get approved.”

“After my little interview was over, the healthcare professional appointed by the Social Security Office, told me to go in the bathroom to wash my face and said goodbye to me.”

“And some attorneys do not inform you that you need to fax or mail all medical notes from your Primary Care Physician (PCP) and Specialists to them or the Social Security Disability Office.”

Some attorneys do not answer your phone calls, emails or give you an update on your case, and tell you what documents you may need for substantial evidence to prove you are indeed disabled and can no longer work.”

Now you have a better understanding of the SSD 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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Deciding if you want to Represent Yourself for Your Social Security Disability Appeal Case: Part 4

Judge, how long will it take to get a written decision in the mail? I do not know, just go home and watch out for the mailman.

Judge, how long will it take to get a written decision in the mail? I do not know, just go home and watch out for the mailman.

Please keep this in mind provide Social Security Administration with as much relevant medical evidence documents as possible.

How to Prepare for a Disability Hearing:  Some disability claims are approved at the hearing level.  A hearing is carried out in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who will review the medical evidence you submitted, and listen to your disability argument.

The Administrative Law Judge will question you about your medical condition and may be asked to clarify the questions about your medical records.  At the hearing, there will be a vocational expert (VE) at the hearing.  A vocational expert is a person who is experienced to give him or her opinion about the types of job you can or cannot work due to your physical and mental limitations.  The Administrative Law Judge will take the vocational expert opinion on whether you are unable or able to work.

At the hearing, you must be ready to explain any inconsistencies you may have in your medical records.  Also, you must be prepared to cross-examine the vocational expert if he or she testifies you are able to work.

The Appeals Council and Federal Appeals:  If the Administrative Law Judge denies your claim by mistake, then you can request the Appeals Council (AC) to review the judge decision, however, the Appeal Council is not required to review the decision if they  think it is not necessary.  If the Appeal Council denied your claim or refuse to review the Administrative Law Judge decision then you can appeal your case to the federal district court.  Unfortunately the Social Security Administration will not help you with the federal appeal, however, please follow all of the court rules carefully, if you do not then your complaint will be dismissed.  This is where it make sense to hire a disability attorney for the Appeal Council or federal court hearing.

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Deciding if you want to Represent Yourself for Your Social Security Disability Appeal Case: Part 3

The Social Security Disability determination process. Many Social Security Disability initial claims are processed through a network of local Social Security Administration (SSA) field offices and State agencies are usually called Disability Determination Services or (DDSs).

The Social Security Disability determination process. Many Social Security Disability initial claims are processed through a network of local Social Security Administration (SSA) field offices and State agencies are usually called Disability Determination Services or (DDSs).

Recognized Other Ways to Getting Approved for SSDI or SSI

There are other ways to win your claim even if you are unable to get approved under a blue book listing. Below are some examples:

The Grids: Are a series of tables that helps Social Security to find out if an applicant is disabled or not disabled is determine by an applicant’s education, the skill level of their work history, person’s physical residual functional capacity, and age. The only time when Social Security used the grids is when an applicant is unable to do their past work, however, it is useful for getting older claimants approved for their disability benefits.

The combination of Impairments: Many claimants have more than one disability that prevents them from working. If this applies to you, then the Social Security Administration will consider the combined effects to all of your medical conditions on your ability to work or not. The Social Security Administration will review your RFC report in your file to determine if you can still work.

The combination of non-exertional and exertional limitations: An exertional limitation is an affects your ability to do the physical job requirements like carrying, lifting, standing, and sitting. Non-exertional limitations have an affect your ability to do mental and emotional requirements of a job by getting along with your boss, co-workers, and following directions. If your medical condition has both non-exertional and exertional impairments, then Social Security Administration will combine both effects on your ability to work a job. The more disability limitations a claimant has, it is most likely they will get approved.

Please keep this in mind provide Social Security Administration with as much relevant medical evidence documents as possible….

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Deciding if you want to Represent Yourself for Your Social Security Disability Appeal Case: Part 2

Purchase the Self-Help E-Book “How to win your Social Security Disability or SSI Case without an Attorney” to speed up your claim.

Purchase the Self-Help E-Book “How to win your Social Security Disability or SSI Case without an Attorney” to speed up your claim.

All of your medical providers such as physician, specialist, physical therapy psychiatric, and mental health counselor, however, you can request these documents from them after you sign a release formSome medical providers charge a fee for gathering your medical records and copying.  Most of the time medical providers will not charge you a fee for medical records but will charge an attorney for them.  That’s why attorneys have their clients to request medical records and test results documents.  In some states, they have laws what fee can be charged to obtain your copies of your medical records, or prohibit physicians from charging a fee for records for disability cases.  Therefore, when requesting your medical documents or test results, inform them this is a Social Security Disability appeal case that way most likely you will not be charged for them.

Only submit relevant medical records that are going to help you’re your disability approved for your case.  For example, if your claim is having back problems that cause you unable to work then do not submit medical records for an ophthalmologist or an oral surgeon.  Below are some examples of medical records you might need to submit it depends on what is the reason of your disability claim:

  • all medical emergency room documents
  • medical discharge summaries documents from hospitalizations
  • MRI reports documents, X-ray pictures, and CT Scan documents
  • all lab reports test documents
  • all biopsy result in documents
  • surgical  summary documents
  • physician office visitors notes
  • list of medication with dosages prescribe by your doctor and if there any side effects.  You can get a list of medication from your pharmacy too
  • psychiatrist or therapist treatment documents
  • occupational or physical therapy documents, and
  • school records from the last grade you completed and I.Q. tests.

This is very important, make sure the Social Security Administration have all providers…

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Deciding if you want to Represent Yourself for Your Social Security Disability Appeal Case: Part 1

Answer all the questions on the Social Security Administration Chart to see if you eligible for your disability.

Answer all the questions on the Social Security Administration Chart to see if you eligible for your disability.

Here are some things you should know and need if you want to be brave enough to represent yourself for the Social Security Disability process without disability lawyer.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) does not require you to hire an attorney because statistics show you are more likely to get approved if you are represented but that is not always the case. Therefore, if you decide to represent yourself then there are some important things you should know about the process first.

Don’t Miss the Appeal Filing Deadlines

First, make sure you meet all deadlines for filing your request for reconsideration or request an appeal court hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Usually, the SSA only give you 60 days to file an appeal after you receive a denial notice. Unfortunately, if you miss the deadline, then you will need a good reason why you missed the deadline. If the SSA make a decision you do not have a good reason for not filling the appeal in 60 days then you will have to start the process all over again.

Give the SSA Complete Recent Medical Records

One of the biggest reason why claimants are denied is due to failing to submit all their medical records, and test results in order for them to prove their disability claim. However, the Social Security Administration is supposed to obtain the medical records and test results, unfortunately, you cannot depend on SSA to make sure the file is completed. Which means you will have to review the Social Security Administration’s file to make sure they have all you medical records and test results in order for them to have relevant evidence.

All of you medical providers such as you physician, specialist, physical therapy,…

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