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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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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Congressional Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham Escorted from Albuquerque’s Social Security Office: Part 2

 

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They asked Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham to leave the Albuquerque’s Social Security Office building.  After a few more minutes the officers booted Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham from the building by escorting her and the 90-year-old woman out and then held a conversation with her.

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham said it was done purposefully and deliberately.

However, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham spent her last day trying to get a reason why they treated her and the 90-year-old woman in that manner from the Federal Protective Services, A division of the Department of Homeland Security, and the Social Security Administration, with no luck of getting an explanation.

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham took action on Twitter after the incident occurred and started to blast the departments she contacted for an explanation of the treatment they received.

Just think if they treated Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham in that manner, imagine how they treat every single beneficiary that comes into the Albuquerque’s Social Security Office.

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan-Grisham vowed that the fight is not over yet because she is going to file formal complaints against the Albuquerque’s Social Security Office and would like a full investigation and explanation of the incident occurred from the Office of the Inspector General completed ASAP.

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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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Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Recruit and Hire People with Disabilities for Competitive Career Opportunities: Part 3

Some people with disabilities may need reasonable accommodations to do a particular job position. The US Department of Justice stated a reasonable accommodation is an adjustment or modification to a work environment or job will allow an employee with a disability to participate or qualified applicant in the application process or to perform essential job functions. For example, if your employer is not made aware of your disability, they have no legal obligation to provide you with any reasonable accommodation. If you need an accommodation to perform a job or apply for one, you need to inform them about your disability at the time of your interview and on the job application.

Some people with disabilities may need reasonable accommodations to do a particular job position. The US Department of Justice stated a reasonable accommodation is an adjustment or modification to a work environment or job will allow an employee with a disability to participate or qualified applicant in the application process or to perform essential job functions. For example, if your employer is not made aware of your disability, they have no legal obligation to provide you with any reasonable accommodation. If you need an accommodation to perform a job or apply for one, you need to inform them about your disability at the time of your interview and on the job application.

Initiative Carrers2B is a moderation program designed for people with lack of work experience barrier which align premature career professionals with disabilities and companies who sponsor a 12 month period that will help increase participants at a level of professional experience and people more marketable…

Recruitment and Screening Procedures review candidate’s ability to meet the job position requirements, organizational skills fit, making sure people with disabilities is ready for the workplace, for example, work ethics and attitude

High Test Accessible Technology Solutions experts are on hand to make sure accessible to all users technology, web applications, training documentation, and business processes are available to all people with disabilities

Disability Employment Training and Strategy experience will help implement a clear effective strategy for hiring and managing people with disabilities

Bender’s Consulting Services Partnership

Bender Consulting Services partners with many employers such as governmental agencies, colleges, and other businesses to matchup experienced job candidates with disabilities for exciting wonderful career opportunities.

Competitive Jobs Mean Independence and Freedom

Hiring decision is based on people’s experience and professionalism not their disability at Bender Consulting Services, Inc.  At Bender Consulting Services, Inc. has competitive employment means independence and freedom for the lives of people with disabilities.  Freedom and independence will make a difference in a financial decision that will affect people’s quality of life, for example, saving money for a rainy day, going on vacations, buying a car, rent or purchase a home.  It is the only way of obtaining and keeping competitive employment that way a person can live independently with freedom.

At Bender Consulting Services, Inc., is retained by federal agencies and corporation to assist them in meeting their diversity recruitment strategy for employment for people with disabilities.  The reason why Bender Consulting Services, Inc., partner with employers is to assist them in finding candidates with disabilities who match the qualifications and experience of positions they are seeking to fill by, screening, matching candidates who have experience and talent for the requested skills of the job positionBender gets competitive employment opportunities in a various career in training locations throughout the United States.

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Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Recruit and Hire People with Disabilities for Competitive Career Opportunities: Part 2

It is very difficult for people with a disability to get a job due to health care benefits costing employers a lot of money. For many people living with a disability, finding, and securing a long-term job can be impossible. Unfortunately, if employers does not increase hiring people with disabilities and accommodate them, then they will remain on Social Security Disability for life.

It is very difficult for people with a disability to get a job due to health care benefits costing employers a lot of money. For many people living with a disability, finding, and securing a long-term job can be impossible. Unfortunately, if employers does not increase hiring people with disabilities and accommodate them, then they will remain on Social Security Disability for life.

Joyce Bender, CEO, of Bender Consulting Services, Inc., said she is a business woman with disabilities herself, so she understands it is very important to hire an employee that will bring a work value for a company.  Unfortunately, in August 2014, the unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities was twice more than people without disabilitiesBender Consulting Services, Inc., have a partner with companies to help assist them in reaching into this historically skilled, reliable early career profession to recruit and hire resources, and a labor pool of eager that best meet the needs of their company.

While working with Bender Consulting Services, Inc., to achieve their disability recruitment strategies, meet newly enforced regulations issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs about hiring people with disabilities and veterans (Section 503 and VERRA), and hiring individuals with disabilities is a sound business decision.  Bender Services, Inc., will show you their commitment to additional diversity helps companies be competitive on delivering innovative solutions to stockholders, constituencies or clients they serve.

Bender’s Virtual Career Fairs for People with Disabilities can connect to employers and job seekers with disabilities can use the home or office computers to log on CareerEco’s virtual platform.  To look for a job or applicant in the comfort of their office or homes…

Bender’s Disability Workplace Mentoring Services and Recruitment are based 20 years of hiring people with disabilities for private and federal customers, screening, and recruiting.  When Bender starts the disability employment expertise program, an employee from the Bender Management Team started appealing in workplace mentoring and professional development with an employee during an employment contract assignment during the first initial months for people with disabilities for direct hire position…

Bender’s Careers2B Initiative is a moderation program designed for people with lack of work experience barrier which align premature career professionals with disabilities and companies…

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Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Recruit and Hire People with Disabilities for Competitive Career Opportunities: Part 1

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Those with disabilities who work earn 37% less on an average with a high school education than their peers without disabilities; however, in some states it is even a wider gap.or example, Goodwill Industries is a multibillion-dollar company who executives make a six-figure salary is among the nonprofit organizations is allowed to pay thousands of disabled workers below minimum wage due to the federal law is known as Section 14 (c).

About Bender Consulting Services, Inc.

At Bender Consulting Services, Inc., their mission is to recruit and hire people with disabilities for competitive employment opportunities for the private and public sectors.

As the economy continuing to grow and recover, employment numbers are increasing, for an overwhelming 13 million Americans with Disabilities still are unemployed. Because of Bender Consulting Services, Inc., has solved the critical business and critical issues are provided by employers with a qualified talent that given well-experience people with disabilities a chance to display their abilities to have solid careers since 1995. To this day, Bender Consulting Services, Inc., have placed people with disabilities in major companies such as many Federal Agencies, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Anthem, Inc., Highmark, and Bayer Corporation. These people have expertise experience in finance/accounting, biology, mathematics, information technology, human resources, engineering and other professional areas.

Bender Consulting Services, Inc., headquarter is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has a strong presence in Canada and across the United States through their sister company called Bender Consulting Services of Canada.

People with Disabilities

As the new world accelerate up with opportunities have a career presents. There are competitive jobs will help individuals with disabilities reach new levels of unheard rewards such as personal independence, the benefit of a car, improved self-worth, new apartment, feel equal, and go on vacations. In order for people with disabilities can make the first move towards freedom and happiness.

Bender Consulting Services, Inc.

Bender Consulting Services, Inc., is a national leader in employment for individuals with disabilities. They specialize in joining private and public sector employers with experienced employees with disabilities in support of their disability recruitment initiatives. Bender Consulting Services, Inc., have a lot of experience in workplace mentoring of individuals with disabilities, disability employment strategy, and training, recruitment, and hiring.

The CEO, Joyce Bender, is an expert in disability employment for over 30 years of recruitment, executive search, and experience in employment.

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