Veteran Health Records Now Available without Delay for Social Security Benefits

Our Mission: Deliver Social Security services that meet the changing needs of Veterans.

 

The Social Security Administration is always finding new ways to provide world-class service to veteransSocial Security Administration now can receive Veterans and eligible family member’s medical records electronically from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by using a Health Information Technology (Health IT) for their Social Security Disability Benefits.

However, SSA receives request close to 15 million medical records from healthcare organizations to make a decision on about three million Social Security disability benefits claims annually.  Which brings Health IT up to speed and power of electronic medical records to the Social Security Disability Benefits determination process.  By obtaining medical records through Health IT SSA can receive medical records in minutes.

The Social Security Administration have added the Veteran Administration to the Department of Defense to more than 50 other Health IT partners, which makes about 7,000 facilities across the United States that provide the SSA with electronic health records.  After the Social Security Administration received medical records electronically, then they speed up claims processing time and reducing manual efforts.  However, Health IT has obtained records for hundreds of thousands of disability claims.

The Social Security Administration goal is to continuously expand the number of healthcare organization and federal agencies to provide electronic health records to the SSA within a safe and secure environment in order to meet the needs to their customers.

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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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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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Who is actually unfit to work? Disability is on the rise in America: Part 7

Did you know job stress can contribute to health problems such as depression, heart disease, and fray nerves? Unfortunately, job strain can cause both emotional health and physical risks. However, finding the source of your stress is very important to start fighting it, but it is easy said than done. Experts found identified certain work situations are likely to make your blood boil. Also, now you have decided if this job worth physical and emotional health at risk is worth stating with your current employer.

Did you know job stress can contribute to health problems such as depression, heart disease, and fray nerves? Unfortunately, job strain can cause both emotional health and physical risks. However, finding the source of your stress is very important to start fighting it, but it is easy said than done. Experts found identified certain work situations are likely to make your blood boil. Also, now you have decided if this job worth physical and emotional health at risk is worth stating with your current employer.

In other words, disability has become an alternate welfare program for people without job skills or a lot of education.  However, Social Security Disability were not created to serve this purpose, the program was designed to get people back on their feet.  Unfortunately, when people go onto disability never go back to work.  Little than 1 percent who is on the disability federal program, workers in 2011 have returned back to the workforce since then, one economist told Chana Joffe-Walt.

After the people leave their workforce, however, they and go on disability qualify for Medicare, which is a government health care program that covers the elderly too.  These people also get disability payments from the government of around $13,000 per year.  This is not enough to survive on after working and collecting a decent pay check.  But on a minimum wage job, you will get paid approximately $15,000 a year that probably does not include health insurance so disability may be a better option for them.

In most cases going on disability mean you will not work, you probably will get the cost-of-living adjustment COLA if the government approve it, and will not receive anything that the working people will get.  For example, get paid every two weeks, income tax return money, 401K, and healthcare benefitsDisability means you will have to depend only on disability payments, and you will be poor for the rest of your life.  So this means about 14 million Americans will have to sign up for disability benefits.  People applying for Social Security Disability is to increase dramatically every day in 2016.

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