Applying for Disability

Filing an Initial Social Security Disability Application

If your lawyer is willing to file all the paperwork for you, you can save an enormous amount of stress. A lawyer's knowledge and familiarity with the process and the laws means that he/she knows what it takes to win a case. Your lawyer will review the evidence to determine if your case has weaknesses, and can work with you to see if those can be overcome or minimized. He/she can tell you what steps to take to strengthen your claim.

Just following all SSA instructions will not give you the strategy that lawyers can provide.

Should your social security disability claim reach the hearing level, the lawyer's role becomes even more important. Before the hearing, your lawyer can review your file at the social security office, and submit any evidence that they might be missing. This is important because any evidence lacking from your file will not be considered by the administrative law judge when making a decision in your hearing.

A lawyer can Provide Help During Your Social Security Hearing

During the hearing, your lawyer can present an opening and closing statement presenting the strongest points of your case to the judge. The judge may request that your lawyer question you about your disability, in which case your lawyer can let you know ahead of time what he/she will ask. Even if the judge is the one asking you questions, your lawyer can let you know prior to the hearing what sort of questions to expect.

Often there is a medical expert and/or a vocational expert at the hearing. Although they are considered to be independent of the SSA, their opinions regarding your abilities and limitations are oftentimes incomplete or inaccurate. This is where your lawyer will play a crucial role; he/she can dispute the experts' assessments through cross-examination.

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Social Security Categories of Impairments (Also known as "The Blue Book")

Social Security Benefits may be awarded for any of the following disabilities/medical conditions. For more detail, visit the Social Security Administration's website at www.ssa.gov

The Categories of Impairments Cover 14 Bodily Systems:

Musculoskeletal System | Special Senses and Speech | Respiratory System | Cardiovascular System | Digestive System | Genitourinary Impairments | Hematological Disorders | Skin Disorders | Endocrine System | Impairments that Affect Multiple Body Systems | Neurological | Mental Disorders | Malignant Neoplastic Diseases | Immune System Disorders

If you suffer from a disease in any of the categories above, Call us today as you may be eligible for disability benefits. Call 888-240-0714 or fill out the consultation form above for a free case evaluation with no obligation.