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When Do I Find Out Whether I've Won My Social Security Disability Hearing?

May 19, 2012 Comments Off on When Do I Find Out Whether I've Won My Social Security Disability Hearing? by

Question: When do I find out whether I’ve won my Social Security disability hearing? Answer: You probably won’t find out whether you’ve won your Social Security disability hearing until after the day of the hearing. We’ll get the decision later. They’ll mail it out to both you and me at the same time but I […]

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What Goes On At A Social Security Disability Hearing?

May 18, 2012 Comments Off on What Goes On At A Social Security Disability Hearing?

Question: What goes on at a Social Security disability hearing? Answer: I can assure you that what goes on at a Social Security disability hearing is a lot less scarey than you think. There’s no need to be like the lady pictured here. It’s not a math test! You aren’t going to get denied because […]

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How far back will they pay Social Security disability benefits if I am found disabled?

Feb 10, 2011 No Comments

Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits cannot begin until five full months have passed after you became disabled; however, you do not want to wait until five full months of disability have passed before filing for your claim. Some additional information that you might be interested in is that benefits cannot be paid more than one […]

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Can I keep working and file a claim for Social Security disability benefits?

Feb 02, 2011 Comments Off on Can I keep working and file a claim for Social Security disability benefits?

Yes, but if you do much work, you will be denied automatically because of the work. If you are no longer able to work full time and are only able to work part time, go ahead and file a claim for Social Security disability benefits. Social Security will decide whether you are working too much […]

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Who decides if I am disabled?

Jan 19, 2011 No Comments

After you file a Social Security Disability claim, your case is sent to a disability examiner at the Disability Determination Service office in your state. The disability examiner, usually working with a doctor, makes the initial decision on your case. If your claim is denied and you request reconsideration, your case is sent to another […]

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Should I gather medical or other records before filing my claim?

Jan 12, 2011 Comments Off on Should I gather medical or other records before filing my claim?

No. Go ahead and file the claim. Social Security will tell you if they need anything from you. A lot of people waste a lot of time and energy trying to get records that Social Security isn’t even interested in. Don’t delay – go ahead and file to get your claim started. Contact us today […]

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If I apply for Social Security disability benefits and they turn me down, should I give up?

Dec 28, 2010 Comments Off on If I apply for Social Security disability benefits and they turn me down, should I give up?

A claimant’s chances of winning at the Initial level of review are only about 35%. Claimants who ask for and get a hearing on their Social Security disability claim win over 60% of the time. We understand that it can be a confusing process, and we are happy to answer any of your questions.

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