Diabetic Neuropathy and Social Security Disability

Diabetic neuropathy and Social Security disability. If you suffer from diabetes mellitus, you are probably all too familiar with the various disabling symptoms caused by this disease.  One such complication is neuropathy of the extremities.  Diabetic neuropathy is a type of damage that can affect the nerves throughout your body.  This commonly occurs in the […]

Key Considerations for the Evaluation of an Initial Social Security Disability Denial Letter

Key considerations for the evaluation of an initial Social Security disability denial letter. For a disability claimant, there is nothing more frustrating than receiving that initial denial letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA) after applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  Despite this frustration, it is important for a […]

Medical Treatment Updates and Your Disability Claim: How an Attorney Can Help

Medical treatment updates and your disability claim: how an attorney can help. When evaluating a disability claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security will closely evaluate a claimant’s medical evidence to determine whether he/she meets its guidelines.  It is the claimant’s duty to keep Social Security informed of […]

The Importance of A Representative Brief for Your Social Security Disability Hearing

The importance of a representative brief for your Social Security disability hearing. A representative brief can be a very valuable tool for your Social Security Disability Hearing.  Our office submits a representative brief for a client prior to his/her hearing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) before an Administrative Law […]

How Much Will My Social Security Disability Payment Be?

How much will my Social Security disability payment be? The amount of monthly Social Security disability payments can vary greatly from person to person.  There are two distinct disability programs that pay monthly benefits.  Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program where workers who pay federal taxes may be entitled to payments if they […]

Attending College While Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Attending college while applying for Social Security disability benefits. You or someone you know may be applying for Social Security disability benefits while attending college. People living with disabilities may attend college for several reasons. You may want to try to learn new skills to find employment consistent with your limitations, or you may want […]

Be Careful of What You Do and Say at Your Social Security Disability Examination

Be careful of what you do and say at your Social Security disability examination.  There is a high probability you will be asked to attend a physical and/or mental examination for the Social Security Administration (SSA) when you apply for Social Security disability.  These examinations are called Consultative Exams, commonly referred to as a “CE”.  […]

The Social Security Administration’s Five Step Process

Curious as to how the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes their decision on whether a claimant is disabled or not?  The SSA uses a five-step process, called the “sequential evaluation process,” to evaluate whether claimants’ disabilities are severe enough to prevent them from working.  The steps of the process are as follows: Are you working? Yes: If […]