Things You Can Do to Help in Your Social Security Disability Claim

There are things you can do that may enhance your ability to win your Social Security disability claim.  If you are just sitting back hoping the Social Security Administration (SSA) is going to find you disabled, you may be in for an unfavorable outcome.  You should be proactive in your claim and if you need […]

Receiving Social Security Disability if You Have Difficulty Standing

Receiving Social Security disability if you have difficulty standing. If you are experiencing problems standing, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. There may be a variety of reasons that impact your ability to stand.  These can include back pain, knee pain, foot pain, lower extremity swelling, and many other reasons.  When the […]

Does Bipolar Disorder Qualify Me for Social Security Disability?

Have you filed an application for Social Security Disability due to Bipolar Disorder?  If you have applied, or you are thinking about applying, there are things you should know about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) will examine your claim for disability.  Mental health claims can be difficult to prove compared to physical disability claims. […]

How will the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Affect my Social Security Disability Claim?

How will the Coronavirus (COVID-19) affect my Social Security disability claim? The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted many aspects of our lives and the Social Security disability claims process is no exception.  With the closing of the Social Security Administration (SSA)’s field and hearing offices, and with staff working from home, there have been changes in […]

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”.  […]

Can I receive social security disability if I cannot sit for long?

Can I receive Social Security disability if I cannot sit for long?  The Social Security Administration (SSA) looks at a variety of things when determining if you can work, and the length of time you are able to sit is one such limitation.  The SSA classifies occupations into several different exertional levels, and a sedentary […]

Can I Receive Social Security Disability If I Have Panic Attacks?

Can I receive Social Security Disability if I have panic attacks?  Many of my clients diagnosed with an Anxiety-Related Disorder have panic attacks.  Due to the severity, frequency, and unexpected onset of a panic attack, it may be difficult or even impossible to secure and maintain a full-time job.  If you find that you still […]