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”.  […]

Why Does Social Security Disability Care About My Past Jobs?

Many of my clients applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) wonder why I ask them about jobs they have performed in the past.  In claims for disability benefits, Social Security evaluates whether they believe you can return to jobs you held in the past. They look at the last […]

Sciatica and Social Security Disability

Sciatica and Social Security Disability. Sciatica can generally be described as radiation of pain from your lower back into your hip, buttocks, and/or lower extremities.  This can result from the sciatic nerve being pinched or compressed.  It is often caused by the degeneration of an intervertebral disc.  The pain from sciatica can vary greatly from […]