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I enthusiastically recommend your review of this distinguished attorney’s web site. I have found his video and other presentations of case strategies and studies for a variety of disabling impairments to be so reliable and easily understood that I have included them them as part of the “homework” I offer to clients soon after application.


Functional-capacity Arguments

Age and Education

How to Win Your Disability Claim Early

Social Security Disability Hearing Questions Which are Always Asked

Can I Bring an Observer with me to my Social Security Disability Hearing?

Why do Vocational Witnesses Appear to Testify at Social Security disability hearings?

Why Do Social Security Judges Ask Hypothetical Questions to Vocational Witnesses at Hearings?

When Should You Consider Amending Your Onset Date

Failed Back Syndrome Social Security Disability Claims


Post Traumatic Stress Disorders


CRPS (formerly RSD)

Crohn’s and Colitis

Vascular Disease Strategy

Winning Strategies for Back Pain Disability Cases

The Evidence that Proves You Are Disabled

The Social Security Administration is tasked with determining whether disability claimants are truly disabled and unable to work. To accomplish this, they primarily use four types of evidence which you will be asked to submit. To improve the likelihood of being granted benefits, make sure you understand the four types of evidence they look for.

Are You Likely to Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Before you commit time and money into applying for Social Security disability benefits, it might be a good idea to find out just how likely you will qualify for those benefits. An experienced SSD attorney can assist you, but for your part, you must answer the following 4 questions to assess your odds for qualification.

Beware of Work Issues that Could Jeopordize your Disability Claim

Your application for Social Security disability benefits could be jeopardized by certain work issues that you should be aware of. Many disability claimants are unaware that applying for a job is likely to get their claim denied, even if they apply for a job that they are completely unable to perform. Learn more about these issues below.

Documenting Your Pain and Symptoms in a Journal

An important aspect of disability hearing is your testimony about your pain and other symptoms. This is crucial evidence that plays heavily into your determination of disability. You might want to keep a written journal every day about your pain and symptoms, because it will difficult to remember specific elements or memories of it when your hearing is in several months.

Proving You Can’t Do a Sedentary Job

Disability claimant who are under age 50 have to meet more stringent standards of physical ability in order to be found disabled than older claimants. In particular, they have to be found unable to perform even basic sedentary jobs, which most people are able to perform. While this is a high standard, it may still be possible to meet it.

Medical Treatments are a Critical Component to a Successful Disability Claim

Although self defeating in more than one way, many claimants make the mistake of neglecting to receive the proper medical care they need. This will have an adverse affect on their SSD case as well as their health, since their lawyers will be deprived of fresh and detailed medical records that are evidence of disability.

Are You Likely to Qualify for Disability?

Understanding whether you are are likely to qualify for social security disability benefits is an important first step in preparing your claim. Here are four questions you can use to assess your likelihood of qualifying for benefits.

Reasons for a Claim Denial

When applying for disability benefits, you should prepare for initial disappointment: almost two-third of claims are denied initially. But don’t despair, because the majority of claimants who file appeals are eventually approved for benefits. You want to make sure your claim is as free from error as possible. This video shows some of the common reasons for denial.