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This is the ultimate Social
Security Disability web site.
The purpose of this site is to provide free SSDI and
SSI information. I provide information all in one place that you will have a hard time finding on the Internet
anywhere. This site should help those who are contemplating applying for Social Security Disability or Supplemental
Security Income and those individuals who have already applied for Social Security Disability benefits, no matter
what stage they are at in the process. The information in this site should be used as a helpful guide to the Social Security Disability process. It will also provide information on how to win your disability claim. If you have any questions that are
not answered in this site or want a free consultation feel free to e-mail me. I will try to answer any questions you might have about Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security
Income (SSI). This site is the best place to go for free Social Security Disability information. If you read
this site you will know how to apply for disability benefits and how to win SSDI (SSD) and SSI. In addition
to this site, available to you are other sites which can further help you in your claim for benefits.
a dime a dozen and we caution you to be careful when choosing which ones to utilize. There are many web sites out there that
are very good. We caution you to be careful of websites where the identity of the firm or author is hidden.
They are solely to generate clients. They offer only enough information to confuse you or convince you that you need
a lawyer. Other sites are constructed by individuals who have never handled a Social Security Disability claim
nor ever intend to. They are marketing people who are looking to sell leads to lawyers. In fact, there are some
websites out there using titles similar to mine don't be fooled. Here you will find Social Security Disability
information, answers and advice on how to apply, am i disabled, how to appeal and how to win SSD, SSDI, and SSI.
I do not hide who I am on this site and I will try to answer any questions you may have but I will
not pressure anyone to retain me as their lawyer. My sincere hope is that the information in this disability guide is
helpful to anyone seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). I will try to update
the information in this site as often as possible including an almost daily blog. In addition to the Blog on this site
please visit my other Social Security disability Blog for more SSDI and SSI tips. So be sure to bookmark this site for the latest news. This is a free disability
guide and will help with Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security claims. Please note that it is my
intention to provide accurate and up to date information on this site and I make great effort to do this. However, the
information on this site is not guaranteed and no lawyer client relationship exist. This site is not a substitute for
consultation with a lawyer.
How to Use this site. If you are new to
the process of Social Security Disability I recommend you start be reading the disability process. This page will give you an overview of how your claim is processed and what procedural steps you have to take.
To understand how SSA determines if you are disabled you should read the page "am I disabled?". After you read this page you should follow the different links to get a better understanding of what it
takes to prove your disability. I also strongly suggest you read "how to win" and "key to SSDI and SSI". There is a lot more information on this site but this should give you a good starting point to help your claim.
I provide this free information on Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security
Income so that everyone who is disabled has the tools they need to win disability. If you need tips on how to win
your SSDI or SSI claim continue to read this site and bookmark it so you can come back and use it as a reference while you
take on the Social Security Disability process.
Here is what one person had to say about my website "Thanks for the site, absolutely a "Bible"
for all who have fear, doubt or lack of knowledge." Christopher. To see what other have said
about this website read the website testimonials on the page called "Best Social Security Disability Website".
If you need a lawyer for your Social Security Disability or SSI claim or just want to ask a few questions you can also
call me at 1-877-527-5529 and ask for Karl. Or you can click on the following link and fill out the
form if you prefer a local lawyer note that on form.
Whether you are represented by an attorney or not take it upon yourself to learn as
much about the Social Security disability process as you can. You have already taken the initiative by researching on-line and reading this site.
I also recommend that you visit the Social Security Administration's web site. It is a bit confusing but can be
a great resource for your claim for benefits.
If you choose to get your benefits without an attorney, this guide will help you learn the process used to determine if one
is disabled. This is not a complete site about Social Security and should not be considered legal advice.
You should also use the SSA's website in conjunction with this site. This will increase your chances of giving your
case the best chance to win your benefits. Remember the law in these cases is confusing and convoluted.
Statistics show that those claimants that are represented by an attorney are more likely
to win their claim for benefits than those who are not. In my opinion, the reason for this is because the lawyers
that handle Social Security Disability claims have a better understanding of how the Social Security Administration decides your case and they develop your case accordingly.
Remember this web site
is my attempt to give you the tools you need to win your SSDI or SSI benefits with or without a lawyer. If you decide you need a lawyer for your disability case or just want/need
to ask some questions, feel free to contact me. I also offer a free case evaluation for Social Security Disability and Supplemental
This site is full of free information and practical advice
on Social Security Disability. If you study this site you can learn the following: How to apply for Social Security Disability. What is the process by which SSA determines if you are disabled. How to win SSDI or SSI. What are the GRID rules? What you can expect and how to handle a Social Security Disability hearing. What are the medical listing of impairments? Do I need a lawyer for my disability claim. The definitions of common terms used. Helpful tips to help win your disability claim. What are Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) forms and why are they so important? What does your past work have to do with disability? What is
child's SSI? How to win Child's SSI. What is the difference between Social Security Disability and
SSI? What are the most important things to know and do when trying to get benefits. Are you disabled? What is an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and what is his or her role in the process? What is the Appeals
Council? What can you do to help your Social Security Disability or SSI claim. How to get Social Security Disability
I wish you good luck with your claim and further encourage you
to finish reading this site.
If you are disabled and applying for Social Security Disability do not be lured into filing for an illegitimate EITC (earned
income tax credit); it is a criminal act that could very well be caught by the IRS and will damage your SSDI claim as well.
This is explained below by Tracey Cahn, Esq. who is a member of my disability law firm of Kazmierczak &
The earned income tax credit, or EITC, offers a tax refund for low wage workers. It is
so generously written, a worker with no tax liability can get a refund. However, if you are disabled, and have not actually
earned income, STAY AWAY FROM IT.
Over the last 10 years that I have been practicing Social Security disability
law, I have run into three brick walls caused by the EITC being used illegitimately. All three of the claimants involved
were extremely poor, and had been on welfare and like services for years. Each of the three had a “friend/tax
professional” prepare their taxes. In each case, the “friend/tax professional” had advised the claimant
to take advantage of the EITC; and each claimant signed a tax return reflecting income of $3,000 to $7,000.
I will explain what happened in one such case. Because the ALJ had only just obtained a recent run of her earnings,
I had no advance warning that her tax record reflected an additional $6,000 in self-employment income, after expenses.
The judge asked my claimant about her earnings in 2010. She stated what I knew to be the truth; after
her medical condition had kept her out of work for eight (8) months, she made an unsuccessful work attempt. She began
working in July 2010 and within two (2) months, she suffered a seizure and heart failure, and has not worked since.
The Judge acknowledged this but then went on to ask about her self-employment income. She denied having any.
The Judge asked her about the $6,000 stated to be earned as self-employment. She said that that was a mistake; she never
earned that money. The Judge said he had gotten this information from the IRS, and asked whether that income was reflected
on her 2010 tax return. She then stated that the tax return had been prepared by her “friend”, a new tax
professional, and she had told her to sign the return because she would get money back. The Judge was stuck, and the
claimant and I were stuck.
My argument to the judge was going to be that the claimant’s summer 2010
work should be considered a failed work attempt, and she should be found disabled as of her alleged onset date in November
of 2009. Based on her medical records, and her actual work experience, this was a reasonable argument. However,
this “$6,000” is now throwing a monkey wrench into it. The claimant’s credibility is tainted by this
As it is, I have spoken with the Judge at length. He is a merciful fellow and I believe he
will support a favorable finding, but instead of November of 2009, he may well only grant benefits as of the end of August
2010. Thus, her hope of getting a $2,000 refund, likely has cost her 10 months of Social Security benefits. She
never did receive the “refund” and even if she had, the loss of 10 months of Social Security disability benefits
is worth far more than the anticipated refund. Before following advice from a “friend/tax professional”
on getting an EITC consider the possibility of criminal charges for fraudulent statements to the IRS and the affect it
will have on your credibility in a Social Security Disability claim.
We have attempted to provide up to date and accurate information, however the information in this site is not guaranteed.
No attorney client relationship exist. The information in this site is not a substitute for consultation with a qualified
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