Tips and Advice to Win Social Security Disability Benefits

If you remember nothing else remember these SSD and SSI tips

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1.  The first Social Security Disability advice I can give you is to make sure to get as much medical information that is relevant to your claim to Social Security or your lawyer as soon as possible.
2.  Another disability tip is to get Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) forms filled out by your doctors.  These are the forms that will show what your doctor believes your limitations are from your illness or injury.  They are also called Ability to do Work Related Activity forms.  Social Security will make sure they have some from their doctors so make sure you have yours.  Physical RFCs should go to the doctors seeing you for your physical ailments and Mental RFCs should go to your psychiatrist if you have a psychiatric impairment.
3.  My third tip to win disability is to include all of your medical conditions when you apply.  The reason this is important is that Social Security will look at all of your conditions together to see how it limits you.  For example, even though your back may be your biggest medical problem you may have a number of other medical conditions that each by themselves might not be that limiting but in combination with your back may show you to be disabled.  Some ailments commonly left out by people is obesity, asthma, depression, diabetes, migraine headaches, and sleep difficulties.
4.  My fourth disability help tip is if you have an attorney stay in touch with him/her and check on your case every couple of months.  Many lawyers handle large case loads and this will assure your case is up to date.  But don't call every day or week.  Social Security Disability cases can take a long time and an update every couple of months should make sure your case is running smoothly.  If you don't have a lawyer you should call Social Security with the same frequency.
5.  Some more disability advice is if Social Security or your lawyer is having trouble getting medical information from your doctors take it upon yourself to get what is needed.  Doctors are very busy and providing records or filling out forms often takes a back seat to treating patients.  I have found that when a doctor's patient asks the doctors for medicals they usually will provide them pretty quickly.  Also many doctors will want to examine you before they fill out an RFC form.
6.  My sixth tip for help with Social Security Disability is if you are denied appeal ASAP.  There are time limits in which to appeal and if you don't appeal in time you may have to start over and this could cost you both time and past due money.     

Help, Advice and Links for SSD and SSI

The short tips and advice above for SSD and SSI claims is meant to give you just a short list on things that can help you win your Social Security disability claim. However, to truly give yourself the best chance to win your disability case it will require that you research extensively and get the help of a Social Security disability lawyer. Social Security disability law is complex and confusing but I have tried on this website to explain it as simply as possible. This website, in my opinion, is one of the best if not the best place to start your research. Check out what others are saying about the best Social Security disability website on the Web. The Social Security Administration takes a long time to decide your claim so use that time to learn as much as you can and get help if you need it. If you are just starting your exploration into how Social Security works out then the best place to start researching information on Social Security disability is my homepage. If you are looking for more quick tips on how to win your disability claim then you can visit that page. The navigation bar on the left has many other subjects pertaining to SSDI and SSI if you are interested in any of those particular topics. There is also a Social Security disability search page on this website if you're looking for an answer to a particular question. You can also call me at 1-877-527-5529 or e-mail me by clicking on the link to ask a disability lawyer. If you're looking for information on how to apply for Social Security disability you can visit my page which talks about Social Security disability and applying for benefits. If you are confused about what disability program you may be eligible for then visit my page on Social Security disability eligibility requirements.  You will also find lots of information on SSD and SSI at the Social Security Administration website but it helps if you read some information on this website first since the SSA website can be confusing if you do not know exactly what you are looking for. I hope you find this resource helpful and if you take the time to read this website you will be glad you did. 


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This page contains tips and helpful links for winning your Social Security Disability claim whether it be SSI or SSDI (SSD).