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How to Cross Examine a Social Security Vocational Expert

I see this question a lot: How to cross-examine a Social Security Vocational Expert? Especially when the claimant decided to go to a hearing without an attorney. The main reason I tell my readers to hire an attorney is because of how tricky it can be to cross-examine a vocational expert (let’s call him “VE“- and …

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5 Best Books for Filing Your Social Security Disability claim (2)

5 Best Books About Filing for Social Security Disability

I’ve been meaning to write this post on the 5 best books about filing Social Security Disability for a while. A lot of claimants start the process of filing for disability by either searching online or by reading books about filing. The amount of information can be overwhelming. And even with all this information, claimants …

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how to win your social security disability with an invisible illness

How to Win Social Security With An Invisible Illness

Winning a Social Security disability claim for an invisible illness is difficult but not impossible. These illnesses require a little bit more work since they don’t always show up in films (Xrays, MRIs, etc). They also rely mostly on “self-reported” symptoms. This means that the judge has to believe you without a lot of proof …

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Is It Time to Get Rid of Doctor X to Win Social Security?

A doctor can make or break a disability claim. If you read my post about the importance of medical records you will understand that without “good quality” medical records you simply cannot win your disability claim. Now, let’s talk about an issue I come across very frequently and that it’s really important to bring it up. …

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How to Win a Social Security Claim Due to a Mental Illness

Winning a disability claim due to a Mental Illness takes skills. A lot of skills. Not just from the attorney representing you but also the medical professionals in charge of your treatment. A doctor learns what it takes to treat patients and tries his best to control a person’s mental illness. At times, the treatment …

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Did your doctor get the joke_ Simple ways to hurt your Social Security Disability Claim (1)

Did Your Doctor Get The Joke? Simple Ways to Hurt Your Claim

You may be wondering: how can a joke hurt my disability claim? Is this a joke? Unfortunately, this is not a joke. The reality is: What You Say To Your Doctor Can And Will Be Used Against You If you read my previous post about Social Media you will remember my warning that anything you say/post can and will …

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4 Proven Reasons Disability Claims Are Denied

Before we start, I want you to know that there are many reasons disability claims are denied. Today, I will show you the 4 most common reasons disability claims are denied. I will give you the short list and then I will explain each one. That way you can process the information a little easier …

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How to Fix Your Medical Treatment and Win Social SecurityLTD (1)

How to Fix Your Medical Treatment and Win Social Security/LTD

We talked a lot about medical treatment and medical records in our post about the 15 reasons people get denied Social Security. Today we are going to talk about medical treatments and why they are so important. We will also talk about why your medical treatment may be the real reason your claim was denied. Your …

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Medical Records and why they matter in a Social Security Disability Claim (1)

Medical Records and Why they matter in a Social Security Claim

Your medical records are a vital part of your disability claim. Without them, you have nothing! I mean, NOTHING. In part 1 of the 15 reasons people get denied disability, we talked about how 90% of cases are denied “just because… ” (well, they kinda hope you give up and go away) Today we will talk …

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Why You Should Immediately Appeal Your Social Security Disability Denial

We recently talked about the 15 reasons people get denied disability. Today, we will explore the first reason claimants get a disability denial. 90% of cases are denied on the first attempt! So what should you do if you get a disability denial? Appeal the case. Don’t even think about it. Don’t even cry about …

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