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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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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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4 Myths and Realities of a Social Security Claim

4 Myths and Realities of a Social Security Claim

There are many myths and realities in a Social Security claim. Most are learned from non-attorney friends and family. And most of them either heard from someone else or had their own unique experience in their claim. Listening to other people’s experiences can give you a glimpse of what you could expect in your own …

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Residual Functional Capacity Report to win Social Security Disability

How to Use a Residual Functional Capacity Report to Win Social Security

When filing for Social Security Disability you must prove that you are not capable of working in any capacity. The best way to accomplish that is by submitting a Residual Functional Capacity Report completed by your doctor. Of course, if you read my previous posts you already know that medical records are key to winning your claim. …

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Why you should never trust Social Security Doctors

Why You Should Never Trust Social Security Doctors

Never trust Social Security doctors. Pure and simple, you should always keep that in mind. There are many reasons why you should never trust Social Security doctors For starters: These doctors are not your friend, even if they say you are disabled. They have limited resources to really examine you. If you think they are …

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Social Security Disability Back Benefit Calculation

Understanding How The Social Security Disability Back Benefit Works

If you are in the process of getting paid your Social Security Disability benefits, you are probably asking yourself how does the “back benefit” or “back pay” works. First, let me go over what a “back Benefit” is if this is the first time you are hearing this term: Back Benefits (or back pay) is …

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The Social Security disability Hearing. Nifty Hearing Checklist included

The Social Security Hearing: Best Ways to Argue Your Case

The Social Security hearing is probably the most stressful part of the claim for most people. To start, it’s probably the first time the person is in front of a judge. Claimants have these expectations about the place, how a judge will call you and how the judge will address the impairments. The list goes …

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Digestive Disorders and How to Convince a Social Security Judge You Are Disabled

Digestive Disorders and How to Convince a Judge You Are Disabled

To the outside world, digestive disorders carry with them the idea that it’s temporary. All you have to do is go to the bathroom and all is well.   This post contains affiliate links. I may make a commission from any purchases you make through these links without any extra cost to you. This is …

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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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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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