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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 Survive Financially when waiting for Social Security Disability benefits

How to Survive Financially When Applying for Social Security Disability

One of the questions my clients ask me the most is: “How to survive financially when applying for Social Security Disability?” This is usually a tough question because in most cases the claimant is unable to work. Or at least, unable to work full time. And Social Security tends to deny benefits if the claimant …

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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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how to start to file for social security disability claim (1)

How To Start When You Need to File for Social Security Disability

When claimants want to file for Social Security most are hesitant to start the process because they simply don’t know where to start. A lot of people begin with the internet to find some basic information and that’s where the confusion begins. While Social Security’s official website is very informative, it still doesn’t offer the …

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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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