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Mar 11, 2019

Common Questions at Social Security Hearings

By |Mar 11, 2019|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on Common Questions at Social Security Hearings

Many applicants lose their initial request for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) benefits. The next step is to appeal the denial to the hearing office for a hearing before an administrative law judge. An experienced Disability lawyer helps prepare the applicant’s case in different ways. The lawyer works with your doctors to properly document […]

Aug 20, 2018

Making a Claim for Social Security Disability

By |Aug 20, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on Making a Claim for Social Security Disability

Making a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits can be a complicated process. We have put together a few short videos for you, to help you understand what SSD is, and what you need to know about collecting benefits.
What Is Social Security Disability?

Social Security Disability is when you’re no longer able to work, […]

Aug 3, 2018

What Are Grid Rules for Ages 55+?

By |Aug 3, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on What Are Grid Rules for Ages 55+?


If you’re over 55 and your past work was either medium or heavy, and now you’re limited to light work, you’ll be found disabled. This includes a whole range of jobs that normally people would be able to do at the light work level. This job includes security jobs, working in fast food: there […]

Jul 11, 2018

How Will I Survive Financially While Waiting for Social Security Disability Benefits to be Approved?

By |Jul 11, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on How Will I Survive Financially While Waiting for Social Security Disability Benefits to be Approved?

One of the challenges of the Social Security Disability Insurance application process is that it is a waiting game—a long waiting game. Given that you have applied for a program that requires you to be too disabled to work to qualify, you might be facing the conundrum of what to do to support yourself […]

Jul 6, 2018

When Should I Get an Attorney for my Social Security Disability Case?

By |Jul 6, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on When Should I Get an Attorney for my Social Security Disability Case?


People often think that you shouldn’t get an attorney in a Social Security Disability case until they’ve been denied either once or twice, and they’re waiting for a hearing. Some attorneys even agree with that, but I don’t. I advocate that you come to us as soon as you think you want to do […]

Jun 29, 2018

What Are Grid Rules for Ages 60+?

By |Jun 29, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on What Are Grid Rules for Ages 60+?


So, if you’re over 60 years of age, and you’re no longer able to perform your past work, there may be many other jobs that physically and mentally you’d be able to perform.

However, given your age, Social Security wants to see that there is very little if any vocational adjustment to the new work. […]

Jun 22, 2018

What Are Grid Rules for Ages 50+?

By |Jun 22, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on What Are Grid Rules for Ages 50+?


If you’re over 50 years of age, and your prior work was either at a light, or a medium, or a heavy exertional level – and, for example, I like to use a security guard as a light work position. You’re on your feet most of the day. Doesn’t involve a lot of lifting, […]

Jun 4, 2018

Am I Allowed to Work While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?

By |Jun 4, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on Am I Allowed to Work While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?

Social Security Disability is an insurance program, in that your “premiums” are withheld from your pay check each pay period. To qualify for Disability benefits, you must have worked five out of the last ten years, be unable to work for 12 months or more due to a disabling condition that is expected to […]

May 25, 2018

What Can I Expect When I File for Disability?

By |May 25, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on What Can I Expect When I File for Disability?

People often ask me, “What’s going to happen now that we’ve filed for the application?” And it goes through several processes. The first is the initial application, which is reviewed by a state agency called DDS: Disability Determination Services. They review it, we send the medical evidence, and they make an initial decision. If […]

May 18, 2018

SSD v. SSI

By |May 18, 2018|Social Security Disability|Comments Off on SSD v. SSI


There are two disability programs that you may be entitled to. The first is Social Security Disability, which is based on your earnings record; what you’ve paid into the system through payroll taxes while you’re working. The second is SSI, which is a needs-based program for people that don’t necessarily qualify for Social Security […]

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