Category Archives: SSDI General Information

Beware of Scammers Offering to Help With Social Security Disability Applications

When a stranger calls you and offers to help you with your Social Security Disability Application, you should be skeptical, very skeptical.

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4 Common Ways Social Security Disability Claims Get Denied When They Could Be Approved – Part 4

This final post addresses a simple concept that surprises many claimants:

Claims are often denied because the claimant does not have sufficient evidence to prove his or her impairment.

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4 Common Ways Social Security Disability Claims Get Denied When They Could Be Approved – Part 3

Claims are frequently denied because the claimant’s allegations of pain are not properly evaluated.

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4 Common Ways Social Security Disability Claims Get Denied When They Could Be Approved — Part 1

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The #1 way that a claim gets denied when it could be approved is:

The claimant’s residual functional capacity (RFC) gets overestimated.

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4 Common Ways Social Security Disability Claims Get Denied When They Could Be Approved – Part 2

Claims are frequently denied because the judge determines that the claimant’s impairment is “not severe”.

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Celebrate National my Social Security Week:  Create a Free Account!

National my Social Security week is April 4 – 13, 2016.  For more than 80 years, Social Security has helped secure today and tomorrow with information, tools and resources to meet their customers’ changing needs and lifestyles.  This week, celebrate their new service my Social Security by creating a free account!

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What are the odds of winning my Social Security Disability Insurance claim?

With March Madness in the air, I thought it might be a good time to talk about the odds of winning a Social Security Disability Insurance claim.

Here is the 2015 version of a chart published each year by the government that shows how many cases were approved, denied or dismissed at each level of the administrative process in 2015.

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Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance:  5 Frequently Asked Questions

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If you’re thinking about applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, you probably have a lot of questions.  So, here are answers to five frequently asked questions about the application process from a Southern Illinois Disability attorney.

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I Just Filed My Social Security Disability Insurance Claim.  What Happens Now?

Starting a Social Security Disability Insurance Claim or a Supplemental Security Income claim is a bit like getting on a ride at an amusement park.  It goes through dark tunnels, then through bright spaces, then through dark areas again.  You know you’re on the ride, but you don’t know what is coming up around the next bend.

Here are some questions my staff and I hear frequently in my practice as a Southern Illinois Social Security Disability representative:

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What Should You do if a Stranger Calls After You File a Social Security Disability Insurance Claim?

Here’s a real story told to me by one of my clients:

“About four days after I had filed for disability, before I contacted the Bailey Law Firm to hire a Southern Illinois Social Security attorney, I received a strange phone call from an attorney’s office in Utah.  They offered to help me win my claim.  I had never talked to anyone at this firm before.  When I asked the person on the other end how they knew who I was, they hung up.”

Sound suspicious?  That’s because it is.

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