Is Your Social Security Disability Claim Vulnerable because Your Social Security Disability Attorney Doesn’t Know the Ten Things that Should be Done in Every Social Security Claim?

Disability ClaimsSocial Security Disability law is complicated and time consuming. However, having an Social Security Disability attorney on your side, such as Sharon Barrett, she knows that there are ten things that should be done in every Social Security Disability claim:

  1. Personally meet to discuss your Social Security Disability claim.
  2. Explain the Social Security Disability claims process and explain a strategy that should be implemented to win your claim.
  3. Get a copy of your Social Security file from the Social Security Administration.
  4. Get a copy of your medical records.
  5. Assess your claim and determine whether or not it will meet Social Security Disability rules.
  6. File all necessary papers with the Social Security Administration.
  7. Timely appeal any denial of your claim.
  8. Timely request a hearing if your claim is denied after a Request for Reconsideration.
  9. Prepare a comprehensive Memorandum of Law with medical documentation supporting your claim for Social Security Disability benefits.

10.  Prepare you for a hearing in front of the administrative law judge and make sure that your case is presented in the best light possible.

If your lawyer doesn’t understand the Social Security Disability claims process, or hasn’t taken these steps in handling your Social Security Disability claim, you may not have the right attorney to help you in your Social Security Disability claim.

Sharon Barrett, a former Social Security Disability staff attorney in the Tampa Bay office, knows what it takes to create a winning Social Security Disability claim. Give us a call today or fill out the contact form on the contact page to get in touch with us right away about your disability needs.

If you would like more information about your rights regarding Social Security Disability Benefits, you can order our FREE book,"Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits" by submitting the form in the sidebar. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.

For more information about Social Security Disability Benefits, visit our law firm web site at CaveyLaw.com. If you would like to speak with one of our Social Security Disability Benefits attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (727) 897-9117 or simply submit our contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

How does Social Security Disability Define Past Work and Why is it Important in my Social Security Disability Claim?

When you file for Social Security Disability benefits you are going to be asked to complete a work history that provides a job description of the mental and physical demands of your job.Past Work Social Security Disability Claims

Why?

The Social Security Administration requires that they determine, in every Social Security Disability claim at step four of the five step sequential evaluation whether or not you can return to your past relevant work. That’s work that you performed for three months or more.

In step four of the five step sequential evaluation, the disability examiner asks whether or not you can return to the lightest job you’ve held in the last fifteen years. If the answer is yes, your Social Security Disability claim will be denied!

If the answer is no, then you move to step five of the five step sequential evaluation which is explained in greater detail in Cavey and Barrett’s book Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits. Click the link to get your FREE copy today!

If you would like more information about your rights regarding Social Security Disability Benefits, you can order our FREE book,"Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits" by submitting the form in the sidebar. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.

For more information about Social Security Disability Benefits, visit our law firm web site at CaveyLaw.com. If you would like to speak with one of our Social Security Disability Benefits attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (727) 897-9117 or simply submit our contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

Give Me Five Minutes and I’ll Give You Five Tips for Finding the Right Social Security Disability Attorney to Represent You in Your Social Security Disability Claim

There is no doubt about it! The Social Security Disability law is complicated and you really do need to hire a Social Security Disability attorney who is right for you. Here are five tips you need to know about finding the rightFinding the Right Social Security Disability Attorney lawyer for you. Ask:

1. Are you a lawyer or a claims representative?

Answer: Claims representatives can represent individuals in Social Security Disability claims, but at Cavey and Barrett we believe that having a lawyer represent you who is familiar with the Social Security Disability regulations, rulings and cases is crucial.

2. Ask how many disability hearings the lawyer has handled?

Answer: The Social Security Disability lawyer should have handled at least over 100 Social Security Disability claims.

3. Do you have the experience with the type of medical problem I am having?

Answer: It is crucial that the Social Security Disability attorney you hire is familiar with the medical condition that is causing your disability. That includes not only the diagnosis of your condition, but how it impacts your ability to function physically or emotionally.

4. Is the attorney going to have an assistant who is going to be working with them?

Answer: It is common that a skilled Social Security Disability attorney will have a paralegal or case manager that will work up your case. They will be responsible for gathering information about your case and monitoring what’s happening- of course at the direction of the attorney.

Your attorney should regularly review your file and be in communication with you.

5. Will my lawyer be with me at a Social Security Disability hearing?

Answer: I know this is an odd question, but there are some claims representative companies who hold themselves out as being skilled advocates but who, in reality, don’t attend hearings because they ask the judge to make a decision based on the written record. Others, will let you attend the hearing by yourself. In the opinion of Sharon Barrett, former Social Security Disability staff attorney that’s playing with fire. While we do ask that the judge make a decision based on the record that we’ve compiled- which is voluminous, we always ask for a hearing and plan on presenting your case personally to the Social Security Administration judge. We know that you are paying our legal fees and we think that you deserve to have your case heard, personally by an administrative law judge and to be prepared to answer all the administrative law judge’s questions.

At Cavey and Barrett your Palm Harbor, Port Richey and New Port Richey Social Security Disability attorneys, we prepare you for any hearing in front of the administrative law judge and we are there with you, right beside you, at any Social Security Disability hearing.

If you would like more information about your rights regarding Social Security Disability Benefits, you can order our FREE book,"Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits" by submitting the form in the sidebar. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.

For more information about Social Security Disability Benefits, visit our law firm web site at CaveyLaw.com. If you would like to speak with one of our Social Security Disability Benefits attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (727) 897-9117 or simply submit our contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

Getting Rid of the Sleepless Night Before Meeting with the Social Security Representative

At Cavey and Barrett we believe that is crucial that you cooperate with the Social Security representative handling your case. You may get a call asking for information or even be asked to come to the Social SecuritySleepless Nights Administration. We have three tips to help you get rid of the sleepless night you might be having before you meet with your Social Security claims representative:

1. Respond immediately to any Social Security Disability correspondence because that correspondence requests a demand within a certain period of time. If you don’t respond, your claim will go to the end of the line or may even be closed.

2. If you get a call from a Social Security Disability claims representative, answer those claims honestly and accurately. If you are in doubt don’t hesitate to ask any questions you need to ask so that you can give an accurate answer to Social Security Administration for the question they are asking.

3. Make sure that you have your medical records available when you apply for Social Security Disability benefits. If you are asked to come to the Social Security Disability office to meet with the claims examiner, we suggest, at Cavey and Barrett, that you bring a xeroxed copy of all of your medical records and any information regarding your employment history. Don’t give them the originals! They are sure to lose them.

If the Social Security Administration rejects your application for benefits, you must file an appeal within sixty days or you will have to start all over again. If your Social Security Disability claim has been denied. Contact Tampa Bay Social Security Disability lawyers Cavey and Barrett for a free no obligation consultation today.

If you would like more information about your rights regarding Social Security Disability Benefits, you can order our FREE book,"Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits" by submitting the form in the sidebar. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.

For more information about Social Security Disability Benefits, visit our law firm web site at CaveyLaw.com. If you would like to speak with one of our Social Security Disability Benefits attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (727) 897-9117 or simply submit our contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

FAQ: Can I ask for a quick decision in my Social Security Disability Claim?

Quick Decision for Social Security DisabilityCan you ask for a quick decision in your Social Security Disability claim? It can vary, it takes almost two years to get a Social Security Disability hearing. If you are facing a severe financial situation you might want to write a letter to the Office of Hearings and Appeals in Tampa requesting an earlier hearing. It may not work, but if you are being evicted or you have problems getting medical treatment, that type of paperwork will show that you have dire financial circumstances.

If you would like more information about your rights regarding Social Security Disability Benefits, you can order our FREE book,"Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits" by submitting the form in the sidebar. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.

For more information about Social Security Disability Benefits, visit our law firm web site at CaveyLaw.com. If you would like to speak with one of our Social Security Disability Benefits attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (727) 897-9117 or simply submit our contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

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