You Don’t Need to Be a Genius to Understand What the Retroactive Dollar Amount is in an Social Security Disability Case

Congratulations! You have received a letter from the Social Security office awarding you Social Security Disability benefits, but how much are you going to get? The Social Security Administration will pay you on a monthly basis, but will also pay you for the period time that it took to approve your application.

You receive a retroactive payment, which is a one time lump sum payment that represents the period time that you were entitled to benefits.

There is however, a five, four month calendar waiting period before you are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. The five month waiting period is mandatory in every Social Security Disability case.

If you have questions about your Social Security Disability claim, you can call the Law Offices of Cavey and Barrett to schedule a free, no obligation, consultation to learn more about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits and the Social Security Disability claim’s process. Order a free book today, by filing out the form on the right side of this page.

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.

If You Don’t Understand the Basic Things of a Social Security Disability Claim, You’ll Hate Yourself Later When Your Claim is Denied

The Social Security Disability claims process is daunting, that’s doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t apply or that you should give up when you have been denied. Rather, every Social Security Disability claim requiresBasics of a Social Security Disability Claim perseverance. But, even before you apply for Social Security Disability there are several basic things we at Cavey and Barrett, your Tampa Bay Social Security Disability attorney’s think you should know:

Take the time to do it right.

You are going to have a lot of paper work to complete and this is paperwork that should be taken very seriously. Among the questions that are going to be asked is information about your employment history for the last fifteen years, information about the medical treatment you have received, the medication you are taking, the side effects of the medication and your activities of daily living.

You might think that just because your doctor says you are disabled that you don’t have to fill out these forms. Absolutely wrong!

Take the time to accurately and completely gather this information before you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, do it right the first time!

Even if you do it right the first time, expect a denial at stages one and two. Did I just contradict myself? No, unfortunately, many Social Security Disability applicants are denied at the initial application stage and even at the request for reconsideration stage, despite the fact that they are disabled.

It is important you understand that you have 60 days in which to appeal your denial and file a request for reconsideration, if not you get to start all over. The same holds true with a request for reconsideration.

The faster you fill out your request for reconsideration, the faster you will get your second denial, so you can move on to the most important stage in the Social Security Disability case, the application for hearing. Cavey and Barrett know that you have the best chance of being approved at the hearing level, when you have an opportunity to present your case to the administration law judge.

Getting your medical records.

At Cavey and Barrett, your Tampa Bay Social Security Disability attorneys, we get your medical records from your physician and we don’t give up! If your doctor is a little slow in getting your medical records we will make a phone call to them so that we make sure that not only we get your correct medical records but that the Social Security Administration gets those records.

More importantly, Sharon Barrett, former Social Security Disability staff attorney in the Tampa office, knows the importance of getting your doctor to fill out what is called a residual functional capacity form. This form will help explain any restrictions and limitation your doctor has assigned, your problems with functionality, side effects of medication, and the impact pain has on your ability to function.

Making financial plans.

In the Tampa Bay area it can take almost two years to get a Social Security Disability hearing. It is important that you have financial resources to get you through this difficult period. There are circumstances in which we can ask for what is called an expedited hearing. If, for example, your house is being foreclosed on, or your life is threatened because of your disability, we can request an expedited hearing.

At Cavey and Barrett, we have written the go to guide for Pinellas County and Hillsborough County residences who are thinking about or have applied for Social Security benefits. You can order your free, no obligation copy of our book, Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits.

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.

If You Have Emphysema and Don’t apply for Social Security Disability Benefits You’ll Hate Yourself Later

If you suffer from Emphysema, one of the group of diseases known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits if you can no longer work.

Emphysema Social Security Disability Benefits

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About 17 million people in the United States suffer from COPD, which damages your lung tissues. Because of the damage, air is trapped in your lungs and your body just don’t get enough oxygen.

If you suffer from Emphysema you might have:

  1. Loss of weight and appetite
  2. Fatigue
  3. A mild chronic cough

Unfortunately, these symptoms can progress to respiratory problems that are much like the cold or the flu.

If your physician has told you that you can no longer work because you suffer from Emphysema, you need to immediately apply for Social Security Disability benefits. If those benefits have been denied, you should appeal that denial by contacting St. Petersburg, Social Security Disability attorney, Sharon Barrett, who specializes in representing Emphysema sufferers in their Social Security Disability claims. Give us a call if your claim has been denied at 727-894-3188 today.

If you don’t apply or even appeal the denial of your Social Security benefits based on Emphysema, you may hate yourself later when you can no longer work and support your family and get the medical treatment you need.

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.

The Blueprint for Finding the Right Social Security Disability Attorney for You in the Tampa Bay Area

Social Security Disability Attorney BlueprintHere, in the Tampa Bay area, it takes almost two years for the typical Social Security Disability applicant to work their way through the Social Security Disability process.

We, at Cavey and Barrett, believe that finding the right Social Security representative can help you through the Social Security Disability process quickly and give you a sense of confidence and peace of mind.

The Social Security Disability claims process is confusing and complicated, Sharon Barrett, former Social Security Disability attorney, knows that the stakes are quite high. Without Social Security Disability income benefits and Medicare assistance, you might not be able to make ends meet and get the medical treatment you desperately need.

At Cavey and Barrett, we created a blueprint for finding the right Social Security Disability attorney for you:

  1. Ask a knowledgeable and experienced organization for attorneys that represent individuals like in applying for Social Security Disability benefits.

You should seek assistance from an experienced Social Security Disability attorney who understands the Social Security Disability claims process. Don’t be fooled by companies who have multiple representatives all over the United States who tell you that they can help you despite the fact that they are thousands of miles away from you.

At Cavey and Barrett, we believe that it is important that we have a local attorney represent you who can work closely with your physician to secure the necessary medical documentation that will develop the medical evidence that will help you win your Social Security Disability claim.

  1. Ask whether the attorney has experience representing someone who has your medical condition.

Did you know that there is a disability impairment guide with hundreds of medical conditions from psychiatric conditions, to back injuries, to arthritis, to diabetes and everything in between.

It is important that each case be personalized so that the Social Security Administration understands your unique medical and vocational situation. One size doesn’t fit all!

  1. Keeping you informed about the progress of  your Social Security Disability claim.

Unfortunately, at Cavey and Barrett, we often hear complaints from dissatisfied Social Security Disability applicants looking to change legal representation because they have not been regularly updated on the progress of their Social Security Disability case.

At Cavey and Barrett, we provide regular in person meetings and phone calls with our clients. We copy you with all of the correspondence in your case. Communication is key to a winning Social Security Disability case.

  1. Their success rate.

If an attorney advertises that 100% of every Social Security claim was won, you know that doesn’t happen. However, you should make sure that the attorney who represents you has a great success rate in getting the client Social Security Disability benefits.

If you follow this blue print, you’ll select the right Social Security Disability attorney to represent you in your Tampa Bay Social Security Disability claim.

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.