Insider Secrets About Testifying at Your Social Security Disability Claim

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you are required to complete a form called an activity of daily living form that will ask you many questions about what you are capable of doing or not doing. If your medical records or your actions contradict your activity of daily living forms, there is a good chance that the Administrative Law Judge can rule against you.

For example, in the case of Gallows v. Social Security Administration, the Appellate court pointed out that the Social Security Disability applicants actions can speak louder than their words.Social Security Disability Claim Secrets

Ms. Gallow applied for Social Security Disability benefits claiming that she was disabled as a result of a degenerative back condition and had mental limitations. The Administrative Law Judge determined that she could do light work based on a review of her medical records and denied her benefits.

Ms. Gallow appealed, saying that the medical records supported her physical limitations and she was disabled.

However, Ms. Gallow also claimed that she had mental impairments that limited her to do doing nothing more than simple 1+2 type mental activities. But, guess what, she recently completed 12 college credits and got a perfect 4.0 average.

Attending college and getting great grades contradicted the medical evidence. The ALJ’s decision was that there were jobs that she could perform despite her limitations was approved by the Appellate Court.

The secret to winning your Social Security Disability benefits is to make sure that you actions and your words are consistent.

Sharon Barrett, former Tampa Bay staff attorney for the Social Security Administration, can make sure that the medical and vocational evidence supports your claim and that you are not contradicting yourself in any way. At Cavey and Barrett, we only represent Social Security Disability applicants that we believe are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.

You can learn more about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits by ordering Cavey and Barrett’s Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits. Request it free today to the right of this post!

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 Secret to Getting Your Social Security Disability Earnings Statement

Since 1999, the Social Security Administration has sent Americans each year a detailed earnings statement about their Social Security Disability benefits. These earnings statements have been invaluable to many Americans to help plan for their retirement. But, in March 2011, Commissioner Astro announced that he would suspend the production and mailing of these documents in an effort to save money.

These four page statements are important because they provide detailed records of your individual earning records and provides and estimate of your expected retirement benefits, the amount of Social Security Disability benefits you will receive each month if you become disabled and how much the workers’ family will receive if the worker dies in the coming year.

These statements allow workers’ to check for any errors in their record.

Allegedly, you can receive an estimate of your retirement information using SSA online estimator, but it’s just that, it’s an estimate and more importantly, it doesn’t provide you with a complete earnings record so that you can verify other records are correct.

If your physician has told you that you are unable to work as a result of disability, you might be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits for lost wages. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration doesn’t make it easy to get the Social Security Disability benefits that you deserve. If your Social Security Disability benefits have been denied in the Tampa Bay area, contact Social Security Disability Attorney Sharon Barrett, former staff attorney in the Tampa office who can help you cut through the red tape and fight for the Social Security Disability benefits that you deserve.

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.