Can You Spot the Mistake When You Filled Out Your Social Security Disability Application?

At Cavey and Barrett we routinely see mistakes that are made by Social Security Disability applicants on their application. It is important to disregard any comments you make that “I can’t work”, “No one will hiring me”.Application Mistakes Rather, they are interested in what’s called your functional limitations. What are functional limitations:

  1. Can you sit, can you stand, can you bend, can you twist, can you walk, do you have to alternate positions?  
  2. If so, how often long can you do any of these activities?
  3. Will they interfere with your ability to function? If so, give examples.


The Social Security Administration wants proof that you have difficulty functioning that eliminates your ability to do the lightest job that you’ve had in the last fifteen years or limits your ability to work in a job that exists in the national economy.

It’s therefore, cruicial that you fill out all your Social Security Disability forms accurately.

Tampa Bay Social Security Disability attorney, Sharon Barrett, worked for the Social Security Administration as a staff attorney for many years. She reviewed many inaccurate or incomplete Social Security Disability applications whose claims have been denied. Those denials could have been prevented if the Social Security Disability examiner had been given the right information about functional limitations so that they could make a quick and accurate decision on the Social Security Disability claim.

For more information on the Social Security Disability claims process, and completing your initial application, you can order Cavey and Barrett’s free no obligation guide 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 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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