Assumptions that Can Hurt Your Social Security Disability Claim

You’ve worked long and hard contributed to the Social Security Disability system and now your doctor has told you that you are unable to work. Simply assuming that because your doctor told you that you are disabled you will get your Social Security Disability benefits is a crucial mistake that many applicants make.

It’s important that you understand the five step sequential evaluation that the Social Security Administration uses for all Social Security claims.

The Social Security Administration is going to determine if you qualify for SSDI:

  • Determine if an individual is working (engaged in substantial activity) according to the Social Security evaluation. If you are earning more than $10,010 per month as an employee, you will be disqualified from receiving Social Security Disability benefits.
  • Your ability to perform basic work activities such as walking, standing, sitting lifting, pushing, pulling, or understanding, carrying out or remembering simple instructions.
  • Your medical condition must be severe enough to significantly limit:
  • Meet a medical listing under the categories of impairments. Most people simply don’t meet a medical listing and as a result, the five step sequential evaluation moves on to steps four and five of the five step sequential evaluation.
  • Determine whether or not you can perform the work that you have done in the past despite your disease. If Social Security finds that you can do your past work, your benefits will be denied. If you can’t do your past relevant work then the process will proceed to the fifth and final step.
  • Review of your age, education, work experience and physical/mental condition to determine whether or not there is other work, if any, you can perform.

The Social Security Administration may use the medical vocational rules, the grids, which vary according to age. As you can see, simply because your physician says that you are disabled won’t result in being automatically approved for your Social Security Disability claim.

Need Help With Your Social Security Disability Claim?

You can learn more about the Social Security Disability claims process and get assistance in completing your initial application for Social Security benefits in the Tampa Bay area by contact Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey who can be reached at 727.894.3188 for a complimentary consultation.

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 Seven Minutes and I will Explain How A Social Security Attorney Can Help You With Your Social Security Claim

The Social Security Administration doesn’t make it easy for those who are unable to work to receive their Social Security Disability benefits. There are seven ways in the Tampa Bay Social Security Disability Attorney Nancy Cavey can help you with your disability claim:

  1. Be your guide. Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult, frustrating and time consuming. We have authored the guide Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits which helps you with the Social Security Disability claims process and the five step sequential evaluation that is used in every Social Security Disability case.
  2. Keep your Social Security Disability claim moving. Paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork. The Social Security Disability claim’s process is paper intensive and at our law firm we help your claim through the disability review process. We file your Request for Reconsideration, application for hearing and help you complete all the Social Security Disability forms. Just as important, we get your doctors records and get opinions from them concerning your medical condition, symptoms and how those symptoms impact your ability to work.
  3. Develop the winning theory for your claim. The most important thing a Social Security Disability attorney does is develop a winning theory for your claim. They review your file and determines the legal path that will lead to an award of your benefits based on your personal medical condition, work history, education and the Social Security Disability claim’s process.

Nancy represents claimants in both Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.

  1. Obtaining the necessary evidence. The proper development and presentation of the medical evidence in your case is the key to winning. At our law firm we work to develop your claim and get the medical evidence necessary to support your claim from your doctors.
  2. Help tell your story. Every Social Security Disability case is different. Your story is personal and unique to you and a judge needs to understand your struggle with your medical condition and how you came to be unable to work. Telling your story in an effective way is the key to winning your Social Security Disability case.
  3. Representing you at every stage of the claim. Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey can help you with your initial claim for disability benefits, through the Request for Reconsideration stage and the trial for your Social Security Disability case.

We will write a pre hearing memorandum for the judge so that the judge is familiar with your case in advance of the hearing. Sometimes, the judge will even award benefits without having a hearing.

We will prepare you before the hearing so that you know what questions you will be asked by the judge assigned to your case and, most importantly, she will be there with you by your side at the hearing in front of the judge.

  1. Making sure that you get the correct amount of Social Security Disability benefits. When your Social Security Disability claim is approved,the attorney reviews your file to make sure that the Social Security Administration has correctly calculated the amount of benefits that you are due. And, of course, remember there is no fee unless you are rewarded disability benefits.

You can learn more about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits by calling us at 727-894-3188 and ask. Be sure to ask for a free Social Security Disability claim evaluation.

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.

Social Security Disability Benefits for Mesothemia

Mesothemia is a cancer of the mesothemia or the protective membranes that affect your body’s internal organs.

Mesothemia attacks that lining and common symptoms can include:

  1. Right or left sided chest pain.
  2. Shortness of breath.
  3. Weight loss.
  4. Abdominal pain or swelling.

There are a number of different types of mesothemia which can include chest and avenue area.

Mesothemia is a difficult condition to diagnose and we believe that you should immediately consult your physician if you have any of these conditions. If your physician has advised you that you are unable to work as a result of mesothemia, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits under Section 14.14 of the Social Security Administration impairment listing manual.

If your claim for mesothemia has been denied by the Social Security Administration, you should appeal and immediately consult a mesothemia Social Security Disability attorney so that you may receive the benefits that you are entitled too.

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.

What the Social Security Administration Wants to Know About Your Employment History

The Social Security Administration uses the five step sequential evaluation in determining your eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits.SSA Employment History
At step four they are going to ask whether you can return to the lightest job you have held in the last 15 years. As part of the Social Security Disability application process, you are going to be asked to identify which was your easiest job for you to do now considering your medical problems. They are going to ask you the following questions:

 

  1. In an average work day, how many hours were spent sitting standing or walking?
  2. What is the greatest weight that you had to lift or carry on that job?
  3. How many times per day would you lift or carry that much?
  4. What object weighed that much?
  5. What was the average weight that you had to lift or carry on this job?
  6. How many times per day would you lift or carry that much?
  7. What objects weighed this much?

 

As you can see completing the Social Security Disability application can be time consuming, but it is important that you fill it out correctly. You employed like a Port Richey Plumber ? For a no obligation consultation on your rights to Social Security Disability benefits, contact Sharon Barrett.

 

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.

Peter Orzak Wants to Destroy the Safety Net for Millions of Disabled Americans

In a shocking editorial by Peter Orzak, the former White House director of OMD, Orzak has suggested that people who are disabled simply apply for Social Security Disability or long term disability benefits because they are unable to work. He insinuates that once they receive benefits, they lose all their desire to work and enjoy being disabled.

This is nothing but dribble! One of the solutions that he proposes is the use of private disability insurance companies. Obviously, Orzak has no understanding for the private ERISA disability world where often than not, private and ERISA disability insurance companies will deny benefits to those who are legally entitled to benefits. Trying to shift the blame to private ERISA based long term disability carriers is a bad idea. If you really want to make the long and short term disability process work, get rid of the presumption clauses and policies which presume that any decision by your insurance company is right. If we are going to cut or limit the safety for Social Security Disability and long term disability benefits, let’s give every American the right to a jury trial to determine whether they are entitled to benefits.

If you want to play fair Mr. Orzak, understand the Social Security Disability and long term disability claims process and make sure that there is a fair and level playing field for all Americans who are unable to work as a result of disability.

Long term disability attorney Nancy Cavey has written the book Robbed of Your Peace of Mind which exposes all of the reasons why short and long term disability claims process is manifestly unfair and robs employees, who have paid their disability premiums of their right to peace of mind when they become disabled.

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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