Do you know the little known rules over age 50 claimants get for Social Security Disability benefits?

There are many secrets to the Social Security claims process. The Social Security Administration has a set of rules called the Medical and Vocational Guidelines that say if you are 50 years or older, have a limited educationOver Age 50 Claimants of Social Security Disability and have never done a sit down job, it’s assumed that you are disabled! These rules are even more generous if you are between age 55 and 60.

An experienced Social Security Disability attorney will make sure that the Social Security administrative law judge applies the Medical and Vocational Guidelines to your case directly.

You can make sure that the medical and vocational guidelines work for you by contacting St. Petersburg Social Security attorney, Sharon Barrett. You have a better chance of getting the Social Security Disability benefits that you are entitled to by talking with an experienced Social Security attorney who understands the Medical and Vocational Guidelines.

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 is Substantial Work and the Role is Plays in My Social Security Disability Process?

Substantial work is defined by Social Security rules as “physical and mental work that you’re paid to do by your employer. Work can be substantial even if you are doing it on a partSubstantial Work time basis.” The Social Security Administration looks at the kinds of job duties you are doing, your skills and experience you need to do the job and most importantly: how much you actually make.

The Social Security Administration will find that work is substantial if you have gross earning of $830 per month.

You may be self-employed. If so, the Social Security Administration considers the time and value of your work, including your role in the management of the business in deciding whether or not your work is substantial.

This does become an issue in Social Security Disability cases and Sharon Barrett, your Sarasota and Pinellas County Social Security Disability attorney can help you with any problems involving substantial gainful activity defense. Use the contact form on this website to contact us today to help you with your Social Security Disability claims process.

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.

Are There Any Ways my Social Security Benefits Can Be Reduced? Social Security Benefits

Yes, your Social Security Disability benefits can be reduced if:

  1. You receive other government benefits.
  2. You receive Workers’ Compensation disability benefits.
  3. You have a pension from a federal, state or local government based on work where you didn’t pay Social Security or taxes.

If you have any questions about how your Social Security Disability benefits may be reduced contact Cavey and Barrett, your Pinellas and Hillsborough County Social Security Disability experts

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 Subpoenaing Medical Records

The Social Security Administration can issue a subpoena for your medical records upon written request to the administrative law judge. While this is rarely done, the administrative law judge does have the power to issue subpoenas.

At Cavey & Barrett, we feel that the administrative law judge should not have to exercise that power because we submit all relevant medical records from your treating physician to the administrative law judge when making the determination of your entitlement to Social Security benefits.

If you have any questions regarding your rights to Social Security Disability benefits, contact Social Security Disability attorney Sharon Barrett, your St. Petersburg based Social Security Disability attorney at www.caveylaw.com or give her a call at 727-894-3188.

Am I entitled to Social Security Disability benefits for Depression?

If your doctor has diagnosed you with depression, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. However, not all doctors are willing to support a claim for Social Security Disability benefits because they think it’s better for people who are depressed to work rather than to collect disability benefits.

If your doctor will not support your claim for Social Security Disability benefits as a result of depression, it may be necessary to change treating physicians.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at www.caveylaw.com or give us a call at 727-894-3188.

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