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.

FAQ: What’s the Social Security Administration’s Definition of “Disability”?

Definition of Disability in Social Security ClaimsThe definition of disability for Social Security purposes is not the same that you’ll find in Webster’s dictionary. The Social Security Administration defines “disability” as the “inability of claimants to engage in any substantial, gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical and mental impairment and can be expected to last for a continuous period of twelve months or more or results in death.”

What a complicated definition. If you don’t understand that definition, you very well may lose your claim for Social Security Disability benefits. At Cavey and Barrett, we’ve written the must read guidebook Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits, which explains this crucial definition of disability.

Don’t let a mistake in filing your Social Security Disability claim without understanding the definition of disability. If you need a help with your disability claim in St. Petersburg Tampa, contact us today 727-894-3188.

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’s the Fifth and Last Step in the Social Security Administrations Five Step Sequential Evaluation to Determine Whether I am entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration isn’t interested in whether or not you can actually find a job in the labor market or whether anyone would hire you. This is a mythical analysis! As Cavey and Barrett explain in their book Your Right to Social Security Disability Benefits, the fifth and final question the Social Security Administration asks to determine whether or not you are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits is whether you have the ability to perform other types of work considering your physical capabilities, age, medical condition and education.

If it’s determined that your Residual Functional Capacity is so limited that you can’t do your past relevant or other work activity in the national economy, you will be found to be disabled by the Social Security Administration.

For more information about the Social Security Disability claims process, contact attorney Sharon Barrett at your Gulfport Social Security Disability law firm Cavey and 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.

What is ODAR? Social Security Disability Questions

ODAR is an acronym. Once your Request for Hearing is received by the Social Security Administration it is forwarded with your file to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review known as ODAR.

They will send you a letter confirming receipt of your case and will review it to see whether or not hey can issue a favorable decision without scheduling a hearing. If not, you get to wait in line as your case waits its turn to be prepared for hearing.

The file is prepared for and reviewed by an administrative law judge and scheduled for a hearing, unfortunately in the Tampa Bay area, this can take almost twenty-four months.

You will receive notification from ODAR of the hearing date in the mail 20 days in advance and if you have an attorney, such as Social Security Disability benefits denied attorney Sharon Barrett, they will also be notified.

It is important in this twenty four month period of time that you continue to get medical treatment and that medical records be obtained to document your continuing disability. Sharon Barrett, Tampa Bay area Social Security Disability attorney, monitors the progress of your file within the ODAR office, updates your file with medical records, submitting them to ODAR, and notifies you of the hearing.

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

Listing of Impairments – Social Security Benefits for High Blood Pressure | Clearwater Social Security Disability Lawyer

High blood pressure can be the basis of a claim for Social Security disability benefits.

High blood pressure is called the “silent” killer because it may not cause symptoms. It is, in fact, a very dangerous condition that can lead to coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke, and even kidney failure. You may suffer from high blood pressure for years without knowing it. High blood pressure can, over time, damage your heart, blood vessels, and kidneys.

According to an article by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, found here, one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure.

Most people are unaware that they have high blood pressure. Knowing your blood pressure is important, even if you feel great.

Blood pressure numbers include systolic blood pressure, which is the pressure while pumping blood, and diastolic pressure, which is the pressure when the heart is at rest between beats.

Blood pressure numbers are written with a systolic number above with the diastolic below, such as 120/80. There is a great chart at the website that shows to categories for blood pressure levels in adults.

If your blood pressure is above 120/80 you have a risk for health problems. Pre-hypertensive is considered between 120 to 139 systolic pressure or 80 to 89 diastolic pressure. High blood pressure, stage one, is 140 to 159 systolic and 90 to 99 diastolic. Stage 2 is systolic of 160 or higher or diastolic of 100 or higher.

What is your blood pressure reading? If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, and you will need treatment immediately. The sooner you get treatment, the less likely you are to have a heart attack, stroke or kidney failure.

If your high blood pressure has caused cardiac problems, the Social Security administration will use listing 4.03 Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease. If your high blood pressure has caused other damage, the Social Security Administration will evaluate you under the criteria for the affected body system, including impairment of your visual system problem, impairment of your kidney function, or a central nervous system vascular accident, otherwise known as a stroke. If you suffer from these difficulties and are going to file for disability benefits you should cotnact an experienced Scoial Security Disability Lawyer such as Nancy Cavey.

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