Monday, March 03, 2008

How to win Social Security Disability benefits

Wining your SSDI or SSI claim is no different than trying to win anything else.  It takes hard work, knowledge, sometimes a little luck and almost always perseverance.  The hard work is the effort it takes to make sure you have all your medical records, RFCs, and doctor's reports.  This may not seem that hard but it often involves multiple request to your doctors and hospitals.  It can also be very difficult to get your doctor to write you a report or fill out an RFC form.  Some doctors will simply refuse to fill out forms or write reports and others will want to be paid for the time it takes them to write them.  You must acquire knowledge to know how SSA determines if you are disabled and what you need to prove your particular case based on SSA's rules.  This can be very difficult for someone who is not trained in law.  You can research the Internet but there are very few websites with any helpful information.  I do recommend my website and I have tried to make it as easy to understand as I could.  If you are just finding this part too difficult then you should consider a lawyer for your case.  Of course, there can be luck involved as well.  For example the person who is deciding your claim may be one who is very liberal in their interpretation of the rules or they may think everyone can work.  Perseverance is required because it often takes a very long time and you may be denied several times before you win your case.  It is important that you not get discouraged and keep appealing your denials.  This post may seem like very simple advice but it is also sound advice for wining your Social Security Disability benefits.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Social Security Disability Web Sites

Most of you who read my blog know that I also have a website devoted to Social Security disability information to help those trying to get benefits. I encourage you to read my website as I think it is the best resource on the web for those who are trying to win benefits on their own or who have a lawyer but want to know more about how SSA works and what they can do to help their lawyer win the case. You will find information like how to apply, how SSA determines if you are disabled, what happens at a hearing and most importantly tips on how to win your case. It even has pages on individual medical conditions like depression, back conditions, fibromyalgia just to name a few. If you want to know how long a claim takes for your area of the country you can find that as well. Take a look for yourself if you have not already and I think you will agree that the information on SSDI and SSI on this sight is second to none. If you do take a look I like to get feedback on what you like about the website and how I may improve it. Also if there is not information there that you are looking for let me know I am always adding new information, statistics, and tips. If you are thinking about applying for Social Security Disability or already have a claim going it is a great place to start your research. To view this website just click on the link at the top of the page.