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Disability Basics

  • Published: August 14, 2014

If you are seeking SSD benefits, then you must be ready to answer questions about your conditions from the ALJ or your lawyer at the disability hearing. A qualified Social Security disability attorney in Ocala will cover the important questions and find answers. Driver's License and Handicapped Parking Permit Do you currently have a driver's license? If you do not, did you ever have one in the past? Can you explain to your Social Security disability attorney in Ocala why you don't have a license right now? What are the specials restrictions on your driver's license, if any? Some examples include: Glasses. Times of day. Speed. Distance. Do you possess a handicapped parking permit? If there is an automobile you have regular…Read More

  • Published: April 24, 2014

In the paragraphs below, an experienced Ocala Social Security disability law office attorney explains the importance of your treatment history. Role of Your Medical Records Medical records document everything you have done in your efforts to cure or improve your condition. They document your symptoms, what your physicians have prescribed or done, your compliance with their instructions and the results of treatment. They also provide documentation for your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer and the ALJ of the existence and severity of the condition that your claim cites as rendering you unable to work. Current and Complete Medical Records You can contribute to the accuracy and completeness of your medical records by implementing the following suggestions: Consult a physician. Your…Read More

  • Published: September 18, 2013

When you and your Ocala disability lawyer attend your disability hearing, you will likely be questioned about the daily activities you perform, your work history, and your medical history. Other subjects might be broached as well. It can be to your benefit to think of specific instances from your life to use as references when replying to these questions.  Read More

  • Published: August 23, 2013

It can assist your Ocala disability lawyer if you have tangible examples when you testify at your hearing for disability benefits. At the hearing, you might be asked about the activities you partake in throughout the day, your medical records, what kind of work you have done, and other questions.Read More

  • Published: March 30, 2013

When you apply for Social Security disability benefits, one of the preliminary factors that the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers in determining whether you are eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits is whether you are engaged in substantial gainful activity. To determine substantial gainful activity, the SSA evaluates the claimant’s wages and the nature of his or her medical condition.  An Ocala, Florida Social Security attorney will help you determine whether you are engaged in substantial gainful activity. What Is Substantial Gainful Activity? Substantial gainful activity is determined by how much the claimant is earning per month while applying for Social Security disability benefits. As of 2013, if a claimant earns more than $1,040 in a month, he or…Read More

Disability Application Mistakes to Avoid
  • Published: March 30, 2013

Social Security disability lawyers see it too often: People applying for Social Security disability benefits fail to appeal when they are turned down. Ocala, FL Did you know that most people do not appeal their initial denial of benefits? That is a costly oversight that attorneys don’t want you to make. When your application is denied, you have the right to request a hearing and take it to the next step in the process. Here is a second, major flub that some disability claimants make: failing to seek appropriate medical care. People just give up sometimes and don’t feel doctors can help them anymore. This is particularly true of those who are chronically ill or permanently injured. They feel helpless…Read More

  • Published: December 22, 2012

When you have been approved for Social Security disability benefits, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding your payments, problems that might occur, and your eligibility for Medicare. Consult an experienced Ocala Social Security disability attorney to discuss how these details will factor into your disability benefits. When will I get paid? Once you have been approved for benefits, your first check should arrive one month after receiving a check for any past-due benefits, unless you receive a regular monthly benefit check first. Your payments will always pay for the previous month; for example, a check sent in April pays for March. Depending on your own birthdate, the check will arrive on the second, third, or fourth…Read More