November 21, 2018

5 STEPS A JUDGE USES TO DECIDE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS

You decided to file for social security disability and start the long process. You begin collecting medical records, work history, various reports and statements; check out this article outlining this process. We urge you to make sure the application is accurate;  getting a hearing can take up to 376 to 682 days in Florida. If you are missing critical documents, you will have to go back to Go (only you won’t be collecting $200).

Once your claim comes up for hearing, the Social Security Judge will go through a 5 step “sequential evaluation process” to decide whether you meet Social Security’s definition of disability. After any one of these steps, the Judge might determine that you are able to work and deny your claim. Frustrating but you are entitled to file an appeal.

The 5 Step Process that will decide your Social Security Disability benefits:

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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY AND THE JOBS THAT NO LONGER EXIST

 

The Social Security Administration pays social security disability benefits “only if his physical or mental impairment or impairments are of such severity that he/she is unable to do his previous work and cannot………engage in any other kind of substantial gainful work which exists in the national economy.”

Work which exists in the national economy” means “work which exists in significant numbers either in the region where such individual lives or in several regions of the country.”

What happens if you are able to return to your previous work, but your old job no longer exists in ‘significant numbers in the national economy’? Or doesn’t exist at all?

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN SOCIAL SECURITY TELLS YOU TO TAKE A JOB THAT DOESN’T EXIST?

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SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY DENIED? ONE CLIENTS STORY

Fighting for Your Social Security Disability Benefits

The experienced disability lawyers at Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti have been fighting for our clients since 1985.

We believe that all of our Social Security Disability (SSD) & Supplemental Security Income (SSI) clients are entitled to the benefits they deserve and we work hard to get them just that.  Other companies send a clerk or an associate to hearings but we always have an experienced attorney at your side. We fight to get you the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve!

Watch how we helped a client get his life back.  If you need help with your Social Security Disability, call 1-800-803-5555 for a free, no-obligation consultation today!