appeal

5 posts

starting line

Initial Claim for Disability Benefits

Filing an initial claim for disability benefits is a watershed moment in most workers’ lives.  By the point filing disability has been considered, a Claimant has almost certainly experienced such significant mental or physical health issues at to prevent or remarkably reduce the ability to work.  As such all communications […]

rope picture confusion

Reconsideration: After an Initial Denial

When individuals file for disability, the odds are initially against them.  Most disability claims are denied at the initial level of application.  In fact, nearly 70% of claims are denied at the initial stage.  Claimants should not give up because the odds of success will improve (just not as quickly […]

Courtroom

Vocational Expert Testimony at Disability Hearings

Author’s Note:  This article contains a number of defined terms used by the Social Security Administration.  If you are not familiar with disability terminology, in particular the role of a Vocational Expert, please see our list of Common Disability Definitions. For most Claimants, especially those younger than age 50, one […]