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How to Appeal A Denial for Social Security Disability in Washington State

How to Appeal A Denial for Social Security Disability in Washington State

Applying for Social Security in Washington State can be an overwhelming process.  If you are one of the greater than 70% of those who are initially denied your claim, it can be devastating, and your path to getting the benefits you have earned can be hard to see.  What should you do?  Who can help you? This…

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5 Warning Signs You Might Have a Lousy Disability Lawyer

5 Warning Signs You Might Have a Lousy Disability Lawyer

When you file for Social Security Disability (SSDI), it is a good idea to begin talking to a disability lawyer. Engaging the expertise of a Social Security Disability Lawyer early in your application process can help avoid some of the big reasons claims get denied later on. One of the big challenges of finding and…

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How Does Social Security Define Incapacitated?

How Does Social Security Define Incapacitated?

To receive Social Security benefits, you must have worked jobs that are covered by Social Security as well as have a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of “incapacitated.” Social Security has a strict method to define incapacitated. Unlike other programs, to receive Social Security disability benefits, you must typically be incapacitated (disabled) and…

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How to Help Your Disability Lawyer Win Your Social Security Claim & Appeal

How to Help Your Disability Lawyer Win Your Social Security Claim & Appeal

When filing for disability through the Social Security Administration, here is a list of eight things you can do to help your disability lawyer win your claim. Keep this list handy, in case anything on it changes. And if you are just now reaching out to a disability lawyer, here are some of the things…

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Can You File a Social Security Disability Claim for Pseudoclaudication?

Can You File a Social Security Disability Claim for Pseudoclaudication?

Do you suffer from excruciating back pain?  Is it making it difficult for you to work? You may be wondering if you can file for social security disability if you suffer from Pseudocladication.  Let’s look at the qualifications of social security disability.  What Is Pseudoclaudication? The term pseudoclaudication is used to describe a condition known…

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Disability Hearing: Tips From a Disability Lawyer

Disability Hearing: Tips From a Disability Lawyer

Are you ready for your disability hearing? You are going to be side by side with your attorney, in front of an administrative law judge. Experts will be commenting on your desire and ability to work. And, you will have many things on your mind. What if they think I am faking my injury? How…

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The Real Cost of Hiring A Social Security Disability Lawyer

What’s the real cost of hiring a Social Security disability lawyer? Sometimes the idea of hiring a lawyer creates a barrier to action. We all know that when the stuff gets sideways, turning to a lawyer to fix it can be the best bet.  However, we also know that lawyers cost money. There’s no pretense…

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3 Big Mistakes You Can Make After an SSI Claim Denial

3 Big Mistakes You Can Make After an SSI Claim Denial

Well, you got it, your denial for your SSI claim! Argh!! What should you do next? Here is a list of the three biggest mistakes people make after receiving an SSI claim denial. File a New Claim There is a myth that says you have to file a claim at least three times before your…

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4 Items in Your Disability Journal That Will Help You Win Your SSDI Appeal

4 Items in Your Disability Journal That Will Help You Win Your SSDI Appeal

Social Security Disability appeals can be arduous.  They often take an incredibly long time to process.  The questions asked by medical experts and judges can leave you confused, and to top it all off, you’re expected to remember minute details about a condition that has been plaguing you for years (by the time you actually…

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