- DISABILITY CLAIM FAQ
Claimants frequently omit information concerning some medical problems because they say it is not the main problem. That is a mistake, especially when applying for Social Security Disability (“SSD”) benefits. Social Security has a rule that requires considering the combined effect of all of a claimant’s impairments without regard to whether any such impairment, if considered separately, would be of sufficient severity.
I represent a 49 year old legal secretary with physical and mental impairments from an accident, whose SSD benefits were approved today without a hearing. I submitted reports from the claimant’s pain management specialist and orthopedist regarding the physical impairments, and reports from the claimant’s psychiatrist and therapist regarding her mental impairments.
Most cases with severe physical or mental impairments still require a hearing before SSD benefits are approved. While the claimant probably would have been approved based upon either her physical or mental impairments after a hearing, developing the record for both impairments facilitated a decision without one. The goal is not simply to win, but to do so as quickly as possible .Previous Next
DISCLAIMER This website provides general information on disability law topics as a public service. Information is intended to be as accurate and current as possible, but should not be relied on as legal advice. No attorney/client relationship is created by viewing or using the content on this website. Each legal problem is different, and past performance does not guarantee future results. You should not act on any of the information contained in this site without first consulting legal counsel, which is why readers are advised to seek experienced legal representation in connection with disability related issues. Our Internet links are not associated with us, and we do not guarantee the accuracy of, any information contained in any link.
Copyright © 2021, Law Offices of Jeffrey Delott
Site Powered By: WebDesignYou