Reviewing your Social Security exhibit file – Part 2 Critical Dates

Check the critical Social Security records

What’s the next thing to review in the Social Security exhibit file after the medical records? Check these critical dates: Alleged Onset Date (AOD)Date Last Insured (DLI)!

The E section usually contains for two documents that provide this information:

  • “Disability Report – Field Office”
  • “Disability Report – Appeal”

These reports also tells you whether Social Security thinks there should be a later (or earlier) alleged onset date and Social Security also discussed whether work after the alleged onset day was an unsuccessful work activity or not a substantial gainful activity.

I have been in a number of hearings where being able to point out that Social Security previously noted a claimant’s past work as an unsuccessful work attempt made all the difference.

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About Tomasz Stasiuk

Tomasz Stasiuk is a Colorado Springs Social Security disability lawyer and the founding attorney of the Stasiuk Firm - a law firm specializing in Social Security disability cases in Colorado. Follow Tomasz Stasiuk on Google and Twitter

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