DT3 Mistakes and pitfalls in Social Security disability cases

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Today’s Disability Tips reviews the mistakes and pitfalls that can occur when you handle your own Social Security disability case.


“Apply Right: How to Apply for Social Security Disability Online the Right Way the First Time!”  : http://applyrightbook.com

Social Security approval rate: http://bit.ly/dt-percent

Disability defined :  http://bit.ly/dt-defined

5 step sequential evaluation process : http://bit.ly/dt-5step

Acceptable sources for diagnosis : http://bit.ly/dt-dx

Unemployment and Social Security disability : http://bit.ly/dt-ut

Medical Marijuana and Social Security disability : http://bit.ly/dt-mmj

Disclaimer: This is NOT legal advice. This site provides general information about Social Security disability cases in Colorado. To discuss your particular circumstances, please contact a lawyer in your area. Please review the full disclaimer .

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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  • http://www.facebook.com/the.real.slim.shandy Shandy Elliott

    Considering all the information and help out there dealing with suggestions on how a claimant can better prepare themselves and strengthen their claim, where can one find help and information when it comes to holding those involved with developing and adjudicating you claim accountable when they continue to make mistake after mistake which compounds resulting in denial after denial? Who is watching over the “watcher” so-to-speak? Other than the Appeals Council remanding a decision with instructions for the ALJ which he in turn ignores, where can a person go for help when their own representative becomes part of the problem? I compare my own problems with one who cries to the system for years to pay attention to a particular issue, but then three years later when the system finally catches on and pays attention to what you have been complaining about, they simply say “why didn’t you bring this up before?” It’s like no matter what I do, everyone around me keeps making mistakes yet no one wants to be the one to step up and correct them. I’m afraid I will end up in the land of federal appeals simply because simple mistakes were not corrected from day one. What about all the time wasted in the meantime? Is there a service in which can view my claim as a “second opinion” to let me know if my concerns are valid?

  • Teena Gomez

    I’ve been shorted by several hundred dollars by side and I have sent the requested letter describing terms of trust for the Mobil home I live in. I have been separated since 2003 and do not receive a cent nor have I ever, even when I raised 3 boys alone! But still I receive the same amount which worker in SSDI office says is wrong. I can’t live like a pauper and my older service dog’s mess are $225 / mo! I have just about $400. after vet to save for my badly needed dental work, food and a few bills. I can’t go above $75. per week for food!
    Why is this passed by year after year yet at same time friends receive $850.+

  • http://www.stasiukfirm.com/ TomaszStasiuk

    The amount a person receives largely depends on the kind of Social Security s/he is receiving. SSDI is based on how much a person has paid into Social Security. SSI benefits are based on the Federal Benefit Rate but can be reduced from there. More information: http://www.socialsecurityinsider.com/2009/04/what-is-the-difference-between-disability-insurance-benefits-dib-and-supplemental-security-income-ssi/

  • Teena Gomez

    I should be getting $800.-$840. But some how they seen to have a brain freeze as they think I’m getting $$$ from Philip but I don’t and won’t ever! He has even written to say he sends me nothing, but he is paying back a loan he got from my mom but just having double knee replacement surgery, he is still off and with girlfriend living and I’m… Well I’m still here Sportif!!!

  • Teena Gomez