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Social Security denied me disability benefits using a doctor of WHAT?

Social Security has physicians review disability cases as medical consultant’s to make opinions on individual’s abilities and limitations. However, what good is the medical consultant’s opinion if they don’t have expertise in with the disability in question. Per Nate Craig: … Continue reading

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How to view Social Security’s new encrypted disks

I previously wrote about how to read Social Security’s (previously non-encrypted) cd disks and several articles on how to find information with the Social Security  files. Since Social Security has started provided encrypted Social Security exhibit CDs, many people contacting my … Continue reading

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Getting your prior Social Security files

If you are looking at your Social Security exhibit file and you notice that all the exhibits are numbered with a letter in front, such as “B1A, B2A, B1B, B2B,” etc, this means that you are looking at the “B” … Continue reading

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Reviewing your Social Security exhibit file – Part 3 work history

Now that I know the critical dates and the medical history I review the work history. Social Security reviews cases using the 5 step sequential evaluation process. At step 4, if you are still able to do any of the jobs … Continue reading

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Reviewing your Social Security exhibit file – Part 2 Critical Dates

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 … Continue reading

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My Social Security file is missing records

Let’s say you are reviewing your Social Security exhibit file before your disability hearing and you discover that some of your doctor’s (or other records) are not there. I have mentioned before that it is not unusual for the medical … Continue reading

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Reviewing your Social Security exhibit file – Part 1: Medical Records

How do you begin to review your Social Security exhibit file? Here is a quick guide to finding the really important parts. Start with the “F” section to review the medical records. If you do not review anything else in … Continue reading

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What is in a Social Security file?

Just before your Social Security hearing, you will be given a cd and pointed at a computer. If you ask, someone may help you load up the disk and get you to a screen that looks like this: Ok, now … Continue reading

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Don’t go to your Social Security disability hearing with out-of-date medical records!

It surprises my clients to learn that, most of the time, Social Security does not update medical records after the initial denial. With wait times of a year or more, this can mean that by the time your case gets … Continue reading

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How to review your Social Security file before your hearing

My last article talked about why it is so important to review your Social Security exhibit file. But how do I get a copy of my Social Security file? If you already have a hearing scheduled, Social Security will tell … Continue reading

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What does Social Security really think about your case?

Wouldn’t you like to know what Social Security really thinks about your claim? The best way to find out is to review your Social Security exhibit file. Everything Social Security has on your claim for disability benefits is contained in … Continue reading

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