After multiple denials, you can win Social Security Benefits

There is a misnomer out there that obtaining Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Supplemental Income benefits (SSI) is easy.  We all 'know' a neighbor or friend that has SSD or SSI benefits, but hey, they look fine to me.  Remember one important thing, you don't know their story. Fact is --- it isn't easy.   Just take a look at these numbers.  The current approval rate at the initial application level is 36%.  That means if you apply…

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Social Security Disability Consultative Exam: What is it?

Some Social Security Disability applicants are sent for a consultative examination while others are not.  What is a consultative examination?

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Essentially, it is a medical examination scheduled by Social Security with a physician they choose.  It can range from a general internal medicine (family) doctor, to a specialist, such as an Orthopedic, to a pain management doctor to a Psychiatrist.  It really depends on the medical conditions you are alleging to cause you to be disabled.  If Social Security feels the need for a consultative examination for determination of your application, you will receive written notification from social security. (more…)

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