Category Archives: social security claimaints

28 Oct

The Virtual Screening Unit: What Is It and How Can It Help Your Claim?

At some point after your Request for Hearing has been filed, you may receive a notice by the Social Security Administration that your case has been transferred to the Virtual Screening Unit (VSU). What is the Virtual Screening Unit? The Virtual Screening Unit is a division in the Social Security Administration comprised of senior attorneys

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18 Sep

Medical-Vocational Guidelines – “Grids”

What are “Grids”? If a person applying for disability benefits is found to be unable to return to their past work, then the next question is whether or not they can do any other work.  If the claimant can do other work then they will not be considered disabled, and if they cannot, then they

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12 Sep

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Concept of “Transferable Skills” in Determining Whether a Disability Claimant Can Perform Full-Time Work Available in the National Economy

By William Carr, Supervising Attorney When Will SSA Look Into Whether or Not I Have Transferable Skills? In order to be declared medically disabled by SSA, you must show one of the following: (1) That your medical conditions or impairments meet or equal the requirements of one of the specific SSA impairment listings.  To be

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07 Mar

How to Prove Mental Illness in a Social…

How to Prove Mental Illness in a Social Security Application By:  Disability Group (www.socialsecuritylaw.com) There is no question that people who suffer from mental illnesses have difficulty finding and maintaining employment.  Many mental illnesses such as clinic depression or bi-polar disorder can have a major effect on one’s ability to interact with others, follow directions

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02 Feb

How to Prove Pain in a Social Security Disability Case

What is the Social Security Administration trying to do in my disability case? The Social Security Administration’s main goal is to decide whether you are able to work, doing either your past job or any type of job. Does the Social Security Administration (SSA) consider the pain I am in when deciding whether to award

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28 Jan

SSDI Benefits for Family Members

Once you are approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, certain members of your family may also be entitled to payments; auxiliary benefits may be available for your spouse, your former spouse, and your children. Auxiliary Benefits for Your Spouse Your spouse may be eligible for payments upon your award of SSDI benefits, if

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