How Social Security Treats Allegations of Pain on Your Disability Application
Social Security's rules and regulations dealing with the evaluation of subjective symptoms, including chronic pain, are intended to separate bona fide symptoms from those that are exaggera
Explain to Social Security How Your Disability Affects Your Daily Activities
Your difficulties with daily personal activities are very helpful to Social Security’s disability determination.
How to Get Your Doctor to Help With Your Social Security Disability Case
If you believe you might qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you need your doctor to support your claim for disability.
How Social Security Considers Multiple Impairments When Making Disability Decisions
Many applicants for Social Security disability benefits have several different medical issues that are preventing them from working.
Getting Your Doctor's Opinion Into Your Social Security Disability File and Making it Count
Having a detailed report on your symptoms and limitations from your doctor can make or break your disability case.
Is it Possible to Win a Disability Case Without Having Seen a Doctor Often?
Here’s what to do if you haven’t gotten consistent medical treatment for your disability.
Getting Social Security Disability Through a Medical-Vocational Allowance
Most people win Social Security or SSI disability benefits by showing they don't have the capacity to do any job.
How Social Security Uses a Grid of Medical-Vocational Rules to Decide Disability
If you are 50 years old or older when applying for Social Security disability, it may be easier for you to get approved for disability benefits than it is for a younger person.
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Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability
Written by a former SSA medical consultant, Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability is the essential book for learning about the disability process, and can be helpful whether you hire or lawyer or not.
Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits
Nolo's book covers Medicare and Medicaid rules for persons with disabilities.