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Statements That Hurt Your Social Security Disability Hearing

Posted by Scott Flexer

In our recent blog 8 Tips to Winning Your Social Security Disability Case, we said that honesty is always the best policy. We also recommended that you don’t overshare, e.g. bringing up a criminal record or a history of drug abuse if you’re not asked about it. If you are asked, it’s not grounds for dismissal and it’s likely they will find out about it anyhow, so stick to the truth. That said, here are five statements that are probably going to hurt you when you go before the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).

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Topics: Best Practices for Social Security Disability, social security disability benefits hearing, disability benefits hearing

How to Handle Social Security Back Pay

Posted by Scott Flexer

Social Security disability benefits are supposed to cover you from the time you got disabled moving forward. However, since the SSA takes a long time to process disability applications, most successful applicants are often owed back payments. In addition, applicants who qualify for SSDI sometimes apply for benefits much later after the time they were disabled.

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Topics: Best Practices for Social Security Disability

Best Practices for Social Security Disability Cases: Compliance With Your Doctors Treatment & Medication Recommendations

Posted by Scott Flexer

The main basis of a social security disability claim is the presence of an impairment that prevents you from engaging in any substantial gainful activity. In order for the SSA to approve your disability claim,it must be convinced that you have sought after all types of treatment in your power for your medical condition.

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Topics: Apply for Disability in Florida, Best Practices for Social Security Disability

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