October 24, 2014

Social Security Disability Matters and Procedures an Attorney Will Address For You

  • What is the definition of “Disabled” as interpreted by the Social Security Administration
  • Determining Disability Under the Regulations and Rulings
  • Medical-Vocational Guidelines
  • Social Security Disability and SSI: Nondisability Requirements and Other Differences
  • Special Disability Programs
  • Appeal Process
  • Before Initial Interview
  • Initial Interview
  • After Initial Interview — Hearing Stage
  • After Initial Interview — Below Hearing Stage
  • Prehearing Procedure
  • Hearing Preparation — Theory of the Case
  • Obtaining Medical and Other Documentation
  • Obtaining and Dealing With Opinion Evidence
  • Analysis of Medical Impairments
  • Mental Impairments, Listings
  • Pain and Other Symptoms and Their Impact on Residual Functional Capacity
  • Proving a Case for a Claimant Under Age 50
  • Hearing Preparation
  • Preparing Witnesses to Testify
  • “The Hearing”
  • Hearing Procedure
  • Claimant’s Testimony
  • Lay Witnesses
  • The Government’s Medical Expert
  • The Government’s Vocational Expert
  • Closing Argument
  • Post-Hearing Development
  • Res Judicata, Administrative Finality and Reopening
  • Deceased Claimants
  • Peculiar Problems in Concurrent Cases
  • SSI Issues
  • Calculating the Amount of Back Benefits
  • Fleeing Felons
  • Post-Entitlement Issues
  • Overpayments
  • Continuing Disability Review and Termination of Eligibility for Disability Benefits
  • Appeals Council
  • Appeals Council: The Decision to Appeal
  • Requesting Review by the Appeals Council
  • Arguing the Case to the Appeals Council
  • Substantive Issues
  • Appealing an ALJ Denial Decision After Federal Court Remand
  • Federal Court Review
  • Considerations Prior to Filing
  • Initiating the Civil Action: Procedure
  • Post-Filing Procedure
  • Practice Before U.S. Magistrate Judges
  • Remedies: Remand and Reversal
  • Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA)
  • EAJA Time Limit
  • EAJA Sample Pleadings
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