Tips on Preparing for your Disability Hearing

April 17th, 2014

The Hearing Process

The administrative hearing at the Social Security administration offices is your opportunity to present more information about your disability claim. You will be expected to appear at the time and date established for your hearing.

Frequently Asked Questions about Qualifying for Disability Benefits

April 17th, 2014

Here are some common questions and answers about disability benefits from an Oakland Social Security disability law firm.

How does the Social Security Administration (SSA) determine whether claimants are disabled or are not disabled?

To make a finding of disability, the Social Security Administration will examine what kinds of work-related activities a claimant can do taking his or her impairments into account.

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April 17th, 2014

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Tips for Your Doctor from Your Oakland Disability Lawyer

Your doctor will play an important role in your disability case. Your Oakland disability attorney will communicate with your doctor to prepare him or her for this role and answer any questions he or she may have.

Past Relevant Work

April 2nd, 2014

An important factor in determining whether you will qualify for Social Security disability benefits is your "past relevant work." You should understand how your past relevant work will affect your disability claim and why it is so important, especially if you do not qualify for disability benefits on the basis of your medical findings alone.