The new 8th Edition of the Disability Workbook for Social Security Applicants has been called "an invaluable guide for understanding and navigating the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system." The book has won the highly respected Seal of Approval of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. The 130 page Disability Workbook highlights recent Social Security Administration (SSA) rules that promote quicker disability decisions. It also outlines the fundamentals of SSDI, the application process, how to prove a claim for disability benefits, and how to appeal an unfavorable SSA decision. Internet addresses/links are provided at appropriate places in the text to give quick access to important extra reference material. A critical analysis of SSA's Internet SSDI claim process is an important feature of the book, and compares the Internet process with the personal services available through a local Social Security office.
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The author, Douglas Smith, is an attorney who has practiced disability law since 1983. His experience includes civil and criminal trial work, mediation and conciliation. Doug is married and has two adult children and four grandchildren. Doug received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. He belongs to the Maryland State Bar, the State Bar of Texas, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, and the Texas Collaborative Law Council. Doug also has served as a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the Lupus Foundation of America, and helped in development of the Social Security Listing of Impairments for Lupus.Review:
Review of a Previous Edition: More than two-thirds of claims for Social Security disability are denied in the initial decision. In this updated Disability Workbook for Social Security Applicants, experienced disability lawyer Douglas Smith guides applicants through the process with the goal of getting benefits promptly, without unnecessary appeals. The new edition discusses the "proofs" that the Social Security Administration processors look for, and it tells you how to keep your benefits through periodic disability reviews. The workbook is written in clear language and realistically depicts the roles of applicants, their doctors and the SSA in establishing qualifications for disability benefits. It tells how to find an experienced disability lawyer and how to unravel bureaucratic tangles by getting help from your members of Congress. Smith ... advises people who win disability benefits to stay prepared for a future disability review (typically three years from the award) by seeing their doctor regularly and keeping copies of medical records ' "Then you won't be rattled when the review letter comes." From The CFIDS Chronicle --The CFIDS Chronicle, CFIDS Association of America
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Book Description Physicians' Disability Services, 1993. Book Condition: Good. 2nd. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP77208844
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