Archive for May, 2013

How Are Social Security Disability Claims Evaluated?

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

The Social Security Administration law requires that a person’s physical and mental impairment(s) have to be of such severity that they can not perform their previous work but also can not, considering their age, education and work experience, do any other kind of substantial gainful work which exists in the national economy, regardless of whether such work exists in the immediate area in which they live, or whether a specific job vacancy exists for them, or whether they would be hired if they applied for the job. In laymans terms this means for you to collect Social Security disability benefits you must prove your physical or mental impairments are so severe that it prevents you from doing any of your former jobs and prevents you from doing any other type of work.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney

How Is The Term Disability Defined By The Social Security Administration?

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

The term disability under the Social Security Administration rules is defined as an inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months. In laymans terms this means for you to collect Social Security disability benefits you have to prove that you have severe physical or mental conditions that prevent from working fulltime and this disability will last for at least one consecutive year or you are expected to die from this condition.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney

Nuebel Law Firm Goals

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

My goal as an attorney at the Nuebel Law Firm is to represent SSDI and SSI disability claimants to the best of my ability, to successfully guide them through the Social Security Administration system and to prosecute and advocate on their behalf to protect their income rights.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney

Why Hire A Lawyer for Your Social Security Disability Claim?

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

When speaking with potential Social Security disability clients on why and when should they hire an attorney I advise them that they can handle everything on their own but the Social Security Administration’s own statistics prove that claimants who are represented by an attorney win SSDI and SSI disability benefits more often than claimants who represent themselves. I advise claimants to file the intial application (the Social Security Administration will assist you with this) and then hire an attorney or you can wait to see if you are denied before hiring an attorney. When denied you have 60 days to file an appeal and at this point you should definitely hire an attorney. Do not try to go it all alone- hire an experienced Social Security disability attorney.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney

Follow Your Doctors Treatment Plan When Filing for Social Security Disability

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

When filing for Social Security disability benefits it is very important to follow your doctors advice and treatment plan as your disability claim could be denied by the Social Security Administration for failure to do so. For instance if your medical records indicated that a treating doctor prescribed medications, physical therapy and injections for your back pain but you declined the recommended treatment you could be denied benefits for not following prescribed treatment. The Social Security judge deciding your claim may rule that you refused medical treatment which may have alleviated your back pain and allowed you to get back to work. If you did not have health insurance or money to pay for these treatments you may be able to convince a judge not to hold this against you.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney

Mental Conditions and Social Security Disability

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

If you suffer from mental conditions such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar or schizophrenia it is better to treat with a specialist such as a psychiatrist, psychologist or mental health counselor rather than from a primary care physician (PCP). A specialists medical records, findings and opinions carry greater weight with the Social Security Administration when determining if you are disabled than those from non-specialists such as a PCP or family doctor.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney