Posts Tagged ‘social security disability’

SSA Hearing Update

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

The Social Security Administration postponed all disability hearings from mid March through June 2020 and started rescheduling hearings in July but only for remote telephone hearings currently. Once the Covid 19 pandemic subsides, then Social Security disability claimants can elect to have either in-person hearings or video hearings with the Administrative Law Judge again.

SSA Disability Hearing Update

Monday, July 27th, 2020

The Social Security Administration is currently holding only telephone hearings for disability claimants until further notice. Prior to Covid 19, the disability claimant could elect either an in-person hearing or a video hearing with an Administrative Law Judge.

2020 Best of Orlando Award in Social Security Counselors and Representatives

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

For the seventh consecutive year, James W. Nuebel, has been selected for the 2020 Best of Orlando Award in the Social Security Counselors and Representatives category by the Orlando Award Program.

2019 Top 100 Social Security Disability Lawyer in Florida

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

For the sixth consecutive year, James W. Nuebel has been recognized as a Top 100 Social Security Disability Lawyer in Florida by The National Advocates.

Social Security Administration Hearing Backlog Reduced

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Over the past few years, it would usually take about 2 years to get a hearing after requesting one. This year hearings are being scheduled 6-12 months after requesting a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. This is great news for social security disability claimants who are waiting to have a decision made on their disability claims.

2019 Best of Orlando Award in Social Security Counselors and Representatives

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

For the sixth consecutive year, James W. Nuebel has been selected for the 2019 Best of Orlando Award in the Social Security Counselors and Representatives category by the Orlando Award Program.

2014 Top 100 Social Security Disability Lawyer in Florida

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

James W. Nuebel, of The Nuebel Law Firm, P.A. has been selected as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Florida in Social Security Disability Law by The National Advocates.

Members of The National Advocates exemplify superior qualifications in leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of law and membership is by invitation only.

The National Advocates is a professional organization composed of the Top 100 attorneys from each state who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system.

What Daily Activity Questions Are Asked At The Social Security Disability Hearing?

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

At the Social Security disability hearing the claimant will be asked about their daily activities by the judge or their attorney, such as:

Are you licensed to drive?
Do you drive?
Do you have difficulty driving?
Are you able to drive long distances?
What time do you get up in the morning?
What time to you go to sleep?
Do you sleep well at night?
Do you rest during the day?
Do you lie down during the day?
What time do you eat meals?
Do you prepare your own meals?
Are you able to perform the following household chores?
Washing dishes? Washing Clothes? Vacuuming? Making beds?
Take out the garbage? Mow the yard? Do other housework?
Do you take walks?
Do you watch TV?
Do you use a computer?
Do you have difficulties with: Bathing? Showering?
Dressing yourself? Combing your hair? Brushing your teeth?
Do you go shopping?
Do you visit with friends or family?
Do you have young children at home?
Do you take care of any pets?
Do you have difficulty getting along with people?
Are you a member of any clubs, organizations or church?
Are you involved in any of the following recreational activies?
Going to movies? Going out to eat? Sports? Theme Parks?

When testifying you need to provide detailed information about your daily activities to the Social Security disability judge in order to prove that your medical conditions are severe and disabling and prevent you from working.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney

What Functional Capacity Questions Are Asked At The Social Security Disability Hearing?

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

At the Social Security disability hearing the claimant will be asked about their functional capacity limitations by the judge or their attorney, such as:

Are you limited in the use of your shoulders, arms, wrists or hands?
Describe your limitations?
Are you able to reach your arms above shoulder level?
Are you able to use your hands for repetitive movements?
How long can you sit comfortably in one spot?
How long can you stand in one spot?
Do you have difficulty walking?
How far can you walk?
Do you need a cane or crutches to walk?
Do you have difficulty bending, stooping or crouching?
How much can you lift or carry?
Do you have any balance problems?

When testifying you need to give detailed information regarding your functional capacity limitations so the Social Security judge can determine if your limitations are severe enough to prevent you from working and make a favorable ruling in awarding you Social Security disability benefits.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney

What Medical Questions Are Asked At The Social Security Disability Hearing?

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

At the Social Security disability hearing the claimant will be asked about their medical conditions, illnesses and injuries by the judge or their attorney, such as:

Describe your illness/injury/condition
Do you experience pain?
Where? How often? How severe?
Do you take medications to relieve pain?
Do you receive regular medical treatment?
What types of treatment?
Medications? Physical therapy? Counseling?
Any side effects from medications?
Have you ever been treated for a mental condition?
Depression? Anxiety? Schizophrenia?
Have you had any hospital ER visits?
Any hospitalizations?
Any surgeries?

When testifying it is most beneficial to give detailed information regarding your disabling medical conditions that prevent you from working so the Social Security disability judge can assess the severity of your medical conditions in determining whether to award you Social Security disability benefits.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney