Ocala Social Security Disability Lawyer Explains How Inflammatory Bowel Disease May Qualify for Disability Benefits

Ocala Social Security disability lawyers are familiar with Social Security disability claims involving common digestive impairments such as abdominal distress, diarrhea and fecal incontinence. Some of these digestive impairments, such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, are generally known as Read more →

Chronic Pain as a Basis for Social Security Disability Benefits: Part 2– Intensity and Persistence

If you have a medically determinable impairment, that is -- your medical records and doctors’ reports illustrate an underlying physical or mental impairment that could reasonably be expected to cause your pain, the Social Security Administration next evaluates the intensity and persistence of your Read more →

Questions after a Favorable Decision: Medicare Eligibility and Overpayment Problems Medicare eligibility

A common question from claimants after a favorable decision is “When will I be eligible for Medicare?’  Medicare will be available to you after you have received Social Security disability benefits for 24 months. However, if you would like to sign up for Medicare Part B, you must pay a premium that Read more →

“Substantial Gainful Activity” For Self-Employed Claimants

As an Ocala disability lawyer, I have helped many individuals who are self-employed with their Social Security disability applications and appeals. In every case, the Social Security Administration uses a five-step process to determine disability. The first step requires the applicant to prove that he Read more →

Was My Social Security Disability Benefits Claim Denied in Error?

You try to work but cannot because of your medical condition. You apply for Social Security disability benefits and are shocked when your claim is denied. Do not let the denial of your claim discourage you. Appeal until you get a hearing before an administrative law judge.  Many claims are denied initially, Read more →

Questions to Expect at Your Disability Hearing If Sitting Is a Problem

You can appeal the denial of your application for Social Security disability benefits at an Administrative Hearing. During the Administrative Hearing, you will testify under oath before an Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ. Both the ALJ and your Ocala disability lawyer can ask you questions about you Read more →

Testifying About Fatigue at an Administrative Hearing

If you received a Social Security disability claim denial, you can appeal the denial at a disability hearing. During a Social Security disability hearing, you will testify before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) about your medical condition. The ALJ and your Ocala disability lawyer can ask you questions Read more →