Synopses & Reviews
Written both for first-time applicants and existing recipients of Social Security disability, this guide demystifies the program and tells you everything you need to know about qualifying and applying for benefits, maintaining your benefits, and appealing the denial of a claim. Learn about: .
what Social Security disability is
. what benefits are available to disabled children
. how to prove a disability
. how age, education and work experience affect benefits
. whether or not one can work while receiving benefits
. how to appeal a denial of benefits
. how to respond to a Continuing Disability Review. in-depth medical listings to help you determine whether a condition will qualify This edition is completely updated with the latest rules, information and medical listings, including updated descriptions of SSA regulations governing immune and digestive system disorders; updated information on the "ticket-to-work" program, which provides new training and opportunities for disabled workers; the latest forms and instructions for filling them out; plus updated figures, fees, and contact information.
About the Author
David A. Morton has degrees in psychology (B.A.) and medicine (M.D.). For 14 years, he was a disability determination consultant for the Social Security Administration, serving as Chief Medical Consultant for eight years. In his capacity as Chief Medical Consultant, Dr. Morton hired, trained, supervised and evaluated the work of medical doctors and clinical psychologists, and made thousands of disability determinations for both adults and children. Dr. Morton has authored several books on Social Security disability for attorneys and judges.
Table of Contents
Your Social Security Disability Companion
1. What Is Social Security Disability?
2. Applying for Disability Benefits
3. Disability Benefits for Children
4. Getting Benefits During the Application Process
5. Proving You Are Disabled
6. Who Decides Your Claim?
7. How Claims Are Decided
8. If You Can Do Some Work
9. How Age, Education, and Work Experience Matter
10. When Benefits Begin
11. Reasons You May Be Denied Benefits
12. Appealing If Your Claim Is Denied
13. Once You Are Approved
14. Continuing Disability Review
15. Your Right to Representation
Government Forms Explained in This Book