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Are Doctor's Statements More Important than Medical Records?

Application preparation can make or break your application for disability benefits. Without the correct supportive evidence your claim may be delayed or even denied. Unfortunately, most people don’t know where to begin when it comes to preparing to apply for Social Security Disability. This week’s blog question was sent to us on Facebook and touches upon the subject of application preparation and collecting the necessary supportive evidence.

What Medical Records do I Need to Include in my Application for Disability Benefits?

An important aspect of applying for disability benefits is collecting and submitting medical documentation to support your claim. This medical documentation validates your application and proves to the Social Security Administration that you are, in fact, disabled.

Is an Informally Adopted Child Eligible for Auxiliary Benefits?

Although our most recent blog posts have focused on the Social Security Disability Appeal hearing, today we’ll be addressing the subject of auxiliary benefits. This question was sent to us through our interactive disability forum. As always, if you have a disability benefit question that you’d like us to answer, leave it in the comment section below. Today’s blog topic is:

Can I Bring Witnesses to My Social Security Disability Appeal Hearing?

Last week we wrote a blog post discussing the benefits of bringing your doctor to your disability appeal hearing. The week we plan to talk more about the role of witnesses during the Social Security Disability appeal hearing. Today we will answer the following question that was sent to us on Facebook:

What Should I Wear to my Social Security Disability Appeal Hearing?

Today we will be sticking with our recent theme-- Social Security Disability appeal hearings. Today's question is: How should I dress for my disability appeal hearing? Although this may not be a claimant’s first concern, it is definitely something that should be considered carefully. In this blog post we will talk about the importance of your appearance at a disability hearing and will provide you with some helpful hints to dress for success.

How Should I Answer the ALJ's Questions at my Social Security Disability Appeal Hearing?

Our most recent blog posts have focused on the disability appeal hearing. So far we have covered the following questions: “How should I act at my disability appeal hearing?” and “Should I bring my doctor to my disability appeal hearing?” You can find those posts, here. Today we will answer the following question:

Should I Bring my Doctor to my Social Security Disability Appeal Hearing?

If your Social Security Disability Claim has advanced to the appeal hearing level, you are likely doing everything in your power to ensure that your claim is successful. Last week we addressed a question that was sent to us regarding how to behave at a disability hearing. This week we will be answering another question to help prepare you to appear in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).

How should I act during my disability appeal hearing?

The Social Security Disability appeal hearing is an important part of the appeals processes. During the appeal hearing, applicants who have previously been denied benefits appear in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to answer questions about their claim. For many applicants, this can be a nerve-wracking experience. In an effort to ease your fears and prepare you for your disability hearing, we will be answering the following question: “How should I act during my appeal hearing?”

What Makes a Disability Claim Successful?

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can feel like a full time job. As an applicant, you are responsible for completing paperwork, attending interviews, compiling medical documentation, and keeping tabs on your claim throughout the entire process. Unfortunately, many applicants put in the time and energy only to be denied.

So what can you do to make sure your application stays out of the rejection pile? Although there are never any guarantees, there are steps you can take to increase your chances of approval. These are as follows:

Hearing Aid Awareness Week

The week of September 15th through the 21st marked Hearing Aid Awareness Week in the United States. The invention of the hearing aid has helped millions of Americans maintain their quality of life by improving their ability to hear the world around them. Today we will be dedicating this blog post to the hearing aid and the promotion of healthy hearing.

The History of Hearing Aids

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