As an Attorney representing people for their Social Security Disability I find that there are some important questions that have to be asked before the hearing or appeal of my clients claims, I thought I would share these questions with other individuals who might be in the middle of their Social Security Disability claim.
I start with the questions that in my opinion are important to Social Security, and they are as follows:
- How old was the client at the date they claimed disability? This is very important under the rules of Social Security, there are certain ages that change the way your claim is looked at on the Grid, (the grid is a system developed by Social Security to assist in the evaluation of your claim), claimants being older at the date of their disability have a less stringent placement on the grid system.
- What is your education level, again this question is important in every aspect of a disability claim, but especially as it relates to the grid system used by Social Security Disability.
- Work experience, the type of work you have done in your past is placed against what definition Social Security has in the defining of your work, this is done through use of a book accepted by Social Security. It can define your work as either skilled or unskilled, both definitions of your past work are very important to your claim.
- Daily activities, meaning what do you do during your normal days while waiting on your disability decision? It requires a thoughtful look back into your daily routine, it is very important to know this information.
- If you are not working, how are you surviving financially? This question requires an accurate statement of how you are surviving financially without working, while waiting on a decision about your claim.
I hope these thoughts have been helpful, if my law office can be of help to you in your social security claim for disability please give me a call at Toll Free 1 (877) 271-2633 or local at (615) 308-2633.
Daniel L. McMurtry, Esq.