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How You Answer A Social Security Judge’s Question about Taking Your Kids to School Can Destroy Your Social Security Disability Claim

Congratulations! Your big day is finally here! The Social Security judge is going to ask you a lot of questions and, hopefully, your attorney has gone over with you all the questions you will be asked and even done a video that goes over how to truthfully answer those questions. If not, let me make some suggestions about how to answer a Social Security judge’s questions about what you do every day. Judges like to ask questions about house cleaning, cooking, taking the kids to school, and doing yard work. Your answers can make or break your Social Security disability claim. Why?...

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I Can’t Live On My Social Security Disability Benefits! Can I Get More Money?

More Money Social Security Disability Claims

Unfortunately, the answer is no! The amount of your Social Security Disability benefits is based on your prior earnings record. If you have had a low paying job, your benefits will below. While you can't more than your earnings records allow, you can earn at least $1.100 per month without jeopardizing your benefits. If you do earn more than that, we suggest you enter into an approved SSA work program that will allow you to work and earn more than $1,100. If you are unable to maintain those earnings you won't jeopardize your Social Security Disability benefits. However, if you continue...

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I Have Old Medical Records Aren’t Those Enough To Win My Social Security Disability Claim?

Old Medical Records Social Security Disability

No! Old records may simply establish a diagnosis, but what is material is the medical records for the year prior to you stop working and the time period after you stop working. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will determine your functional capacity and whether you're able to work. In other words, the Social Security Administration will want to know: - how long you can sit, stand and walk, - how much you can lift and carry, - whether you have any non-exertional impairments such as pain, - the need to alternate positions or side effects of medication which impair your employability. While old records are helpful...

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