Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Social security disability Application process explained by Cincinnati Attorney

Watch this video so you can learn an overview of the social security disability process. What steps should you take to win your social security disability claim. Learn how you can start your claim on your own today. What must you prove to get disability.

Learn that if you are denied you must not delay in filing an appeal. your best chance then is to immediately hire an experienced social security disability attorney.

Learn that there are normally two appeals before you get a face to face hearing with a judge. learn what an attorney can do to help.

by Cincinnati social security disability attorney Anthony Castelli.


Call 1-800-447-6549 or 513-621-2345

For a Free Disability Case Evaluation

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Can I Get Social Security Disability for Diabetes

The Diabetic and Social Security Disability

It is very possible to get social security disability benefits if you have significant diabetes. The first way to qualify is if you meet or equal a listing.
The listings for diabetes are specific findings or symptoms that your diabetes must fit in to. Quoted below are those listings. You meet a listing if your symptoms are the same as in the listing. You equal a listing if your symptoms ate not exactly the same but they are as functionally severe as the symptoms listed.

1. A diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus.


2. Evidence of Neuropathy that must be demonstrated by "significant and persistent disorganization of motor function in two extremities" (conceivably, two arms, two legs, or one arm and one leg). This neuropathy must also result in a "sustained disturbance of gross and dexterous movements, or gait and station".


3. Acidosis that happens, on average, no less than once every two months (this must be documented by the proper blood tests).


4. Diabetic retinopathy that results in a level of visual impairment equal to the criteria set aside in section 2.00 of the impairment listing manual. Essentially, this means a visual impairment that involves a significant loss of peripheral vision in the better of the two eyes, or a significant loss of visual acuity in the better of the two eyes.

From a visual standpoint, it is very difficult for an individual with diabetes and diabetic retinopathy to qualify for social security disability or SSI benefits.This is because you must proof that you are almost blind.

Unfortunately, it is fairly difficult and relatively few claimants are approved for benefits on the basis of the listing. In fact, in most cases, claimants with diabetes who are approved for disability will not be approved on the basis of meeting the diabetes listing but, instead, will be approved on the basis of a medical vocational allowance. This means that your diabetes prevents you from working. if you meet or equal a listing and are not working social security presumes its because of you diabetes.

However if you can prove that your diabetes prevents you from working you can also get social security disability benefits. In this type of disability approval, a claimant's medical history (recent and past) and work history will have been reviewed and a determination will subsequently have to be made that the claimant is unable to return to their past work, or perform any form of "other work".

Are diabetes cases given proper consideration by the social security administration? They are given strict consideration just like most other illnesses, but these cases can be won. It does not necessarily require amputation. Many diabetics have great difficulty in controlling their sugar. It gets too high or too low. They get fatigued, feel dizzy, sick to their stomach and can even get confused or lapse into coma. These cases, if well documented with test results and third party confirmation, can be winners. For the very reason that the diabetic can not reliably work 8 hours a day five days a week.

I counsel claimants that if they can't control their sugar they should give up driving. This is strong evidence that the judges take into consideration. I have won my fair share of diabetic cases especially where there were neuropathy (feet or hand pain) or where the sugars were difficult to control.

As always, though, a disability claimant can maximize their chances of being approved for benefits by simply not giving up when they are denied (most claimants are initially denied for benefits), by following the appeals process, and by being fully prepared at the time of a disability hearing, if such a hearing becomes necessary. Hearing preparation, of course, will generally include having able attorney representation and adequate medical record documentation.

by Cincinnati social security disability attorney Anthony Castelli. He welcomes you to call him personally at 621-2345 for a free consultation

Monday, September 21, 2009

Social Securiy disability Application process

The social security application process starts with a phone call to the social security office. They will send you forms and I recommend you make an appointment to bring them in face to face. Many deserving claimants get denied. You have 60 days to appeal.

The first appeal is called a request for reconsideration. Social security may gather some more medical records but usually this still results in another deinal.

By now you should hire an experienced social security disability attorney. You are now going to appeal and request a hearing in front of the administrative law judge. You will get to meet them face to face. You are not required but you have a beter chance of winning if you have an experienced social security disability attorney with you. This step could take 18 months before you have a hearing. In limited cases an attorney might move this along faster.

An experienced social security disability can help you through the process . The statistics show represented claimants win more of their cases than unrepresented claimants.

by Anthony Castelli a Cincinnati social security disability attorney. He welcomes your calls for a free consultation at 513-621-2345


Call 1-800-447-6549 or 513-621-2345

For a Free Disability Case Evaluation

Saturday, September 19, 2009

You Can Afford To Hire a Cincinnati Social Security disability Attorney

How You can Afford to hire a Cincinnati Social Secuity Disability Attorney

Many claimants for social security are fighting for their financial survival. Because they are not able to work, of course they are facing financial hardship. So often they try to go it alone because they are unaware of how they can afford an experienced social security disability attorney to help them.

But if you are in this situation you will be able to afford a social security disability attorney. That's because most attorneys will take your case on a contingency fee. That means that you are not charged a fee unless they are able to win your case and obtain benefits that are owed to you . Most social security attorneys charge 25% of your past due benefits. So if your back benefit is $8000 the attorney gets $2000. Plus most attorneys will cap this contingency fee at $6000. So if the back benefit is over $24,000. the most that would come out is $6000. That's how I charge my social security disability clients.

Also some attorneys in Cincinnati will be willing to advance expenses and ask that you pay them back if they win. So don't despair if you are denied after your initial application. Social Security denies many deserving individuals. An experienced Cincinnati social security disability could make the difference.

If you have been denied don't delay. You only have 60 days to appeal . I would be happy to personally take your call to see if I can help you .

Anthony Castelli 1-800-447-6549 513-621-2345 You can go to my web site for more information

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

5 Steps to Winning Your Social Security Diability Claim

You may be etitled to Social secutity disability benefits, but social security often denies good claims. Here are five steps that can help you win your social security case.

1. Seek competent medical care for your physical or emotional condition on a regular basis

Without medical evidence you have no chance of winning your case. And even if you see a doctor he may not support you especially if you have not been to them enough to create a relationship.

2 Follow your doctor's advice and take the treatment and medication they prescribe. If you fail to follow treament this could lose your disability case.

3. Ask for a referral to a specialist. For example if you have epilepsy you want to see a doctor that specializes in epilepsy. A specialist doctor in a particular field carries more weight with social security than a general practioner.

4. Give social security information based in terms of how your injury or illness affects your basic work activities, such as how long you can stand at one time and how long you can stand in an 8 hour day, how much you can lift, how long you can sit and how long you can concentrate. This is a limited list but hopefully it gives you the idea.

5. Hire an attorney experienced in social security disability. They will know what exactly you need to win your case and will get the evidence necessary from your doctors. Studies show you have a better chance of winning your case with an experienced Social disability attorney

you can go to the above web link for more information about social security disability

By Anthony Castelli Cincinnati Attorney focsing on Social Security disability , Pesronal injury and workers compensation call today at 621-2345 for a no cost consultation