Category Archives: Social Security Disability

What Does it Mean to be Declared Disabled?

It is up to an administrative judge to determine if you can be declared disabled. A five step process well determine the rules and a lawyer should know what those processes are. Medical evidence will be gathered and attorney Jason Weaver advises his clients to testify in court. Watch as Jason Weaver explains the process in detail and why you need a lawyer to help you with any questions you might have. Video Transcription: A lawyer will number one know the law, what it means to be disabled. To be declared disabled under the rules of the social administration is a question of law. A lot of folks, “Well my doctor said I can’t work and so why am I not disabled?” Well it’s not up to your doctor, it is up to the administrative law judge. There’s actually a five-step process by what it means to be declared disabled…
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Could I Appeal a Social Security Denial Without a Lawyer?

If your application for Social Security benefits is denied, then you may be entitled to file an appeal. However, the appeals process is often more complex than the initial application. In this video, attorney Jason Weaver explains how an attorney can help you appeal a Social Security denial and give you a better chance of success. Video Transcription I would not recommend a claimant go before an administrative law judge without a lawyer. As a matter of fact, if you do go before the administrative law judge without a lawyer, they are required to advise you of the possibility, and the advisability, really, of having a lawyer present, to present your case. But it’s not recommended. A lawyer will number one know the law. What it means to be disabled, to be declared disabled, under the rules of associate administration, is a question of law. A lot of folks, well…
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What’s the Difference between SSD and SSI in Social Security Disability Benefits?

People seeking Social Security disability benefits may not know there are two separate programs: the DIB program and the SSI program. In this video, attorney Jason Weaver reviews the similarities and differences between the two, and he explains how his office assists people who have been denied benefits and need legal assistance. Video Transcription: Most people think of disability as one program. It’s actually two programs, okay. The first one is what we call Disability Insurance Benefits or DIB. That works like a traditional insurance program. As you are working, your employer is withholding taxes and sending them to the government, your FICA taxes. Or you’re paying a self-employment tax to the IRS. What that does is that gives you what we call quarters of coverage, if you are earning over a certain level. Those quarters of coverage mean that if you are declared disabled within the time period, you…
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