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This page will help show you how to win a operacion hernia discal lumbar social security disability insurance (SSDI). It will also give you tips to win SSI, or supplemental security income. The information contained on this page and throughout this site operacion hernia discal lumbar is extensive. However, if you are committed to maximizing your chance of winning operacion hernia discal lumbar your SSDI and/or SSI claim, keep reading this site.

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This page does not provide legal advice. It is not a substitute for hiring an attorney to operacion hernia discal lumbar represent you in your claim. Nor is it a substitute for doing further research into operacion hernia discal lumbar the social security disability process. I will attempt, however, to provide you some insider tips while pursuing disability. Again, I will not discuss the law or get into specific operacion hernia discal lumbar procedures here. Instead, I will give five tips on things you can do operacion hernia discal lumbar to help your own disability case. Guide to winning social security disability

Residual functional capacity (RFC) forms, also called ability to do work related activity forms or operacion hernia discal lumbar physical capacity evaluation (PCE) forms, can be the difference between winning and losing your SSDI operacion hernia discal lumbar or SSI claim. If your doctor supports your claim for disability, try to get him or her to give you a operacion hernia discal lumbar detailed written report of your condition(s) and how they limit you. This can be extremely persuasive evidence in helping you win operacion hernia discal lumbar your claim for social security disability benefits.

You can obtain an RFC or ability to do work operacion hernia discal lumbar related activity form from social security or your attorney. The SSA’s ability to do work related activity form (physical) is a “one-size-fits-all” form. It is used for any type of physical disability. Because different physical disabilities can impair you in different ways, my firm has customized rfcs for certain conditions. For example, we have a back RFC, a fibromyalgia RFC, a heart RFC, a cancer RFC, a crohn’s RFC, a COPD RFC, a seizure RFC, etc. Contact us about your disability and I will send you operacion hernia discal lumbar the appropriate RFC for your condition.

2. The SECOND TIP to help boost your chance of winning operacion hernia discal lumbar is to keep a journal of your activities of daily operacion hernia discal lumbar living. Sit down and write down how your condition limits you operacion hernia discal lumbar on a daily basis. Keep this journal handy at all times so that if operacion hernia discal lumbar you experience any mental or physical problems that limit your operacion hernia discal lumbar chores and other activities during the day you can make operacion hernia discal lumbar a note of it.

Now that you have this journal, what information do you put in it? You should start with a description of how your disability operacion hernia discal lumbar keeps you from performing work you have done in the operacion hernia discal lumbar past. List the duties you performed in your past jobs, and note why your conditions keeps you from performing those operacion hernia discal lumbar duties. You should note other issues you are experiencing, such as how your disability disturbs your sleeping patterns, the amount of pain you have when performing chores and operacion hernia discal lumbar other tasks (or even at rest), and how you need to take breaks even when doing operacion hernia discal lumbar simple tasks.

Think about other activities like shopping and social activities like operacion hernia discal lumbar going to church, and how they are now limited. Perhaps you are unable to do certain things at all operacion hernia discal lumbar any more, such as hobbies like fishing and gardening. Note how your disability affects your ability to perform even operacion hernia discal lumbar simple, routine, repetitive tasks (srrts) such as driving a vehicle, grocery shopping, visiting family, taking care of family, sitting, standing, walking, remembering and attending appointments, cooking, dealing with stressful situations, dealing with other people, and more.

Think about things you used to be able to do operacion hernia discal lumbar and can no longer do due to your disabling conditions operacion hernia discal lumbar and make a note of those as well. Perhaps there are other things you can still do, but only do them for limited periods of time due operacion hernia discal lumbar to pain or fatigue. For example, you may have difficulty with your grip strength using your operacion hernia discal lumbar hands, a more limited ability to push and pull, and a more limited ability to lift and carry weight operacion hernia discal lumbar with your arms and hands.

You may have memory and concentration problems, difficulty sitting very long, chronic pain, etc. You should also note any side effects you experience from operacion hernia discal lumbar your medication. Not side effects like cotton mouth, but side-effects that would affect your ability to work like extreme operacion hernia discal lumbar fatigue or tiredness, dizziness, and being foggy-headed.

Please remember, these are just examples. Do not use them as examples in your journal unless operacion hernia discal lumbar you are actually experiencing these issues. Your journal is specific and unique to you. Thus, you should note your own personal issues, concerns, problems, limitations, and pain.

Many claims will be decided on whether you can do operacion hernia discal lumbar a sedentary (sit-down) job or not, especially if you are under 50 years old. Thus, you should think about and write down why you could operacion hernia discal lumbar not even do a sit-down job. Keep in mind sedentary jobs are sit-down jobs where you do not have to lift greater operacion hernia discal lumbar than 10 pounds on a regular basis. Sedentary jobs are explained more in the GRID rules section operacion hernia discal lumbar of this site.

3. The THIRD TIP to help increase your chance of winning operacion hernia discal lumbar your SSDI and/or SSI claim is to continue to obtain medical treatment operacion hernia discal lumbar from your doctors and always take your medications as prescribed. When making a disability determination, social security will often make the wrongful assumption your condition operacion hernia discal lumbar must not be that bad if you are not getting operacion hernia discal lumbar medical treatment and/or you are not taking your prescribed medication like you operacion hernia discal lumbar are supposed to.

On a similar note, if you stop taking your medication, or you do not take it exactly as prescribed by operacion hernia discal lumbar your doctor, then social security may deny your claim because you are operacion hernia discal lumbar being “non-compliant” with your doctor’s orders. The SSA’s rules and regulations state social security must consider why operacion hernia discal lumbar an individual is not following a prescribed medical treatment or operacion hernia discal lumbar medication regime in issuing its decision.

For example, your excuse may be lack of money or health insurance operacion hernia discal lumbar to get medical care. However, my experience has shown that lack of treatment or failure operacion hernia discal lumbar to take your medication can tremendously hurt your chances of operacion hernia discal lumbar winning social security disability insurance or SSI benefits.

The reasons why many people do not take their medication operacion hernia discal lumbar vary. Oftentimes it is simply a question of money or financial operacion hernia discal lumbar ability. It seems like simple logic – if you cannot work because of your disability, then you cannot afford to continue to get treatments or operacion hernia discal lumbar medications. However, regular medical care for your medical disabilities is important for operacion hernia discal lumbar your health as well for your claim.

You must try your best to get treatment. There are numerous programs that can help you get the operacion hernia discal lumbar medical care you require. These groups include medicaid and charity care, if you qualify. When you do go to the doctor’s office, you may make mention of the fact you are pursuing operacion hernia discal lumbar social security benefits. Be sure not to go overboard. When I review medical records in a social security disability operacion hernia discal lumbar claim, it is frustrating to read in the doctor’s treatment notes that the patient is obsessed about getting operacion hernia discal lumbar disability.

4. The FOURTH TIP to help improve your chances of winning operacion hernia discal lumbar your SSDI and/or SSI claim is to be sure social security has operacion hernia discal lumbar as many of your medical records as possible before you operacion hernia discal lumbar go for a consultative exam (CE). Chances are social security will schedule you one or two operacion hernia discal lumbar consultative exams (CE).

Before you go to the CE, make sure social security has as many of your records operacion hernia discal lumbar as possible before the actual examination. If you just started seeing a doctor, just recently received some of your records, or you just recently sent your records in to social operacion hernia discal lumbar security, take a copy of the records with you to the operacion hernia discal lumbar exam to make sure the SSA has them and give operacion hernia discal lumbar them to the examining doctor.

5. The FIFTH TIP is for the consultative exam. Tell the CE doctor all of your medical conditions, even if he or she does not ask you about operacion hernia discal lumbar them. If it is a CE for physical problems, the doctor will perform a physical exam. Keep in mind he or she is observing you the operacion hernia discal lumbar whole time you are there – from the time you are in the waiting room until operacion hernia discal lumbar you leave in your car.

The doctor will note your appearance such as how you operacion hernia discal lumbar are dressed, whether you are showered, if your hair is done, whether your nails are trimmed and painted, etc. When answering these questions keep in mind the doctor has operacion hernia discal lumbar seen hundreds (if not thousands) of claimants trying to get disability benefits.

Do not try and fool the doctor by purposely giving operacion hernia discal lumbar ridiculous answers or intentionally missing the question. If you do, chances are the doctor will note in his or her operacion hernia discal lumbar report that your answers were contrived. Not only is this dishonest but this could destroy your operacion hernia discal lumbar disability claim.

Other advice. Another piece of advice on how to win social security operacion hernia discal lumbar disability insurance (SSDI) or SSI is to remember your non-exertional limitations become even more important if (1) you do not meet a listing, and (2) you are under 50 years old or you are 50 operacion hernia discal lumbar years old or older but had past relevant work that operacion hernia discal lumbar is considered sedentary. In this situation you will have to show that your operacion hernia discal lumbar conditions are so severe that you cannot even do a operacion hernia discal lumbar sedentary jobs.

Some important examples of limitations that may prove this are: inability to sit for long periods of time, mental limitations (such as difficulty with memory, concentration, getting along with others, dealing with stressful situations, etc.), limitations in reaching, pushing and pulling, and limitations in your posture (such as twisting, bending, stooping, etc.). But just telling the doctor you have these limitations is operacion hernia discal lumbar not enough. The limitations must be supported by the medical evidence. This is where the RFC from your treating doctors becomes operacion hernia discal lumbar so important.

That brings us back to the residual functional capacity forms operacion hernia discal lumbar (RFC forms), also called ability to do work related activity forms or operacion hernia discal lumbar physical capacity evaluations (pces). It is important to remember medical evidence, especially rfcs/pces, is the key to winning an SSDI or SSI claim.

It is the claimant’s responsibility as the one trying to get disability to operacion hernia discal lumbar show he or she has an impairment and to prove operacion hernia discal lumbar the severity of the impairment. The social security administration will request medical records from any operacion hernia discal lumbar doctors, hospitals and clinics you identify. However, do not leave everything to them.

It is up to you to make sure social security operacion hernia discal lumbar has all of your records. Your medical records and other evidence should come from “acceptable medical sources.” acceptable medical sources include: licensed physicians (medical or osteopathic doctors), licensed or certified psychologists, licensed optometrists, licensed podiatrists, and qualified speech language pathologists.

Additional evidence from a provider who is not considered an operacion hernia discal lumbar acceptable medical source (such as a chiropractor) will be considered but such evidence is given considerably less operacion hernia discal lumbar weight in the decision. Let’s say, for example, you are applying for disability with a back problem. If you are seeing a chiropractor for such problem, you should make sure you are also seeing a medical operacion hernia discal lumbar doctor (preferably a specialist such as an orthopedist).

Medical record evidence from both the medical doctor and chiropractor operacion hernia discal lumbar will be considered. However, the orthopedist’s records will be given considerable more weight than the operacion hernia discal lumbar chiropractor’s records. Remember, social security will also want all of your records from operacion hernia discal lumbar any hospitals, clinics, urgent care facilities, and other health facilities where you have been.

The most important medical evidence in your case will come operacion hernia discal lumbar from your treating sources. If you want to win your disability benefits, it is up to you to make sure social security operacion hernia discal lumbar has all the evidence from your treating providers. Social security is supposed to place special emphasis on evidence operacion hernia discal lumbar from treating sources.

A well-written letter or narrative report detailing your condition, treatment and resulting impairments – along with your treating sources treatment notes and an RFC operacion hernia discal lumbar from him or her – will go a long way to improving your chances of operacion hernia discal lumbar winning your social security disability or SSI claim.

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