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Nolo's guide to social security disability : getting & keeping your benefits
Morton, David A., 1945- author.
9th edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, California : NOLO, [2018]

Physical Description:
446 pages ; 23 cm
This comprehensive and compassionate book covers both SSDI and SSI, shows you how to prove a disability, and explains how your age, education, and work experience affect your chances. Parents will find special information about benefits available to children with a disability. Learn how to: find the disability criteria for your medical condition, prove the severity of your disability, appeal if you're denied benefits, work part time while keeping your benefits, prepare for a Continuing Disability Review, and more. Plus, this book is packed with filled-in samples of all the forms you'll need, including the SSDI and SSI disability applications. This edition covers recent major changes, including: updated disability listings for over 65 medical conditions, new rules concerning hearings and evidence, and changes in how Social Security considers evidence from treating doctors and other medical providers.
General Note:
Includes index.
What Is Social Security Disability? -- Applying for Disability Benefits -- Disability Benefits for Children -- Getting Benefits During the Application Process (SSI) -- Proving You Are Disabled -- Who Decides Your Claim? -- How Claims Are Decided -- Whether You Can Do Some Work: Your RFC -- How Age, Education, and Work Experience Matter -- When Benefits Begin -- Reasons You May Be Denied Benefits -- Appealing If Your Claim Is Denied -- Once You Are Approved -- Continuing Disability Review -- Your Right to Representation -- Appendixes A. Glossary of Bureaucratic Terms -- B. Examples of Technical Rationales for Denials -- C. Medical-Vocational Rules -- D. How to Use The Medical Listings on
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