I have a fairly small disability practice. I handle Social Security cases for current and former clients. Sometimes, I am referred disability clients by doctors and other lawyers and I help them.
Getting Social Security Disability is difficult.
1. It is not enough for a claimant to show they cannot perform their past work. To qualify, a claimant must show they cannot do any kind of work in the economy.
2. It is not enough for the claimant to argue there are no job openings, or that they could not get hired. Social Security does not care about those things – they only care about whether a claimant can physically and mentally perform work that theoretically exists.
3. It is not enough to get a doctor to say “disabled”. Though that might be helpful, Social Security reserves the decision about disability for themselves. Instead, the doctor will need to state what kind of work limitations the claimant has.
If you are applying for disability, call me. If I can help you, I will tell you. If you do not need help, I will tell you that too. If I think you cannot win your case, I will tell you.