Our Injury And Disability Blog
When you are denied disability benefits you deserve, or you suffer injuries in an accident, you may have rights to compensation. With frequent posts on our legal blog, the experienced attorneys at Ortiz Law Firm share news, information, and insight into many topics related to these important legal matters.blogblog
Disability Insurance Benefits
Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits pays benefits if you are “insured,” meaning that you worked long enough and paid enough Social Security taxes.
The Biggest Mistakes Social Security Disability Claimants Make
The biggest mistakes social security disability claimants make are: (1) failure to follow doctor’s orders, (2) abusing drugs or alcohol; & (3) exaggerating
Social Security Benefit Calculation | SSA Calculator
Social Security Benefit Calculation: AARP’s calculator helps you decide the best time to claim benefits. Most should wait, but some should claim earlier.
Treating Physician Rule: Substantial Weight is Given To a Treating Doc
The Treating Physician Rule: substantial weight should be given to treating doctor’s opinions as to impairment in a Residual Functional Capacity Form (RFC).
Submitting Evidence to Social Security
Insider Tips on Submitting Evidence to Social Security in SSDI and SSI disability claims: submit records early in the claim and avoid submitting duplicates.
Quick Disability Determination (QDD) and Social Security Disability
Quick Disability Determination is a method that the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses to process SSDI and SSI disability claims faster.
Rules and Requirements to Qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI
Rules and Requirements for Social Security Disability Cases: There are rules on both medical eligibility and financial eligibility for disability benefits.
Video Conference Hearings in SSDI and SSI Disability Claims
In today’s day and age, video conference hearings are becoming more and more common. This explains what to expect at a videoconference hearing.
Residual Functional Capacity or RFC
Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) is evaluation of your ability to perform work-like activities taking into account your physical and mental limitations.
Hearing Before An Administrative Law Judge
Description of a disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Describes the purpose of the hearing, who will be there, types of questions, etc.