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Disability Workbook for Social Security Applicants
(7th Edition, Revised March 2008)

Experienced disability lawyer Douglas Smith helps people applying for disability benefits prove their claims to the satisfaction of the Social Security Administration (SSA) in this new fifth edition of the Disability Workbook. The Workbook explains the roles of applicant, doctor, and SSA. It not only explains the usual claim process, but also a new claim process that SSA is testing in ten states: AL, AK, CA - Los Angeles North and West, CO, LA, MI, MO, NH, NY - Brooklyn and Albany areas, and PA. 136 pages, $19.95 & $4.75 shipping priority mail). Available as e-book today. Click here to order

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A Helping Hand -- with Social Security Disability
Explains the Social Security disability program with pictures. Shows what to do and not do.

Authored by a novel three person team: a disability lawyer, graphic artist, and comic book writer, who have created an accessible, user-friendly introductory guide for folks new to the disability application process - or folks who are just baffled by papers and forms.

Attorney Doug Smith says, "Helping Hand is a concise illustration of how to get started, or how to help a friend or spouse document important details that will secure Social Security Disability Benefits sooner rather than later."

Ten large-type pages of words and pictures, plus six useful "Factsheets" that help you organize your case.. Winter 2004 (16 pages) Available as e-book. Click here to order

Win Benefits by Partnering with SSA
This booklet helps you think like a disability examiner and be persuasive with SSA It shows how to prove your entitlement by thoroughly documenting your medical status and your ability to function. The recommended approach quickly answers the questions that most concern a disability examiner, and speeds decision of the claim.

Available as print or e-book. Click here to order

Recipe for Winning DI Benefits from SSA
This booklet compares proving disability with following a recipe to bake a cake. The SSA definition of disability is the recipe, and the booklet shows how to follow it and win Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The booklet explains key elements of the SSA disability definition (substantial gainful activity, medically determinable impairment, and continuous disability for 12 months) and offers principles that help you both to do the right thing and sidestep common pitfalls. Guided by these principles, you submit the kind of medical documentation that speeds a claim decision and improves your prospects for winning.

Six "Factsheets" are provided that help organize and focus your case. Summer-Fall 2004 (24 pages) Available as print or e-book. Click here to order

Proving Disability to SSA -- Overcoming New Challenges in the Disability Claim Process
This special issue shows how disabled applicants can win disability benefits quickly by thoroughly documenting their claims. Experienced disability lawyer Douglas Smith explains the applicant's role in both the conventional disability claim process, and in the new claim process being tested in ten states. (AL, AK, CA - Los Angeles North and West, CO, LA, MI, MO, NH, NY - Brooklyn and Albany areas, and PA.) This issue also has a time-line of effective dates for new Social Security "work incentives" that help people earn money despite their disabilities. Fall 2003. (24 pages). People who have the Disability Workbook do not need this booklet. Available as print or e-book. Click here to order

Disability Evaluation in a Nutshell -- A Three Minute Guide to Effective Medical Reports.
A quick read for doctors who want to know the medical questions to be addressed in reports about patients' disabilities to the Social Security Administration. Writer Douglas Smith is a veteran disability lawyer and interviewed five experienced physicians for this piece. Also, the booklet has a checklist for functional impairment, a patient's daily activities worksheet, and a sample disability report. June 2005. (16 pages) Available as print or e-book. Click here to order

Disability Evaluation in a Nutshell -- For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Disability Evaluation in a Nutshell for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome shows how to apply the principles of Social Security Ruling 99-2p to writing persuasive medical reports that satisfy Social Security disability standards. We offer this as an e-Book only. The print version can be ordered from The CFIDS Association of America. Winter 2004-2005. (24 pages) Available as e-book. Click here to order

Disability Evaluation in a Nutshell -- For Interstitial Cystitis.
Disability Evaluation in a Nutshell for Interstitial Cystitis shows how to apply the principles of Social Security Ruling, SSR 02-2p to writing persuasive medical reports that satisfy Social Security disability standards. We offer this as an e-Book only. The print version can be ordered from The Interstitial Cystitis Association. Winter 2004-2005. (24 pages) Available as e-book. Click here to order

Preparing for Your Disability Review
Shows disabled applicants how to protect disability benefits by thoroughly documenting their medical status and ability to function. In this special issue, experienced disability lawyer Douglas Smith explains both the short form “mailer” review and the more comprehensive “full medical review,” and offers useful tips on the types of responses called for. Includes six valuable and well tested worksheets that help document continuing disability. October 2007 (28 pages) Available as e-book. Click here to order

When SSA Asks Repayment
How to respond to SSA when they ask for money back. Winter 1999 (12 pages) Available as print or e-book. Click here to order

Moderate Work - Congress Encourages SSDI Beneficiaries to Work, Within Limits
This special issue shows how Social Security "work incentive" rules may enable Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries to earn moderate amounts of money without losing benefits. March 2007 (8 pages). Available as print or e-book. Click here to order

Winning SSDI While Working
This special issue describes how some applicants may obtain SSDI benefits before they stop working. More than 1.3 million workers a year apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Most of them have stopped working. However, because of their bills, some applicants must continue to work despite their disabilities until their benefit checks start coming. This booklet is for them. Winter 2005 (16 pages) Available as print or e-book. Click here to order

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