Social Security Disability Resource Center
For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former disability claims examiner Tim Moore. To learn more about the author, see the “SSDRC authored by” link at the bottom of the left column menu.
The goal of SSDRC.COM, the Social Security Disability Resource Center. is to inform readers about how the Social Security Disability and SSI Disability process works from start to finish. This includes what to expect before, during, and after a disability application has been processed, common mistakes that need to be avoided, and what to do and how to react in specific situations (for example, receiving notices of denial, obtaining the status of the claim at different points, providing needed evidence, and undergoing a disability interview with a Social Security Claims Representative).
The most basic question about disability benefits is.
In explaining how the system works, SSDRC devotes attention to both medical and non-medical eligibility criteria, the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability, and the process that is used to make decisions on initial claims, reconsideration appeals, and hearings that are held by federal administrative law judges. However, the core question most applicants will have is:
How do I prove I am disabled and win disability benefits?
For individuals who have already submitted an application for disability for SSD or SSI benefits, or are merely contemplating filing for disability, learning about how the disability system works can improve the chances of winning benefits. In certain cases, it may help an individual avoid mistakes that cost valuable processing time on a case, and affect eligibility for continuing monthly benefits, back pay benefits and medicare coverage.
SSDRC covers a lot of ground on a wide range of issues, however initial topics that may be useful include the following: