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Transferable Skills

Transferable Skills and the DOT

One of the more technical and intimidating aspects for individuals who worked in highly skilled jobs is understanding how transferable skills are analyzed during the disability hearing. For claimants with skilled or highly skilled work backgrounds—as opposed to those with only unskilled backgrounds requiring little training or education— winning a […]

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Initial Claim for Disability Benefits

Filing an initial claim for disability benefits is a watershed moment in most workers’ lives.  By the point filing disability has been considered, a Claimant has almost certainly experienced such significant mental or physical health issues at to prevent or remarkably reduce the ability to work.  As such all communications […]

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Reconsideration: After an Initial Denial

When individuals file for disability, the odds are initially against them.  Most disability claims are denied at the initial level of application.  In fact, nearly 70% of claims are denied at the initial stage.  Claimants should not give up because the odds of success will improve (just not as quickly […]

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First, Do No Harm. Things to Avoid When Seeking Disability

The Social Security Disability application process provides a path to secure vital support for disabled individuals who can no longer perform work in the national economy.  However, various things to avoid can derail claims that should otherwise win.  The key factor to winning a disability case is to ensure that […]

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Different Disability Claim Types Require Different Approaches

While proving disability may seem like a universal task, the journey can be widely different for individuals based on the disability claim types presented by their health challenges.  This article will lay out a few of the major categories and types of disability claims, and the special challenges and opportunities […]

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10 Things to Do While Waiting for Disability

Waiting for Disability or SSI decisions is a lengthy and frustrating process during a desperate time.  Most initial applicants are denied, which results in an appeals process that results in waiting for disability for two years.  This time period should not simply be treated as a wait.  If denied at […]

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10 Things to Know Before Starting a Disability Case

When starting a Disability case by filing for SSI or Social Security Disability, there are a number of items to evaluate.  Here are OBF’s list of 10 Things to Know Before Starting a Disability Case.  While this list is by no means exhaustive, it contains a number of things Claimants […]