How to Complete Social Security Forms

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Your case may be denied because you, your spouse, friends, or relatives did not know how to complete many of the Social Security forms. Some judges use statements on these forms to prove that you are not disabled.

First, you need to know a little bit about how to prove you have a disabling impairment. Getting Social Security Disability is not at all like getting Workers’ Compensation benefits. On Workers’ Compensation cases, you only need to prove you cannot do your past work. However, on Social Security Disability cases you must prove you cannot do ANY WORK ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND NOT JUST WHERE YOU LIVE.

If you also have a Workers’ Compensation case, make sure any settlement papers include the following language: “This settlement is written off over my life time.” If this language is not included, this money may be deducted from your Social Security benefits.