Category Archives: Social Security Disability

Apr 10th, 2015

How to get Social Security Disability Benefits for PTSD

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a medical condition that has developed as a result of a major traumatic life event. People who suffer from PTSD can suffer from debilitating symptoms that can ultimately prevent them from being able to continue to hold down a job and make a reasonable living. Someone suffering from PTSD may possibly be eligible for Social Security disability benefits if they meet particular criteria and make the proper application to the Social Security Administration.

In order to receive Social Security disability benefits for PTSD, the individual applying for the benefit must show evidence of extreme anxiety or emotional disturbance that is brought about by regular occurrences of nightmares, flashbacks, or memoires.

Two paths to benefits
There are two ways for someone to have their request for disability benefits due to PTSD approved. The first is through medical records that satisfy the requirements for anxiety related disorders. The second way is for the requester to get a “medical-vocational allowance”.

Satisfying the anxiety listing
Someone who is suffering from PTSD needs to prove to the Social Security Administration a history of disruption in daily life that has been brought about by the nightmares and flashbacks that have been experienced. Other ways to qualify under this listing is if the applicant has suffered from panic attacks, OCD, phobias, or general anxiety as a direct result from the PTSD.

Getting a medical-vocational allowance
In order to receive a medical-vocational allowance, the Social Security Administration has to have already determined that benefits cannot be awarded under the anxiety listing although the symptoms of the PTSD that are being experienced are still severe enough to prevent the applicant from working.

Medical evidence required to prove PTSD
The Social Security Administration puts a great deal of stock in the medical records of applicants for disability benefits due to PTSD. Anyone who wants to have the application approved should be sure their medical records include detailed information about at least one episode including the duration of it and the frequency with which it happens. Any symptoms that have gotten worse with time should also be documented in the medical records, as should information regarding how the PTSD has had an effect on the applicant’s ability to function both at home and at work. It is important that the treating doctor also includes a statement regarding how his or her opinion coincides with the symptoms that have been described.

Anyone suffering from PTSD to the extent that it affects the ability to function normally on a daily basis should consider applying for Social Security Disability.

Apr 8th, 2015

The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C. – The Best Disability Lawyer Available

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When it comes to disability law, most people are very confused. They do not know the difference between SSI and SSDI, the forms that are required or where they need to apply in the first place. However, disability claims are extremely important for people who have sustained some sort of injury which prevents them from working. For the sole breadwinner of the family, this could potentially cause extreme hardship for their family. Disability claims can prevent that from happening. For people whose disability claims are approved, the government provides a disability benefit that can help ease the financial burden. By not hiring a disability lawyer, they make it more difficult getting approval and very often can be denied.

What Can The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C. Do For Its Clients?

At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we are dedicated to helping our clients as much as possible. Working with some of the finest disability lawyers in the industry, we provide a vast range of services to clients who are looking to get their applications filed. Unfortunately, many people do not take disability law and filling out the applications seriously. They think the process is easy. IT is not. It is always best to take the help of a professional disability lawyer, since we know what the salient characteristics of a successful application are, and can guide people throughout the process and improve their chances for success.

At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we help our clients from the start by assigning them a disability lawyer. We provide information regarding disability law, as well as the types of application forms needed. Once our clients have the basic knowledge, we provide information and assist our clients in filling out their applications. Since we have experience in this industry, we are able to ensure our clients do all that they can to maximize their chance of success.

What Happens In Case Of A Rejection?

Perhaps one of the greatest mistakes that many individuals tend to make during their disability application is not filing an appeal. Most people don’t know about the appeals process, while others feel that it is too much of a hassle. However, at The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C.’s, we make sure that in case of a rejection, the case is appealed.

Among all the law firms in Washington, DC, that assist with disability claims, The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C. has one of the highest success ratios in getting applications approved. Finding the right disability lawyer can be a difficult process, but at The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C.’s PLC, you can be sure that you will be represented by the best in the business. We understand all aspects of disability law, and can help clients with basic applications to complicated appeals. We understand that disability applications can be very difficult to manage without a disability lawyer, which is why try our hardest to ensure our clients get the best possible help.

Apr 6th, 2015

Contact an SSI Lawyer in Washington DC Today

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You have worked hard your entire life. You have paid your hard-earned money into the system every two weeks, and this is the thanks you get? You were diagnosed with cancer, and now you cannot work. Your Social Security Insurance (SSI) application was denied, however, and now you have no idea what to do. All you know is that you need financial assistance now. You no longer have any income, and your cancer treatments have almost entirely eaten through your savings account. What are you going to do? You are tempted to march up to the Social Security Administration’s office right here in Washington DC and give them a piece of your mind. However, you know you would probably get placed on some weird “watch list” for ranting in a government office like that. There are better options anyway. What you need to do is contact an SSI lawyer. In fact, you should contact us at The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C.

How Can an SSI Lawyer Help Me Once My Claim is Denied?

Just because your initial claim has been denied does not mean that it is too late for you to receive the benefits you deserve. By hiring an SSI lawyer, you can file an appeal. In fact, you should file an appeal. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration denies most initial applications. There are many possible reasons for this, but most claims are denied because they are incorrect or incomplete. Statistics show that hiring an attorney to appeal your case significantly increases the odds that you will be awarded benefits. It is important that you hire the right SSI lawyer, however. If you live in the Washington, DC area, you should contact us at The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., to handle your appeal.

Let Us Help You with Your Appeal

The appeals process, like the initial application process, is long and arduous. The process culminates with a hearing before an administrative law judge. It can take close to a year to get your court date. Because of this lengthy delay, it is imperative that you are represented by the best SSI lawyer you can find. At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we have the knowledge, skills, and experience to help you successfully navigate through the SSI appeals process and hearing. In fact, we have more than twenty-five years of experience helping people just like you win the benefits they deserve. Let us help you, too! We offer a free case review and also work on a contingency basis. This means you will not pay us a dime unless we win your case.

Apr 1st, 2015

The Benefits of Having a Social Security Disability Lawyer in the Washington, DC Area

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If you are currently a resident of the Washington, DC area, and are thinking about applying for social security disability insurance benefits, at what part of the SSDI application process should you decide to consult with a social security disability lawyer? The answer to this question is ultimately up to you; however, it can always be a good idea to consult with a social security disability lawyer before you begin the SSDI application process. At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we provide Washington D.C. area residents with specialized social security legal services.

Completing a Social Security Disability Insurance Application
There can be a lot good reasons to have a social security disability lawyer help you with the SSDI application process. First, you have to determine whether you are eligible to apply for SSDI benefits. It is a good idea to have attorneys like us standing by to help you with this process because we know what these requirements are and can let you know if you meet them. We can also answer any question you may have about the eligibility requirements. The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C. can assist residents of the Washington D.C. area with every step of the SSDI application process.

Once you have determined that you are eligible for SSDI benefits, you will then need to fill out and submit an initial SSDI application. There are two ways to apply for SSDI benefits. You can apply online by using the electronic online application that is available on the social security administration website. The other way to apply for SSDI benefits is by calling the social security association’s toll-free number to schedule an appointment where you can physically file your application at your nearest SSA office in the Washington D.C. area.

A Social Security Disability Lawyer Can Help With SSDI Applications
Before you complete your initial SSDI application, you really should consult with a social security disability lawyer to assist you with this step. The attorneys at The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C. can walk you through the entire SSDI application from start to finish, and can even answer any questions you may have about completing your application. There is a large amount of information required in order to complete a detailed and thorough SSDI application.

When people attempt to fill their SSDI applications out on their own, those applicants most often end up being denied. One of the main reasons why SSDI applicants are denied is because their applications do not include enough medical information to prove their claim. One of the benefits of having a good social security lawyer like the ones at The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C. to assist you in completing your SSDI application is that we can help you collect all of your medical information to ensure that you ultimately submit a more comprehensive and meticulous application for SSDI benefits.

Mar 20th, 2015

Getting the Maximum Disability Benefits- A Strategic Guide

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Filling out the disability application is very important. In the State of Baltimore, disability benefits range from very little to extensive, depending upon the type of injury sustained. But what are disability benefits in the first place? Essentially, these are benefits provided by the government to an earning individual who is no longer able to work and provide for his or her family. For instance, if a person is employed as a construction worker and sustains an injury during their job; they can claim disability benefits if their disability application has been approved. However, there is a proper way to get maximum disability benefits. Here’s a brief guide:

Hire the Best Disability Lawyers in the Industry
The first and foremost step that a person needs to take is to hire the best possible lawyers. Disability applications are likely to get rejected because they are not properly explained.  Applications and the law are tricky. You must fit the criteria exactly or you will not be approved. The State of Maryland is unlikely to provide disability benefits unless they are forced to do so. The State has a fixed budget. If a claim can be denied, it likely will be denied. The government has to make sure that they select only the best possible candidates for the disability dollars available.

You can ensure that you have the best possible chance of getting the benefits you deserve by hiring the best lawyers. At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we work with some of the most proficient and experienced lawyers in the field of disability law. Every attorney that works for the firm is hired after giving due attention to their past experience and the success that they have had, which dramatically increases the chances of success for our clients. Given the amount of experience that we have accumulated over the years we have been active in disability law, we are confident that we can help our clients get their applications approved.

Provide the Best Explanation
Most people feel that they can fill out their disability application on their own and be done with it. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they will get disability benefits. The manner in which a person fills out their application is different from how a professional lawyer would do it. At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we can help you fill out your application right the first time as we know how to explain your disability, and what documentation helps your case the most. At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we aim to assist our clients in the most professional way possible, and get the maximum benefits allowed under the law. Contact us for a free consultation to get an idea of your chances of success.

Mar 18th, 2015

COPD and Social Security Disability Insurance: Do You Qualify?

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD for short, is a disease that can make it hard or impossible to work in many jobs, which in turn can make it hard or impossible to carry on a normal life and function in society. As such, some sufferers of COPD qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. But qualifying for SSDI as a COPD sufferer can be a complicated process. How can you learn if you qualify?

First it is important to know a bit about the Social Security Administration’s requirements for COPD sufferers to qualify for disability insurance. In addition to a diagnosis from a medical professional, you will need a lung performance test to determine your SSDI eligibility.

Specifically, your doctor will need to perform a spirometry test to evaluate your forced expiratory volume in one second, or your FEV1 value. This test will determine how much air your lungs are able to utilize, and will assign a numeric value to your lung’s capacity which takes into account your height. To determine if your FEV1 meets eligibility requirements, check the official listings provided by the social security administration.

However, if your FEV1 doesn’t qualify you automatically, don’t worry too much. The Social Security Administration intentionally keeps their FEV1 thresholds low, as these numbers allow for automatic qualification without a further assessment. Talk to your doctor, and ask for a full examination in addition to a spirometry test.

If your doctor determines that your COPD makes it impossible for you to perform tasks related to the field of work you have previously been trained for or employed in, FEV1 numbers may not be as relevant to your SSDI qualification. Additionally, your doctor can perform a variety of tests to determine your lungs’ ability to effectively oxygenate your body, which may affect your ability to work even if your FEV1 numbers are high. A letter from a doctor to the Social Security Administration explaining that a COPD sufferer is not fit to work will often meet SSDI requirements for qualifications, even if FEV1 numbers don’t meet automatic qualification levels.

Even if your COPD does not meet SSA’s listing, you still may qualify based on your overall health, age, background, and inability to perform work related tasks. Ultimately, your COPD will have to be fairly debilitating for you to qualify for SSDI. The Social Security Administration won’t consider your request for disability insurance if your COPD is only an inconvenience, or something that you can manage well enough to engage in regular employment. If your COPD renders you unable to work, talk to your doctor, and apply for disability.

Mar 16th, 2015

Getting the Best Disability Attorney

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Finding the best disability attorney is a problem for anybody who wants to make sure that they get their future secured. If you are working a dangerous job or are worried about disability in the future, it is likely that you are thinking about securing a stable income for yourself. This can only be achieved by filling out a disability application and making sure that it gets approved. Disability applications are of several different types, either relating to social security or events pertaining to a person’s job. A disability attorney can help you navigate through it with ease. Either way, the success of your disability application hinges upon the disability attorney that you hire.

Finding the Right Attorney for Yourself
In the cutthroat industry of today, more and more people are finding it difficult to find the right disability attorney for them when filling out their disability applications. If you start filling it out on your own, the chances of failure are pretty high as it is. Here, at Fred London Law, we have some of the most experienced lawyers who are well versed in dealing with disability applications. Our high profile lawyers will help you tick the right boxes, and fill out the application in the most genuine, most authentic way possible.

Most people who are usually unaware of disability law and benefits do not understand that the impact can be quite dangerous in case an injury does tend to occur. If you are the sole breadwinner for your family, even the slightest of disabilities could render you incapable of working. As a result, being a prudent person, you will have to factor in all possibilities and come up with the best possible decision.

How Does Fred London Law Help You?
Situated in the city of Baltimore, Fred London Law has been providing services to thousands of clients who wish to get their disability applications approved and start receiving their disability benefits. The company helps in not only filling out applications appropriately, but also ensures that clients are able to get their disability benefits on time. Fred London Law is dedicated to helping individuals without charging large fees. Our prices are reasonable and our support to the clients the best in the business.

As per the State of Maryland, the Schedule of Benefits varies depending upon the type of disability as well as the risk that was involved in the job itself. With our help, you can get the maximum possible benefits available. Given the amount of experience that we have accumulated in the field of disability law, we are confident that we can make sure you get what you deserve. Contact us directly to set up an appointment and discuss your worries with us, then let our highly qualified lawyers take control of your application!

Mar 13th, 2015

Get Help with Your SSI Disability Claim Today

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Applying for SSI Disability is a daunting task. In fact, it is a downright pain in the neck, and you certainly do not need any additional pains. Everything about this application process for your SSI Disability claim has been a complete nightmare. You even had to stand in a long line at the Social Security Administration office in Washington D.C. just to pick up the forms and have a few simple questions answered. You did not think you would ever get out of there, did you? My friend, there is a much easier way to file your SSI Disability claim. Contact us at The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C.

Why Should I Have an Attorney Help with My SSI Disability Claim?

Despite the large number of jokes made at the expense of members of the legal profession, attorneys can actually be quite helpful. This is especially true when trying to find a claim for SSI Disability. An unfortunate fact is that a majority of first time applications for SSI Disability get denied. There are many potential reasons for this, but incomplete or incorrect applications are most frequently to blame. An attorney can help you successfully navigate through the process and complete your application right the first time. And, they will do it right from the comfort of their office, so you don’t have to wait in those long lines in the Washington D.C. office of the Social Security Administration ever again. If you do happen to get denied, the attorney will help you through the appeals process. Perhaps most importantly, almost all attorneys who handle SSI Disability claims work on a contingency basis, which means you do not have to pay them unless you receive your benefits. Once you are approved, the attorney will also make sure the Social Security Administration calculates your benefits correctly. At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we will do all that for you and more.

Why Should I Choose The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C.?

At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we are committed to helping our clients navigate the SSI Disability application process successfully. We have the knowledge, skills and experience to win your case. In fact, we have more than twenty-five years of experience helping people just like you get the benefits they deserve. We provide free case reviews and work on a contingency basis. You pay nothing up front for our help. We will not only help you fill out and file the application, but we will even review your medical records to make certain that we are filing the strongest SSI Disability claim possible. Have you already filed your initial claim and been denied? There is still hope for you. We can aggressively pursue an appeal. Statistics show that there is a significantly higher probability that you will receive your benefits once you appeal.

Mar 11th, 2015

Qualifications for Receiving Social Security Benefits with Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder is a serious medical condition that can have seriously debilitating effects on those who suffer from it. Oftentimes the effects of bipolar disorder can be so debilitating that someone who suffers from the condition can no longer work a daily job at the “substantial gainful activity (SGA) level. This means it is difficult to impossible for them to earn enough money to live on. When this is the case, the individual can apply for Social Security Disability benefits.

Qualifications for benefits
In order for a person with bipolar disorder to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits the following qualifications must be met:
A history of episodic periods of both mania and depression
Documentation of the range of symptoms for both manic and depressive episodes

Other qualifications
Beyond the symptoms listed above, there are other qualifications that must be met for a person with bipolar disorder to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Those who wish to apply for the benefit must show that their daily activities are restricted; they have difficulty maintaining regular social activity; long periods of decompensation; or consistent difficulties with persistence, concentration, or pace. Finally, an individual looking to apply of SSD benefits must have a medically documented history of the disorder that spans at least two years. The documentation needs to show the individual’s limited ability to perform basic tasks at work even when the prescribed medication is being taken properly and psychological help is being sought.

Anyone suffering from bipolar disorder who thinks he or she might be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits should contact Fred S. London P.C., a local Baltimore attorney.

Mar 9th, 2015

Filing Disability Claims- The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C.’s Guide

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Fate can be cruel sometimes. If the sole breadwinner of the family is disabled due to one reason or another, it becomes difficult for the family to survive. However, in Washington, DC, a disabled person can file disability claims in order to receive some benefits from the government to assist them in their time of need. The system is not foolproof and many people are unfairly denied their claim. It requires filing a disability claims, and not making a mistake in the process, in order for your request to be approved.

How to File Disability Claims
When it comes to filing disability claims, the first and foremost step is to hire the right lawyers. At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we work with only the best lawyers in the industry; all of whom are well versed in disability law. Hence, the chances of successful disability claims are increased significantly. However, most people tend not to hire professional attorneys, in the hopes of saving some money. Unfortunately, this is one of the main reasons why most disability claims tend to be denied: They are not filed by a professional disability lawyer.

The best way to file disability claims is to hire one of the best disability lawyers in Washington, DC; The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C. We have worked diligently for many years in order to create a reputation that is unmatched within the industry. Since we work only with the most professional and experienced staff, we are able to guarantee a swift filing of disability claims on behalf of our clients.

What Can We Do For Our Clients?
At The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C., we are dedicated to our clients from the beginning of the process right until the very end. We can help our clients understand the different types of benefits offered, as well as provide them with insight in to disability law so that they will have a better idea of how the system works. Most importantly, we can assist our clients in filling out their applications in the right manner. Because of the experience and success that we have had in the field of disability law, we can guide our clients through the application process so that they have the greatest chance of success.

Our testimonials speak for us; we have obtained approval for the disability claims of thousands of clients. Finding the right lawyer for disability law in Washington, DC can be difficult. Contact us today to set up an appointment and review your case! We can be the difference between a successful application and a rejected one. Having had thousands of applications approved in Washington and in the State of Maryland, The Law Office of Fred S. London, P.C. is one of the most prolific law firms to approach for individuals suffering from a disability and looking for their due right.