How to Experience Technical Difficulties

Art: Robin Mead

Here are a few ways to get into and out of trouble. None of these things will affect the medical decision on your case, they will just annoy you in the meantime:

How to Get Denied Without Getting Denied

Read this if you get a “technical” denial or a “non-medical” denial or a notice that says “denied” but it does not say “a medical decision has been made.” This means they have not read your medical records, but they are running into another kind of problem with your application.

How to Be Ineligible

Read this if Social Security says you are not eligible to apply for disability. Don’t give up hope! Many people are told this and discover there are still ways to qualify.

How to Check Your Date Last Insured

If it has been a few years since you last worked, this can be important. Issues with Date Last Insured can sometimes lead to people being denied.

How to Stay Out of Hot Water with SSI

Read this if you are having problems with financial eligibility or living arrangements. The SSI rules can also impact your backpay.

How to Escape the Information Black Hole

Read this if you have a Social Security question and you can’t figure out how to figure out the answer.

How to Find a Lawyer or Rep

If you run into problems with you can’t solve, it is a good idea to consider getting a lawyer or representative

How to Respond When You are Told Weird, Funny, Random, Disappointing or Untrue Things

Read this if someone at Social Security tells you something that sounds weird, funny, random, disappointing or untrue

How to Be Eligible for SSI

Read this if you think you are poor enough to qualify for SSI, but you still got a notice or got told that you are not eligible. Maybe there is a solution.

How to Get Help from Your Congressperson

Read this if you have a technical or administrative problem, or if Social Security did not correctly follow a policy. Your congresspersons office can be very helpful in this situation.

How to Improve Your Application

Read this no matter what. This is the most important, most helpful thing to know.

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