January 21, 2019

Case Strategies

To start, I always tell people up front that in order to win your disability claim, you have to be able to show Social Security how your illness prevents you from being able to work.  It is not enough to simply prove that you are sick; you must really elaborate on how your sickness limits your abilities to perform even simple, unskilled work.  In other words, you must be able to translate your medical condition into specific work limitations.  These limitations are the bread and butter of a winning case.

Choose a Winning Strategy

There are several strategies that attorneys use to prove that you are disabled according to Social Security’s standards.  These include 1) The Listing Strategy, 2) The Functional Capacity Strategy, and 3) The Grid Rules Strategy.   Please click on the links to learn more about each of these strategies and how they apply in a liver disease case.

Disability arguments can be combined, meaning that you can argue present one, two or three disability arguments in the same hearing.  Please take a look at the case studies section of this web site for detailed reports about what happened in real cases presented to Social Security disability judges.