Q: What Do Social Security Representatives Do?

A: That depends on who you retain. For example, our firm may:

a. Obtain, or assist you in obtaining, your medical records to support your claims.
b. Speak with your doctor and send forms which clarify the “hows” and “whys” of your disability.
c. Research your condition and, in some cases, provide articles or references to substantiate your claim.
d. Obtain other evidence such as testimony from family, friends, employers or submit diaries and photographs, etc.
e. Attend a hearing with you and argue your case before an Administrative Law Judge.
f. Explain the synergistic effects of your medications and how they may be more disabling than the condition itself.
g. Assist in your communications with the Administration.
h. Assist you in completing forms and explain the process to you.

Our firm maintains a data base of research on hundreds of conditions we have researched. This includes:
§ Fibromyalgia
§ RSD/CRPS type I and II
§ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
§ Bipolar Disorder
§ Depression
§ Anxiety
§ Carpal Tunnel
§ Herniated disc
§ Congestive heart failure
§ Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
§ Emphysema
§ Multiple sclerosis
§ Schizophrenia
§ Diabetic neuropathy
§ Dystonia
§ Hepatitis
§ Chronic Liver Disease
§ Spinal diseases and disorders
§ Crohn’s disease
§ Meniere’s disease
§ Lupus
§ Arthritis
§ Cardiac conditions
§ Cancer
§ Pulmonary conditions
§ Dementia
§ Traumatic Brain Damage
§ Knee, ankle and feet injuries
§ ADD/ADHD and Autism
§ Side effects of chronic pain
§ Auto-immune diseases

We also have a data base of background information on over 1,000 doctors we have researched. Depending upon the facts in the case, this information may be used in the event the Social Security Administration retains a doctor and the testimony may not be favorable to your case.

Be Careful. There are many ways in which you can unknowingly hurt your case. If you’d like to contact us for a free consultation please call us at 352.402.0444 or office@ocalaw.com

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