There is a lot of written information in this blog and on other websites surrounding the Social Security Disability claims process. But my experience as a Southern Illinois Disability attorney is that some people prefer to learn by watching rather than reading. Luckily, the Social Security Administration has produced a series of educational videos to walk you through the process. You can watch them here!
As a Southern Illinois Social Security Disability representative, I believe these videos constitute a helpful crash course in understanding the Social Security Disability claims process.
Part 1: Introduction to the Disability Process
In part one, follow one individual through the Social Security disability claims process as he tries to get his claim approved.
Part 2: Filing a Disability Claim
Part two explains the process of filling out an application for Social Security Disability benefits.
Part 3: Medical Evidence
Part three in the video series explains how Social Security uses medical evidence to reach decisions on disability claims.
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Part 4: Quality Review
To ensure that everyone at the Social Security Administration is following quality guidelines, claims are chosen at random to be reviewed by the Office of Quality Performance.
Part 5: Appeals
Part five walks you through the appeals process if your Social Security Disability claim is denied.
Part 6: The Appeals Council
The appeals council is the last administrative decisional level in the Social Security Disability claims process. This video explains how it works.
Part 7: End of a Claim
This video explains the Social Security Administration's payment centers and other information relating to the end of a Social Security Disability claim.
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