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    At the fourth step of the sequential evaluation process, the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes a function-by-function comparison of the individual’s residual functional capacity (RFC) and past relevant work (PRW). If an individual retains the physical and mental capacity to perform any past relevant work, he/she Is found not disabled. If the applicant cannot perform… Read More

    At the second step of the sequential evaluation process, the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers the medical severity of an individual’s impairment(s). An individual must have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment (or a combination of impairments) that is severe and meets the duration requirement. For an impairment to be sufficiently severe under the… Read More

    The Code of Federal Regulations of the Social Security Act contains provisions that detail a five-step sequential evaluation process for determining disability. Each step may be expressed in the form of a question asked by the examiner or judge about an individual applying for disability. These five steps flow from the definition of disability found… Read More

    What Are The Grid Rules?

    By Kenton Koszdin on July 23, 2018
    In Disability Insurance

    When a claim for disability benefits is filed with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and a claimant doesn’t meet a medical impairment listing, it evaluates the case using what are commonly known as the “grid rules” to determine whether a claimant is disabled. These rules allow disability cases to be evaluated uniformly by the SSA…. Read More

    Each week, the Kenton Koszdin Law Office consults with and interviews many prospective disability and workers’ compensation clients. When I interview clients, I not only prefer to focus on any relevant personal facts or circumstances that may provide reasons or grounds for the approval of benefits, but I also like to focus on any relevant… Read More

    The process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits requires that applicants understand many terms that are economic, legal and medical in origin. Today’s blog provides potential applicants for disability benefits with some understanding of this complicated language. Here is the second part of a look at some important terms… Read More

    An individual with an endocrine disorder like hypoglycemia may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) listing of impairments (the “listings”). The listings detail impairments considered severe enough to prevent an individual from performing any substantial gainful activity (SGA), i.e., work that earns income above a certain set… Read More

    The Kenton Koszdin Law Office thrives on helping its clients recover financially, physically, and emotionally from their disability. Whether you are injured on the job or have suffered some disability and are no longer able to work as you once did, you have rights and my office will help you assert, enforce, and protect them…. Read More

    In certain circumstances, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may commence the payment of benefits more quickly than usual. It is important to note that these payments may be made while a decision regarding benefit eligibility is pending. Payments may be expedited when an applicant is deemed to be presumptively blind or have a presumptive disability,… Read More

    A recent blog briefly discussed the Blue Book, which contains the criteria used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in determining a claimant’s disability. The Blue Book determines if an applicant for disability benefits meets the statutory standard of disability. It also contains listings of impairments and the medical criteria necessary to establish them. The listings are divided… Read More

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