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Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits (Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability, 1st ed) Paperback – March 1, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0873375740 ISBN-10: 0873375742 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability, 1st ed
  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Nolo; 1 edition (March 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873375742
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873375740
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"The most significant addition in many years to our Continuing Education curriculum for re-certification of RNs, rehabilitation professionals and counselors." (Carl Dye, President, American Schools Association 2008-03-04)

"A thorough analysis and discussion of the requirements to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The author is a physician who was formerly a chief medical consultant for the Social Security Administration." (The Wall Street Journal 2008-02-02)

"Guides applicants and recipients through one of the world's largest bureaucracies." (Reference & Research Book News 2008-02-05) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Publisher

Understand--and benefit from--the Social Security disability system --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

David A. Morton has degrees in psychology (B.A.) and medicine (M.D.). For 14 years, he was a disability determination consultant for the Social Security Administration, serving as Chief Medical Consultant for eight years. In his capacity as Chief Medical Consultant, Dr. Morton hired, trained, supervised and evaluated the work of medical doctors and clinical psychologists, and made thousands of disability determinations for both adults and children. Since 1983, Dr. Morton has authored several books on Social Security disability for attorneys and judges, including Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability.

Customer Reviews

The book is well written and very easy to read and understand.
Digital Junkie
A book like this will help someone who is considering applying for benefits, as well as his or her family, prepare for the process.
scesq
Second, the book How to Get SSI and Social Security Disability, by Mike Davis, is insightful and easy to read.
Douglas M. Smith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

62 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Douglas M. Smith on March 26, 2002
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As a lawyer I recommend three books to individuals who ask for help in getting their Social Security disability benefits. First is our Disability Workbook for Social Security Applicants. Everyone tells me that this book greatly simplifies getting disability benefits. I can testify that interviewing a client is much easier when he or she has used the Disability Workbook. Second, the book How to Get SSI and Social Security Disability, by Mike Davis, is insightful and easy to read. Mr. Davis is a former disability examiner. His clear explanations of common bureaucratic problems make his book one of my favorites. Finally, I use Dr. David Morton's Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability. Dr. Morton is a former disability determination services staff physician who describes Social Security medical decision making better than anyone else I know. Every doctor who communicates with Social Security about patients should have Dr, Morton's book on the shelf - and every disability lawyer. I give all three books the highest rating.
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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Calaveras-cutie on July 15, 2002
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Bought this book as part of prep for application for ssdi. (also bought how to get ssi and ssdi by mike davis and dis workbook for ss applicants by doug. smith). Each book explained a diff part of the ssdi process. This book told what each med diagnosis needed to establish to qualify for perm. disability. And it goes on to explain how to keep your ssdi once you get your award. I did win my case the first try using the info in the 3 books. Having them made all the diff in the world in understanding the ssdi process. Best $[money]. (all 3 books) I ever spent...
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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Molly on July 6, 2006
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I would have given this book a five star rating, but it did not include two important SSA forms. The forms are sent to a claimant when his/her file is sent to the state office for development. These two forms are SSA-3373-BK (Function Report- Adult) and SSA-3380-BK (Function Report-Adult-Third Party). The two forms have to do with your Activities of Daily living, and when received have a 10 day return time. The forms can be found on the net, but you have to know they exist.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 10, 2003
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Filing for Social Security Disability benefits is not easy. This guide explains EVERYTHING in easy to understand terms. I wish I had ordered it before the first denial. I am using this book while filing a reconsideration. The suggestions provided have really opened my eyes to the process. I highly recommend this book to people who want a little extra information on the SSA's thought process when going over your application.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Sweet Rain on May 26, 2007
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this is a must for those of us who deserve disability, but will have to fight for our rights. some of us have what's referred to as "invisible problems" such as chronic severe back problems, Fibromyalgia, MS, etc, and this book is really good. Certainly worth the price.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Beth DeRoos HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 10, 2004
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This is an excellent book of the whole area of Social Security Disability benefits and how to fill the forms out completely, when to seek an attorney for appeals etc, and a rather extensive section on what the term disability means to Social Security and what diseases, conditions etc qualify and which do not. The only area lacking was disabled spousal Social Security Disability coverage, which a spouse under age 50 with no minor children must file for in the same way the working spouse who becomes disabled would have to do. I plan on donating my copy which I bought via Amazon.com to my local public library.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By R. Jensen on January 9, 2007
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This book gave a step by step process to apply for social security disability. It also answered every question that I had. This is a must read for anyone considering disability.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Myers VINE VOICE on May 15, 2001
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Once again, Nolo, that nemesis of the legal profession, has come out with a book guiding the intelligent laymen through the twists and turns of the labyrinthine rules and regulations, on this occasion of SSI and SSDI, so that he is as little dependent on an attorney as is possible in this day and age. The author is David A. Morton III, M.D. Consistent with other Nolo publications, Dr. Morton provides the layman with extensive case studies and copies of forms, so that seemingly abstract matters are made concrete and real to the layman. Dr. Morton comes across as a responsible and concerned physician: Hippocratic rather than hypocritic. He is, indeed, passionately concerned about new laws in the works that invite fraud by allowing non-medical personnel to review claims. He regales us with the "crazy checks" fiasco of the early 90's (pg.6/9) in which, due to a number of political factors, the SSA issued checks to nearly every parent who claimed his/her child had a disability. He sees the agency returning to that sort of corruption in these new laws. As he states at the end of Chapter Six, "...the medical knowledge of even the worst doctors far exceeds that of examiners." Thus, the book is at once an excellent hands-on manual in dealing with claims and a clarion call, awakening us to the infringement of our right to a medical review of our claims in this area.
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