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Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits Paperback – April 16, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1413316896 ISBN-10: 1413316891 Edition: Sixth Edition

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  • Series: Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits
  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: NOLO; Sixth Edition edition (April 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1413316891
  • ISBN-13: 978-1413316896
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" 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

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. Dr. Morton has authored several books on Social Security disability for attorneys and judges.

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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.

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I wish I found this book sooner than I did.
Vicky
I highly recommend it for anyone contemplating applying for Social Security Disability benefits.
Diane & Dragan
This book was very helpful and well laid out.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Susan M. Reaves on June 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
I ordered and read this book before applying for SSDI. I was successful on my first try, did not have to appeal. Of course, I am disabled, you can't succeed it you are not. However, I feel the book helped me avoid errors in the application process and helped me focus at a time when I was falling apart and very scared.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Citizen John TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 15, 2013
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Whether you're personally going for it or helping somebody file their disability claim, there is a lot to know. This book does not tell you all you should know but everybody has to start somewhere.

The last chapter of the book explains why it's a very good idea to engage an attorney. You can see more than a hundred attorneys on YouTube explain why claimants need an attorney. I too think claimants need an attorney - unless their initial application is approved. An attorney should help a lot at the hearing.

In my view, this book is worth it for the convenience of getting a lot of pertinent information up front. Otherwise, the reader might have to sort through many web sites to discover the same facts. One can see from the table of contents that the author covers only the most fundamental facts that every claimant needs to know.

This book by necessity does not cover a ton of information that claimants probably want to know. For example, one can go online and literally see the acceptance/dismissal/denial history of the federal administrative judges - all Social Security judges in the country. If it sounds unfair that judges in one state will have a significantly higher denial rate than judges in another state, it's because it is unfair.

The system is not uniformly fair and can easily take two (2) years to even get to the hearing stage. Attorneys seem to function in part as cheerleaders to encourage claimants to continue to prosecute their claims when they appear strong.

My guess is the best thing this book will do is help inform most readers on why their claims are likely to be rejected so that nobody will rely too heavily on a good outcome. I wish readers the best of luck in this difficult process.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By myke on May 20, 2012
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I found this book to be helpful in applying for social security disablitiy. easy to read and understand. Nolo puts out some good books
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Oceanfront TOP 50 REVIEWER on March 23, 2014
Format: Paperback
Because of the type of work I do, I often meet people who have disabilities and may no longer be able to do their job, or may be loosing their job. This is one of a few books that can actually help then go through the maze of SSD, so I show them the book and suggest they read it cover to cover (along with the Disability Workbook). Folks need to be prepared for all the paperwork involved and need to be aware of what is going to be a very long and usually uphill battle.
Luckily, Nolo writes some excellent books in many areas (I also give out their Divorce book...trust me, a semi educated client is easier to work with then one who knows nothing about the predicament they are in!

The book contains a lot of information, and is also a workbook to help them apply for Social security (SSA). Many of my the clients that come to see me are extremely depressed and completely disorganized due to stress caused from their illness, and the fear of having just lost their job or are going to. There is always downward spiral because of the financial insecurity that is (or soon will be) happening, not to mention on top of that, the often physical and emotional pain they might be in. Don't get me wrong, I am not advocating SSI, but there are some people who truly have fallen into a situation, where their health has so deteriorated, this might be their best option...that is up to them and their doctor.

This book is very good and any attorney would be pleased their client had many forms filled out, and had put critical thought into their situation before they come to an attorneys office. It will save them a lot of headaches and heartaches by getting their thoughts organized, so, someone else can review their history in a logical manner.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By r.i(h on November 25, 2012
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This guide is comprehensive, easy to understand- but NO reason to buy a brand new one if you can get your hands on a used copy on Amazon for less than a few dollars.... its all googleable stuff. Also, I had one SSDI question that is still not answered- and this book does not answer it either! I am not a lawyer, but I do legal paperwork for people, I am a paperwork person... I can do a divorce, adoption, citizenship, so I thought this might help with ssdi.... its just as good as using google.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 18, 2013
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A good over all resource. Only a little out of date as of 9/2013. Covers lots of areas and situations including child applications.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jesse on August 30, 2013
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If your Applying for disability a most read tells all the in and outs well Worth the price. You we learn something many loop holes you don't know that is Revealed in this book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Miller on August 22, 2013
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I purchased this book to prepare to submit my ss disability application. I believe the facts ultimately are the deciding factor in approval. This book was very helpful in gathering and presenting my information. A good reference tool throughout the process.
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