Step Four of the Sequential Evaluation

Step Four of the Sequential Evaluation

The disability evaluation process is broken down into five steps frequently referred to as the "sequential evaluation."  This posting deals with step four of the sequential evaluation.  Other posts discuss the other steps of the sequential evaluation. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is charged with formulating an assessment of a claimant's residual functional capacity (RFC). At step four, the ALJ must determine what you are still capable of doing despite your physical and mental limitations, which is called a "residual functional capacity." The  RFC is then used to determine whether you

Who Can Represent You In Your Social Security Disability Claim?

Who Can Represent You In Your Social Security Disability Claim?

20 CFR 404 tells us who is allowed to represent you in your Social Security claim.  However, you may ask "Why do you need an attorney on your Social Security disability claim?"  Many people think that winning a Social Security disability claim is a simple matter of applying for benefits, perhaps having your doctor vouch for your disability and waiting for the Social Security Administration to issue an approval.  The truth is, approximately 85 percent of Social Security disability applicants are denied when they first apply.  Of those that are denied, approximately 60 percent of them are

Do You Have a Social Security Critical Claim?

Do You Have a Social Security Critical Claim?

Getting a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for your Social Security claim can take a long time. The average wait in Denver, from the time you submit a request for hearing to the time you get one, is 12 months. However, in certain, very specific situations, you may be able to get in to a judge sooner. If your Social Security claim falls into one of the six “critical claim,” categories, it will get expedited processing by Social Security.

Winning Your Social Security Disability Insurance Claim

Winning Your Social Security Disability Insurance Claim

Why choose Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group to represent you in your Social Security Disability Insurance claim?  The attorneys at Whitcomb, Selinsky Law, PC and its sister offices at Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group are helping people win their Social Security disability insurance claims everyday.

How We Will Help Win Your Social Security Disability Insurance Claim

How We Will Help Win Your Social Security Disability Insurance Claim

Why choose either the Whitcomb, Selinsky Law PC or its sister firm, the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group, to represent you in your Social Security Disability Insurance Claim? If you're wondering why our  attorneys will win your Social Security disability insurance claim, then watch this video. This 30 second video describes the work at Whitcomb Law, PC and its sister offices at Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group and Southern Disability Law Group are helping people win their Social Security disability insurance claims. With thousands of Social Security disability claims hearings to

Does Your ALJ have to order a Consultative Exam?

Does Your ALJ have to order a Consultative Exam?

Will there be a consultative exam ordered at your Social Security disability hearing? In Diaz situations where an additional examination will likely be necessary for your Social Security disability hearing, the 10th Circuit determined that Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) have broad discretion in deciding whether to order a consultative examination (CE).