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Winning Social Security Disability For Depression Anxiety by Cincinnati Attorney Anthony Castelli

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Winning a Social Security Disability Insurance application for depression and anxiety is often difficult without the help of an attorney. The reason for that is the Social Security Administration is looking for some very specific information. They employ their own doctors who are seemingly slanted towards finding little if any work limitations even in cases of severe anxiety and depression.

Your own psychologist or psychiatrist may not think you can work, but they probably do not know the magic forms and words that the Social Security Administration is looking for.  And often their records are close to illegible.  As an experienced Social Security Disability Insurance attorney I know what evidence you need to be able to win your case and can seek that information from your Doctor.

Social Security has a listing for these disorders. If you can get the evidence you fit into the listing this can be determinative of a winning case. But  the language of the listing is not easy. For instance the following relates to “affective disorders” such as depression:


12.04 Affective disorders: Characterized by a disturbance of mood, accompanied by a full or partial manic or depressive syndrome. Mood refers to a prolonged emotion that colors the whole psychic life; it generally involves either depression or elation.

The required level of severity for these disorders is met when the requirements in both A and B are satisfied, or when the requirements in C are satisfied.

A. Medically documented persistence, either continuous or intermittent, of one of the following:

1. Depressive syndrome characterized by at least four of the following:

a. Anhedonia or pervasive loss of interest in almost all activities; or

b. Appetite disturbance with change in weight; or

c. Sleep disturbance; or

d. Psychomotor agitation or retardation; or

e. Decreased energy; or

f. Feelings of guilt or worthlessness; or

g. Difficulty concentrating or thinking; or

h. Thoughts of suicide; or

i. Hallucinations, delusions, or paranoid thinking; or …

I have not included the full listing because it just gets more complicated. The source is listed below.

The key to winning is getting your doctor on board with the right language. I have been doing this for over thirty years.  If you get denied do not lose heart. Call me Anthony Castelli Social security attorney in Cincinnati at 513-621-2345 local for a free consultation.

Source : http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/12.00-MentalDisorders-Adult.htm

Other Resources for Social Security Disability:

Short educational videos on winning steps in the SSI SSDI application process. http://www.castellilaw.com/social-security-disability-videos.html

 Social security disability attorney Cincinnati blog  http://socialsecuritydisabilityattorneycinci.blogspot.com/

by Anthony Castelli attorney

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Cincinnati Social Security Disability Lawyer Resource Help

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

This is a Cincinnnati Social security disability lawyer resource help page. If you are so ill or injured that you are unable to work you may be untitled to social security disability benefits. One place you can go to start your application is over the computer at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pgm/disability.htm

Or you can file your application at a local social security field office such as 550 Main street in Cincinnati, Ohio or you can go to one in Cincinnati off Reading road. You can also call social security at their 800 number 1-800-772-1213. Before you apply you need to take a few minutes to educate yourself.

I have Cincinnati Social Security Disability lawyer resources page for you at my website. Here you can learn the definition of disability and two critial action steps that can help you win your case. You need to learn social security disability speak. And if you can talk in the language they want, you have a better chance of winning your case.

You can also find a Cincinnati social security disability lawyer practice center . Here you will find many short articles and videos to educate yourself . Watch video to learn about the disability application process. Get tips on what you need to have to win your case. Learn the difference between SSS and SSDI. Read about the 5 keys to winning your social security claim.

I invite you to call me Anthony Castelli a Cincinnati social security disability attorney click for directions and callfor a free case evaluation 513-621-2345

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I Had my Social Security Disability Benefits Application Denied What Should I Do

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

If you had your social security disability application denied in Cincinnati Ohio you may what to know what do to do. You know you can not work . You may have a heart problem , epilepsy, diabetis, back injury , head or traumatic brain injury , but what should you do right know.

If this was you first denial normally you have 60 days to appeal your social security disabilty application denial. What are you going to do different? There are many things that an experienced social security disability lawyer can do for you. But I emphasize you need to find an experienced lawyer. How do you know the lawyer that will be the best for you.

I just wrote a blog article on 1 critical piece of evidence that you must have for your social security disability application. I invite you to take a look at that artice to see if you had that piece of evidence presented. Even if you did, it must be presented properly.

An experienced social security disability lawyer should know about this important piece of evidence and how to use it in conjunction with your treating physican. In the event your case goes all the way to an adminstrative law judge hearing your attorney should know how to use this evidence against a vocational expert.

You see its the Judges’ obligation to determine your physical functional capacity. Such things as how long you can sit, stand, walk and how much you can lift. But the judge must use a vocational expert in some cases to determine in light of your residual functional capacity are there jobs you can do, or are there no significant jobs you can do which would then win you social security disability benefits application.

In some cases the judge is restricted from using a vocational expert if you meet a listing or a grid regulation. This article can not go into all aspects of winning your social security disability application, but if you click here to go to my web site for help from a Cincinnati Ohio social security disability lawyer you will find a wealth of articles and videos.

You can learn about some of the following critical aspects of a social security disability benefits application such as:

The Social security disability benefits application process,
What you must do to win you claim
The differnce between SSI and SSD

7 Mistakes that can wreck your social security case.

More keys to winnning your social security disability application.

Why you can afford to hire a social security attorney without worring about an hourly bill.

Also you can learn 13 reasons why social security disability benefit applicants hire Anthony Castelli a social security disability benefits lawyer.

Just because you were denied at the initial application does not mean you can’t win your case. I have won many disability cases after the claimant was initially denied. There are many things that can be done to improve your prospects of winning your social security disability benefits application. I have listed several of them in this article. To recap: Get your treating physician on board, get a residual functional capacity form filled out by him. If you would like a free copy of the form I use I will gladly send it to you. But better yet make an appointment for a free case evaluation by filling out the box in the upper right hand corner or call me at 1-800-447-6549.

I have been handling social security cases for 30 years. This is what a man was kind enough to send in about the assistance I gave his daughter for her social security disability benefits application:

“A little over two years ago my daughter was denied her appeal for social security disability. Not knowing what else to do, I contacted your office and was provided Mr. Tony Castelli’s name as a lawyer who had significant experience and success with social security disability claims based on MS.
Thank you for the referral. I contacted Mr. Castelli and interviewed with him and my daughter. He took the case. It took 2 years and 2 months from the time he filed in our behalf to finally getting the hearing. During that period, Mr. Castelli diligently researched the case and provided supporting evidence to the social security administration and the court – even making phone calls to determine the cause for delay. I’m happy to report his diligence paid off. Yesterday the Court granted Debbie permanent disability status.
I highly recommend him to you – and thank you for the original referral which directly led to a successful appeal and social security disability for Debbie.
Again, my thanks – Mr. Castelli is a fine man and represented us well.”
Sincerely, Jerry
P.S. I rarely provide referrals because I’m rarely so impressed with effort/results. You and Toni took on a hard job and done good.
Debbie’s, Valerie’s and my thanks. Jerry

I would love the opportunity to turn your denial into a succesful application. Contact me today.

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