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What does it take to win Social Security disability benefits? Join disability attorney Jonathan Ginsberg as he demystifies the disability approval process and offers proven tactics to help you win the benefits you deserve.

Social Security Disability Law Podcast Jonathan Ginsberg

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What does it take to win Social Security disability benefits? Join disability attorney Jonathan Ginsberg as he demystifies the disability approval process and offers proven tactics to help you win the benefits you deserve.

    What Goes on Behind the Scenes in Your Social Security Disability Case?

    What Goes on Behind the Scenes in Your Social Security Disability Case?

    Why do some Social Security disability claims get approved within two to three months, whereas others are denied twice before you end up a year and a half later in front of a Social Security judge?

    More importantly, what can you do to improve your chances at an early approval?

    In this episode, I talk to Nashville disability attorney Pete Harris.  Pete is a practicing Social Security disability lawyer but prior to opening his practice, Pete worked for over 20 years as a disability claims adjudicator for the Social Security Administration.  Currently, in addition to his claimant's practice, Pete represents Social Security employees in negotiations with the Agency so he has unique insight into the inner workings at Social Security.

    Pete is very opinionated about how Social Security processes disability claims and he does not hold anything back, so buckle up and access this insider information that is available no place else.

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    “Secrets of Getting Approved” Survival Kit at
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    ============== FREE CASE EVALUATION =============
    If you or a loved one would like a case evaluation for your
    SSDI or SSI case, please contact me at
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    =================== CONTACT ME =================
    Jonathan Ginsberg
    Social Security Disability Attorney
    Website: https://ssdAnswers.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GinsbergLaw/
    Telephone: 800-890-2262
    https://bit.ly/Contact-Jonathan-2
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    • 31 min
    How to Win Mental Health Disability Claims - Part 2

    How to Win Mental Health Disability Claims - Part 2

    How can you improve your chances at winning Social Security disability benefits if you are struggling with a mental health condition like severe depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, PTSD or other issue that prevents you from working?

    In part 2 of my interview with Phoenix, Arizona attorney Jeffrey Herman, we dive deeper into questions about what evidence is the most compelling and how do address problems like self-medication with alcohol or drugs.  We also talk about the non-verbal cues you need to send to the judge to position yourself as a reluctant but deserving disability claimant.

    If you'd like to listen to part 1 of my interview with Attorney Herman, you can find it here.

    Jeffrey R. Herman has been practicing disability law since 2013 after graduating from Concord Law School in California. He received his Bachelor's Degree in English from Queens College in 2003 and he uses his command of the English language to draft persuasive briefs to help his clients win their Social Security Disability claim.

    Jeffrey has a lifelong exposure to the Social Security disability system.  His father, Stephen Herman, is a retired attorney who practiced Social Security Disability law for over 30 years. Before he completed law school, Jeffrey worked in his father's practice where he learned the in's and out's of the SSD application and appeal process.

    =============== FREE SURVIVAL KIT ================
    Don't know where to begin? Download my free
    “Secrets of Getting Approved” Survival Kit at
    https://bit.ly/SSD-Survival-Kit-2
    ================================================

    ============== FREE CASE EVALUATION =============
    If you or a loved one would like a case evaluation for your
    SSDI or SSI case, please contact me at
    https://bit.ly/Contact-Jonathan-2
    ================================================

    =================== CONTACT ME =================
    Jonathan Ginsberg
    Social Security Disability Attorney
    Website: https://ssdAnswers.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GinsbergLaw/
    Telephone: 800-890-2262
    https://bit.ly/Contact-Jonathan-2
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    • 20 min
    How to Win Mental Health Disability Claims - Part 1

    How to Win Mental Health Disability Claims - Part 1

    What are proven strategies you or a loved one can use to win a mental health disability claim?

    This is part one of a two part episode in which I interview Scottsdale, Arizona attorney Jeffrey Herman about how he approaches the challenges of representing deserving claimants who are struggling with mental health issues.

    In part one, Jeffrey and I go over the basics - what are the indicia of a winning mental health case, what evidence you need to win and what convinces judges that our client no longer has the capacity to reliably work.

    In part 2 of my interview, which you can find here, we dive deeper into questions about what evidence is the most compelling and how do address problems like self-medication with alcohol or drugs.  We also talk about the non-verbal cues you need to send to the judge to position yourself as a reluctant but deserving disability claimant.

    Jeffrey R. Herman has been practicing disability law since 2013 after graduating from Concord Law School in California. He received his Bachelor's Degree in English from Queens College in 2003 and he uses his command of the English language to draft persuasive briefs to help his clients win their Social Security Disability claim.

    Jeffrey has a lifelong exposure to the Social Security disability system.  His father, Stephen Herman, is a retired attorney who practiced Social Security Disability law for over 30 years. Before he completed law school, Jeffrey worked in his father's practice where he learned the in's and out's of the SSD application and appeal process.

    =============== FREE SURVIVAL KIT ================
    Don't know where to begin? Download my free
    “Secrets of Getting Approved” Survival Kit at
    https://bit.ly/SSD-Survival-Kit-2
    ================================================

    ============== FREE CASE EVALUATION =============
    If you or a loved one would like a case evaluation for your
    SSDI or SSI case, please contact me at
    https://bit.ly/Contact-Jonathan-2
    ================================================

    =================== CONTACT ME =================
    Jonathan Ginsberg
    Social Security Disability Attorney
    Website: https://ssdAnswers.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GinsbergLaw/
    Telephone: 800-890-2262
    https://bit.ly/Contact-Jonathan-2
    ================================================
    PODCAST:   Click to SUBSCRIBE to this podcast on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/social-security-disability-law-podcast/id1449712246

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    • 18 min
    Decision Writer Interview Part Two: Why Judges Approve Claims

    Decision Writer Interview Part Two: Why Judges Approve Claims

    Earlier this year I published part one of my interview with Cameron Connah, a former staff attorney with Social Security responsible for drafting approvals and denials to be released by Social Security judges.

    As a decision writer Cameron had the unique opportunity to listen to literally hundreds of hearing audio recordings and to interact with dozens of disability judges around the country.

    Not surprisingly, Cameron has some very definite opinions about what types of disability claims resonate with disability judges and how your lawyer's advocacy can affect your chances of winning.

    I hope that you find Cameron's insight about the Social Security disability decision making process as valuable as I do.

    =============== FREE SURVIVAL KIT ================
    Don't know where to begin? Download my free
    “Secrets of Getting Approved” Survival Kit at
    https://bit.ly/SSD-Survival-Kit-2
    ================================================

    ============== FREE CASE EVALUATION =============
    If you or a loved one would like a case evaluation for your
    SSDI or SSI case, please contact me at
    https://bit.ly/Contact-Jonathan-2
    ================================================

    =================== CONTACT ME =================
    Jonathan Ginsberg
    Social Security Disability Attorney
    Website: https://ssdAnswers.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GinsbergLaw/
    Telephone: 800-890-2262
    https://bit.ly/Contact-Jonathan-2
    ================================================
    PODCAST:   Click to SUBSCRIBE to this podcast on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/social-security-disability-law-podcast/id1449712246

    YOUTUBE CHANNEL: Click to SUBSCRIBE to my  YOUTUBE Channel for Social Security Disability Videos***
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    • 26 min
    What Should You Expect from Your Social Security Disability Lawyer?

    What Should You Expect from Your Social Security Disability Lawyer?

    What should you expect from your lawyer during the long delays typical of most Social Security disability claims?

    As you may know, Social Security moves at a snail's pace when deciding claims - it is not at all unusual for a case to take two years or longer from start to finish.

    What is your lawyer doing during these long delays and how do you know that your lawyer is doing anything at all?

    In this episode I talk to Oklahoma based disability attorney Lisa McNair Palmer. Lisa has represented hundreds of disability clients before both the Social Security Administration and before the Veterans Administration, so she knows about backlogs, delays and bureaucratic inefficiency.

    But Lisa also has some very strong opinions about how lawyers should keep their clients in the loop and what you, as the client of a disability lawyer, should reasonably expect from your attorney.

    As all experienced disability lawyers know, your hearing is the last step in a long process of preparation, with most of the work done in the weeks and months before your hearing date.

    Now you will have a better understanding of what goes on behind the scenes and more knowledge about what should be happening in your case.

    =============== FREE SURVIVAL KIT ================

    Don't know where to begin? Download my free
    “Secrets of Getting Approved” Survival Kit at
    https://bit.ly/SSD-Survival-Kit-2
    ================================================

    ============== FREE CASE EVALUATION =============
    If you or a loved one would like a case evaluation for your
    SSDI or SSI case, please contact me at
    https://bit.ly/Contact-Jonathan-2
    ================================================

    =================== CONTACT ME =================
    Jonathan Ginsberg
    Social Security Disability Attorney
    Website: https://ssdAnswers.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GinsbergLaw/
    Telephone: 800-890-2262
    https://bit.ly/Contact-Jonathan-2
    ================================================
    PODCAST:   Click to SUBSCRIBE to this podcast on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/social-security-disability-law-podcast/id1449712246

    YOUTUBE CHANNEL: Click to SUBSCRIBE to my  YOUTUBE Channel for Social Security Disability Videos***
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    • 24 min
    Who are Social Security Disability's "Decision Writers" and What do They Do?

    Who are Social Security Disability's "Decision Writers" and What do They Do?

    Would you be surprised to learn that the judge who hears your disability case is not the person who actually writes the approval or denial in your case?

    In the strange universe that is Social Security disability, a "decision writer" working in a cubicle hundreds of miles from the judge and weeks after your actual hearing will sit down with the exhibit file, the audio recording of your hearing and your judge's notes to actually write the decision in your case.

    Whether you win or lose is up to the judge but the words of the decision are often written by a young lawyer who, of course, was not actually in attendance at your hearing.

    In this episode, I speak with attorney Cameron Connah who is a former decision writer for Social Security.  I know Cameron because he worked for me as a paralegal prior to attending law school and he graciously agreed to appear as a guest on this podcast to explain what he did as a decision writer.

    Because SSA uses decision writers, judges have less leeway to approve a case simply because they find you credible or because they believe you are deserving of benefits. If we know what a decision writer needs to draft a fully favorable decision, we can make sure to focus on that evidence as we prepare for hearings and in testimony.

    This is part one of my conversation with Cameron.  The second half of this intriguing conversation will be released in a few weeks. Please let me know what you think.

    =============== FREE SURVIVAL KIT ================

    Don't know where to begin? Download my free
    “Secrets of Getting Approved” Survival Kit at
    https://bit.ly/SSD-Survival-Kit-2
    ================================================

    ============== FREE CASE EVALUATION =============
    If you or a loved one would like a case evaluation for your
    SSDI or SSI case, please contact me at
    https://bit.ly/Contact-Jonathan-2
    ================================================

    =================== CONTACT ME =================
    Jonathan Ginsberg
    Social Security Disability Attorney
    Website: https://www.ssdAnswers.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GinsbergLaw/
    Telephone: 800-890-2262
    https://bit.ly/Contact-Jonathan-2
    ================================================
    PODCAST:   Click to SUBSCRIBE to this podcast on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/social-security-disability-law-podcast/id1449712246

    YOUTUBE CHANNEL: Click to SUBSCRIBE to my  YOUTUBE Channel for Social Security Disability Videos***
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Shoeless Jack Johnson ,

Wow

As an attorney considering a career transition into SSDI work, this is an incredible resource. Thank you!

Shelley Quincy ,

Great podcast!

This is such an informative podcast. Jonathan can you cover how Social Security considers alternative records from alternative practitioners such as acupuncturists and chiropractors for back pain cases in a podcast?

Special Agent, Esq. ,

Thank you, Attorney Ginsburg

This is very useful insight and information about a complex process. Whether you’re an attorney or a potential claimant, I highly recommend listening to this podcast.

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