What if My Disability Attorney Made a Mistake on My Case?

What if My Disability Attorney Made a Mistake on My Case? Despite what popular culture may tell you, lawyers are human. They may be well-versed in the law, but they’re still going to make mistakes. But what if they make a mistake that costs you your disability case? You spent money on an attorney to  … Read more

What to Know Before Hiring a Disability Attorney

What to Know Before Hiring a Disability Attorney So you’ve applied for disability and it’s been rejected. The next step is to take it to court and find a disability attorney who can present your case in the best light and get you the disability check you deserve. However, with any case, you need to  … Read more

Can I Afford a Disability Representative?

Can I Afford a Non-Attorney Disability Representative? When you’re trying to get your disability benefits approved, you don’t necessarily need to hire an attorney. Sometimes, you can hire a disability advocate to help you get the benefits that you deserve. What is a Disability Advocate? A disability advocate is simply a person who assists and  … Read more

Residual Functional Capacity

Residual Functional Capacity If the Disability Determination Services (DDS) recognizes your disability, you may think that you’re about to be approved for disability benefits. However, your claim may still face rejection if it’s determined by the DDS that you have a high enough RFC. A Residual Functional Capacity Form (RFC) assesses the most amount of  … Read more

What is a Consultative Exam?

What is a Consultative Exam? A Consultative Exam (CE) is a medical examination. Some people who have applied for social security disability benefits are asked to have a consultative exam by the DDS examiner who is handling their claim. You will receive a letter asking for a consultative exam if one is needed. If your  … Read more

Who is a DDS Examiner?

Who is a DDS Examiner? The Disability Determination Services employs examiners whose job is to determine whether the claimant is considered blind or disabled according to the law. The examiner uses an RFC form (Residual Functional Capacity) and fills it out according to the medical information provided by the claimant in their disability application. There  … Read more

Disability Determination Services

What is Disability Determination Services? The office of Disability Determination Services is often referred to as the DDS. DDS is the department that decides whether a person is medically eligible – whether physically or mentally – to qualify for disability benefits. Every  day, they are rejecting or approving more claims than you can count. They  … Read more

Steps for Initial Disability Determination

The Steps to your Initial Disability Determination Once apply for disability in Nevada and your application arrives at the Disability Determination Services (DDS), your case is assigned to an examiner. The DDS examiners job is to use the information provided in your application to see if you meet the criteria for disability benefits. These criteria  … Read more

Initial Disability Application

Initial Disability Application There are several different steps that your initial disability application will go through when you apply for disability in Nevada. It is important to be specific and completely fill out the application before it is submitted. The application forms will ask you to describe your disability (physical or mental), treatments you have  … Read more