I know someone who applied for social security disability. This person has access to the computer but has not even looked up the process. They do not have an idea of how many appeals are available to them.
This shit frustrates me, it seems like if it is important to them they would find out all they can about filing and appeals.
Yes or No??
that seems ridiculous to even contemplate doing such. they should educate themselves as much as possible. for the most part it's the medical records of the person that give evidence to support the claim. even once benefits are approved the person has to get re-evaluated periodically by approved MD's to continue receiving benefits.
William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.
The bottom line is regardless of the info tyou know almost everyone gets denied the first time they apply for ssd. If your friend does get denied he/she must promptly reapply with a good SSD lawyer and ask to see a SS doctor.