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Signs I am going to win my Social Security Disability Benefits Case

In the video below Sharon Christie, a social security disability benefits lawyer, answers the age-old question what are some signs that I am going to win my Social Security Disability Benefits Case?  If you or someone you know is looking to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits contact Sharon Christie Law today. We are a social security disability benefits law firm dedicated to getting you the benefits you deserve.

Official Transcript: Signs I am going to win my Social Security Disability Benefits Case


Hi, I’m Sharon Christie your nurse attorney for Social Security Disability Benefits. People frequently ask me if there are signs they should look for that they are winning their case. For example, if their case in most instances at the first stage it may take three to six months to get an answer. If it’s taking longer than that they’ll want to know was that a good sign because it means that they’re taking longer with my case and I’m going to win or they’ll ask me, you know when we go to the hearing what sign should I look for that that will indicate I’m going to win the case?
So here’s the answer. From my experience, there really aren’t signs that you look for. Your case may be taking longer at the first stage or the second stage and that’s just because of a backup at Social Security or at the next Department disability determination services. Or your case may be moving rapidly does that mean you’re going to win? Not necessarily, it doesn’t.  It’s just really a matter of the personnel available to work on a case and how many cases they have to work on. 
At the hearing you know are their signs that I’m going to win my case?  Well every once in a while at the end of the case before we’ve left the judge will tell us what he or she is going to do that they’re going to find you disabled but that’s pretty rare and that’s obviously a sign that you’ve won your case.
When we come out of a hearing there’s a general sense of whether it went well or maybe it was very difficult but I can tell you this is what I tell my clients. I have learned over the years to never predict what a judge is going to do. We always have to wait until we see the actual decision before you get to you to a hearing.
Sometimes your case will be sent for quality review. Now while that may be a positive sign I’ve seen any number of cases go to quality review and then be denied so I don’t put any store in that. while we’re the other either I always wait to see the decision so I think the best answer to your question about whether they’re signs that you’re going to win is for the most part no you just keep moving through the process until you get a decision

The Path to Social Security Disability Benefits with Sharon Christie Law

Step 1: Understanding Social Security’s Definition of Disabled

The definition of disabled, according to Social Security, is that you have severe limitations from your health problems that keep you from doing any kind of work for at least 12 consecutive months. This is the first thing we look at when evaluating your case. Your diagnosis is just the starting point. To get disability benefits for you, we must prove that your disabling condition causes severe limitations in your day to day activities.

Step 2: Medical Records in Your Disability Case

You must have medical evidence to prove your disability case. The most important evidence is your medical records that show your diagnosis, your symptoms, and your response to treatment.

Step 3: Don’t go it alone: How Sharon Christie Law Can Help You

At Sharon Christie Law, we recognize that no one ever plans to get so sick that they have to stop working. When you need to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits we recognize that you will be anxious about the process and whether you can qualify for disability benefits. Our goal at Sharon Christie Law is to help you win your case and give you the financial stability you need! Why work with us?

We do it all for you: At Sharon Christie Law we handle all aspects of the case for you, from preparing and filing your application through the hearing with a judge. We are with you every step of the way.  When working with us, you focus on feeling better, and we focus on winning your case.

We return your phone calls: We understand that you have many questions regarding Social Security Disability Benefits. We never want you to wonder what is happening with your case. We are here to answer your questions. All phone calls and emails are returned within 24 hours. That is our promise to you.

We believe in client education: The Social Security Disability process is confusing. We think it is important that you understand each step in the process. So, we created a section on our website that is accessible only to clients. This client’s only section tells you everything you need to know about the disability process.