Applying for Social Security with PTSD

June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event that causes intense fear, horror, or helplessness. Most people who experience intense trauma recover given enough time. However, some individuals are unable to process their experience and the symptoms worsen and can…

Changes You Must Report to the SSA

Whether you’re already receiving disability benefits or are looking to apply for the first time, it’s important to know what life updates are (or will be) considered critical to report to the Social Security Administration (SSA). The process of securing benefits is complex and relies on many factors beyond your disability, including your social support…

What Happens After My Disability Hearing?

If you’ve just had your disability hearing, you may feel anxious to know the results. After all, this decision will make a significant impact on your life. Regardless of whether you decided to represent yourself—or hire a Social Security lawyer in Oakland—you will need to wait for a written decision. Here’s what to expect. Your…

How Often will the SSA Review My Disability Case?

The disability claims process can be long and complex, but if you’ve hired an SSI attorney in Oakland, you may have a better chance of getting your case approved with an advocate’s experience and knowledge of the court system. If you’ve been approved at the end of this difficult process, you might be wondering how…