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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing When 8850 Form Disability

Instructions and Help about When 8850 Form Disability

Hi, this is Jonathan Ginsberg. I'd like to show you how to complete a request for reconsideration, along with the associated forms. You will see that these forms are fairly typical of what we see in Social Security in the disability world. Unfortunately, the instructions are pretty much worthless. If you do complete the forms yourself, I think you should focus on activity limitations that would limit or impact your capacity to do simple entry-level work. A diagnosis like a herniated disk or a blood clot in your leg, or severe depression, is not a disability, but the impact of those conditions. For example, if you can't sit for more than five or ten minutes, or you have to keep your legs extended at waist level or higher, or if you experience crying spells for 30 to 60 minutes three days a week, those are issues that would impact you from working. So let's go through the different forms you'll need to complete. There are three forms to do a reconsideration. The first one is the 561, the second one is the disability report appeal (form SSA 3441), and the third one is the 829, which is a medical authorization form. Let's take a look at how to complete these forms. The first one, the main one, is a request for reconsideration. I just completed this very briefly. The person I gave them a name, John Example. The claim number is generally the same as the social security number, however, if this is a disabled widows benefit claim or if you're claiming under somebody else's social security number, then you need to use a different number for the claim number. The issue being appealed is disability. I don't agree with Social Security's determination, and this is a form you can...