To start, I always tell people up front that in order to win your disability claim, you have to be able to show Social Security how your illness prevents you from being able to work. It is not enough to simply prove that you are sick; you must really elaborate on how your sickness limits your abilities to perform even simple, unskilled work. In other words, you must be able to translate your medical condition into specific work limitations. These limitations are the bread and butter of a winning case.
Choose a Winning Strategy
There are several strategies that attorneys use to prove that you are disabled according to Social Security’s standards. These include 1) The Listing Strategy, 2) The Functional Capacity Strategy, and 3) The Grid Rules Strategy. You can read about each of these strategies on this web site.
It is important to keep in mind that the strategies can often be combined, meaning that you can present to Social Security more than one argument as to why you are disabled. To understand how this works, however, you have to understand how each individual strategy works. Please visit the individual case strategy pages for details on the 3 effective case strategies for winning a disability claim based on Depression.