I am an attorney. I have handled Social Security Disability cases for over 25 years. At times, I encourage potential clients to apply on their own as the case sounds solid – I do this to save them money from paying me, or another lawyer, and sometimes they call back to say “It worked! Thank-you.”
Sadly, many others call back to say “I was denied.” To prevent that, I now provide this link to this reasonably priced book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AX3Q0KI/ref=cm_cr_rev_prod_title . The amount of information, expertise, wisdom and knowledge that has been shared by Tomasz is mind-boggling. The depth of his experience and his willingness to share it in this book provides an excellent tool.
The color photos are excellent. There are excellent suggestions on how to answer questions that one would have dismissed as unimportant or answered from the wrong angle.
SSA has made it convenient to apply from the comfort of your home, or another’s home. You can save your work if you need more time or don’t have enough information. http://ssa.gov/pgm/disability.htm
This book is a must for anyone that applies – whether there case is rock solid or iffy – there is just no reason not to use this tool.