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Thanks for trusting us to help you win your disability claim. My name is Mark and I’ll be your guide through the videos in all three sections. We know just how frustrating and scary this time in your life can be. We want you to know that you are not alone. We’ve helped thousands of people through the disability claims process and they’ve received the benefits they deserved. The entire team here at representmyself.com will be there for you too, every step of the way. In the first section, we’ll walk you through the application process step by step. You will have all the tools and support you will need to be as successful as possible with your claim.
First, we will go over the Social Security timeline. You need to know what you can expect from Social Security and how long it takes.
Next, we’ll show you an Application Checklist which is a tool you’ll use when preparing to file your claim.
We’ll also talk about something that not many people know when it comes to Social Security disability. You see, your mindset can directly affect the outcome of your claim. Often, it’s not what you say to Social Security, it’s how you say it that will determine whether the person reviewing your claim really believes you are disabled. We will show you exactly what we mean and will give you tips on how to prepare yourself to file your disability claim.
In the second half of section 1, we’ll go through the online application and the adult disability report. In this video, you will learn how to file your application online. You’ll watch us fill out an actual online application and we’ll include tips on how to answer the questions. We’ll highlight the areas you’ll need to pay special attention to so that you will have the best chance possible.
In the last part of Section 1, we’ll take you behind the scenes at Social Security. You’ll find out what really happens to your claim and we’ll share tips on what you can do to influence the outcome of your claim.
In the last part of Section 1, we’ll prepare for what happens once you receive your decision from Social Security.
RepresentMyself.com has a private Membership area complete with additional tools available to help you. In the Library are all the documents Social Security requires you to submit your application in PDF format. Clicking on a link will open the file and download it to your computer.
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat on your computer you will need to download the program in order to view the documents and download.
You need to have a current version Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader to be able to view and download the pdf files available in RepresentMyself.com. If you don’t have the latest version you can download it by going to http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
Click on the document title in the Resource Section.
Save the file on your “Desktop” or to another folder you can find easily.
Once you have downloaded the file, go to your desktop or the folder you saved it to and double-click the file to open it. If you have any problems with the downloads please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org by going to the Help tab in the menu.
The Forms library consists of the most common Social Security forms you’ll need including the application and appeals documents. As you can see, the colors correspond with the sections of the course to make it easier for you to find the ones you need quickly.
You will also be able to access your personal account by using the My Account tab from the main menu. You can change your password and also upgrade your account and purchase additional sections of Representmyself.com.
This is a forum site where you can communicate with the other members of RepresentMyself.com. Feel free to share photos and your own story about how your disability has impacted your life. Start a new topic or just read and learn from other members. It’s a place where you can find great information and connect with people who are going through the same things you are.
Your login information is the same for this site as it is for RepresentMyself.com. If you have any questions about using the forum please contact us by clicking on Help in the menu.
We have also included a Glossary of relevant terms and acronyms commonly used in social security disability claims.If you ever need help you can submit your questions 24 hours a day using our Customer Support Center. Just click on the Help tab in the top menu.
Throughout each section of RepresentMyself.com we have given you all the resources we can to help you through the process. You can find them by going to your “My Account” page.
The first icon is a Tip. This is a suggestion about how to handle situations which arise throughout your claim for disability benefits.
The second icon is a note. This is information that you will want to pay special attention to. The notes are there to help you understand important facts and information about your claim.
The third icon is a Warning. This information is critical to the success of your claim. Make sure you follow each warning as it applies to your disability claim.
Whenever you come across one of these icons, stop and make a mental note of what we are explaining before moving on. These are the most important parts of the guide and taking your time and reading through these areas will help you be more successful.
Thanks for watching. And remember, we’re there for you. You can do this. In the next video, we will cover what to do before you apply for benefits and we’ll make sure you’re prepared to file your disability application.