Social Security Disability Revealed: Why it's so hard to access benefits and what you can do about it - an insider overview on the inner workings of the Social Security Administration with an in-depth view on applying for Disability benefits, why you might not succeed, and how to make the process easier on yourself.  Now available in paperback, e-book, and audiobook!

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Short bio: Author Spencer Bishins spent over 7 years drafting disability decisions for the Social Security Administration and almost 4 years at the SSA Appeals Council.  This book offers an honest, probing look at the current state of disability benefits, and offers suggestions on how to make the application and appeals process as simple as possible.

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Read Disability News Wire's book review of Social Security Disability Revealed

Read the Washington Post article on issues with SSA judges and remands

Read the Buffalo News article on dismal SSD timelines

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Peace on Drugs

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Politically High Tech

Progress 4 Tomorrow (part 1)

Progress 4 Tomorrow (part 2)

Progress 4 Tomorrow (part 3)

Relatively Normal

Searching for Political Identity

Sex, Drugs, and Jesus

SJ Childs Show

Social Security Disability Podcast (part 1)

Social Security Disability Podcast (part 2)

Social Security Disability Podcast (part 3)

SoloMoms Talk!

Sparkles for Better Mental Health

The Trend with Rtlfaith

The Unladylike Lounge

Two Disabled Dudes

Words of Heart

Articles written by author Spencer Bishins:

What Applying for SSDI Looks Like and How It Hurts Chronically Ill People

(Spoonie Press)

Articles written by editor Allison Bishins:

The Tragedy of the Social Security Disability Program: Can we fix this dehumanizing and wasteful disability benefits system?

What I Wish People Knew about Disability Benefits: And why the whole system is f*cked

"One" Thing You Need to Know about Federal Disability Benefits

Full description of the book

Table of contents

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