Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos and Newlin Disability Lawyers
  • Social Security Disability benefits are designed to help those who have suffered medical conditions that prevent them from working, but who determines eligibility?

    Many people believe that if their doctor has diagnosed their condition and medical evidence of the diagnosis can be provided, they should be approved for benefits. However, this isn’t the case. Doctors can’t determine if people are eligible for Social Security Disability—only Social Security Disability medical consultants can make these determinations.

    According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), a medical consultant is a person who makes disability determinations for the agency. Most are licensed physicians, but many are trained in specific areas of medicine and meet the requirements of their specialty areas.

    They make their determinations based on the standards for the medical conditions outlined in the SSA’s Blue Book.

    This is why it’s important to have a Social Security Disability lawyer examine your case prior to filing for benefits. A lawyer can help make sure the evidence and documentation presented in your filing is likely to meet SSA requirements.

    At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we have worked with thousands of Social Security Disability applicants, and we know how to navigate the SSA’s application process. Find out how we can help you by calling our legal staff at (800) 684-3388.


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Together, our lawyers have more than 150 years of experience and, with a staff of more than 140 attorneys and case managers who handle more than 8,000 disability cases each year, we can help determine if you qualify for benefits. Our Social Security Disability attorneys treat you like family and handle your case with integrity. We know how to apply, how to appeal, and how to help. Call our Social Security Disability attorneys today at (866)-684-3388 or fill out a free online consultation form by clicking the link below.

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Having the help of an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer on your side may increase your chances of being approved for benefits. We can help you:


  • file your claim
  • process complicated paperwork
  • handle your appeal
  • and more
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About FSTN

Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin has a reputation for success and handles Social Security Disability (SSD) cases across the country, partnering with many law firms. By partnering with premier injury law firms throughout the country, our Social Security Disability lawyers easily serve the needs of clients no matter where they live.

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