By Disability | February 6 , 2018 | 01

It is overwhelming to file a Social Security Disability claim. One of the reasons is the fact that Social Security has a lot terminology related to Disability claims that you need to know.  In addition,  Social Security uses a lot of abbreviations  making it almost impossible to understand. For that reason,  the following is a list of  the most commonly used abbreviations.

AC – Appeals Council

ADL – Activities of Daily Living

ALJ – Administrative Law Judge

AOD – Alleged Onset Date

CE – Consultative Examination

CFR – Code of Federal Regulations

DAC – Disabled Adult Child

DDS – Disability Determination Service

DLI – Date Last Insured

DO – District Office

DOT – Dictionary of Occupational Titles

ER – Earnings Record

ME – Medical Expert

ODAR – Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

PRW – Past Relevant Work

RFC – Residual Functional Capacity

SGA – Substantial Gainful Activity

SSA – Social Security Administration

SSDI – Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

SSI – Supplemental Security Income

SSR – Social Security Ruling

TWP – Trial Work Period

UWA – Unsuccessful Work Attempt

VE – Vocational Expert

WIB – Widows Insurance Benefits


When filing a Disability claim you really need an experienced Disability Advocate on your side such as one from Disability Specialist Center, LLC. Our Disability Advocates can improve your chances of winning since they are experts  in the Disability  terminology, laws, regulations and medical issues and they know what it takes to be successful in your claim.

Disability Specialist Center, LLC represents individuals in Michigan.  For a free case evaluation, please call (248) 788-6840 or complete the evaluation on the websiteDisabilityspecialistcenter.com

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