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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS Multiple Sclerosis is an auto-immune disease that affects the central nervous system. When an individual suffers from M.S., the disease damages the  insulating covers of the nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. This nerve damage process is called demyelination.  Demyelination can cause  symptoms, such as… Read More »

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HOW TO SPOT A SCAM – SIX THINGS THE SSA WILL NEVER DO

How can you spot a scam? How do you know if it is really the SSA on the phone calling you? You may have received a phone call from someone claiming they were from the Social Security Administration. There are phone scams, text scams, and email scams. Typically, the person on the telephone will… Read More »

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CARR V. SAUL – CAN YOU GET A NEW DISABILITY HEARING?

Can you get a new disability hearing? On April 22, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Carr, et.al, v.. Saul, 593 U.S. _,(2021). This is an important case because it holds that some claimants have a right to a new hearing. You can obtain a new hearing if you have an unfavorable… Read More »

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MEDICAL RECORDS IN YOUR DISABILITY CASE

THE SSA NEEDS MEDICAL RECORDS AT EVERY LEVEL OF THE DISABILITY CASE It is paramount that you understand the importance of collecting all of your medical records when you apply for disability benefits. When you first apply for benefits, you should include a copy of your medical records with your application. This is true… Read More »

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CAN DISABILITY BENEFITS BE GARNISHED FOR CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS?

Whether or not your disability benefits payments can be garnished for child support payments depends on what kind of disability benefits you receive. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is based on your work history. When you pay your employment taxes, you pay into the program. Supplemental Security Income (SSI), on the other hand, is a… Read More »

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NEVADA DISABILITY BENEFITS

Disability Process in Nevada If you live in Nevada and need disability benefits, you also need an attorney.  Most people who are suffering from a disability and can no longer work should apply for disability benefits. Fortunately, the federal government offers two programs to help you. The first is SSD benefits.  Social Security Disability… Read More »

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SSA CHANGES RULES FOR BACK DISABILITY

Once again, the SSA changes the rules for people with a back disability. This change should be of concern to all lawyers and claimants who are seeking disability benefits, because every year there are millions of disability claims filed for back impairments. The new rules, including the new preamble, will be effective on April… Read More »

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Obesity Under Social Security Ruling 19-2p

SOCIAL SECURITY RULING 19-2P – OBESITY The SSA issued Social Security Ruling 19-2p this year, rescinding and replacing SSR 02-1p, that was previously used to evaluate obesity as a disabling impairment.  SSR 19-2p states that “obesity,” when established by objective medical evidence (signs, laboratory findings, or both) from an acceptable medical source (AMS), is a… Read More »

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MANAGING STRESS DURING COVID-19

Are you having difficulty managing stress during Covid-19?  If so, the state of Utah is providing free help to those who need it.  Below you will find free numbers you can call. The state of Utah has crisis lines to help you during this difficult time. FREE CRISIS AND HOTLINE TO YOU MANAGE STRESS… Read More »

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HOW TO FILL OUT SSA’S WORK HISTORY FORM

How do you fill out SSA’s Work History form? If you are asking yourself this question, that is good! You should worry about what you write on the forms that you send to Social Security. Most people fill out the work history report incorrectly. Subsequently, the form is used against them to prove they… Read More »

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