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PULMONARY EMBOLISM & DISABILITY

WHAT IS A PULMONARY EMBOLISM? A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot in the lungs. This can occur when the blood vessels that supply blood to the lungs become blocked. First, the blood clot forms in the legs or the pelvic area. Next, the clot travels to your lungs. When a blood clot… Read More »

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SCOLIOSIS & PROVING DISABILITY

WHAT IS SCOLIOSIS? Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine. If the curvature is severe it can cause disabling pain and limitations. The severity of your scoliosis depends upon the amount of your spinal curvature. In order to have the diagnosis of scoliosis, your spine must curve abnormally to the side and have… Read More »

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EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME & DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME (EDS)? Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of more than one genetic disorder. These disorders affect the connective tissues in your body. Because there are different forms of the syndrome, symptoms differ for each person. If you need disability benefits due to your EDS, contact Cannon Disability Law today. Ehlers-Danlos… Read More »

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SICKLE CELL DISORDERS & DISABILITY

WHAT IS SICKLE CELL ANEMIA? Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a blood disorder that can result in disability. Cannon Disability Law can help you win disability benefits if you have sickle cell disorder. Contact us today for a free consultation. If you have sickle cell anemia, then your  body creates red blood cells that… Read More »

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LIVER CANCER & SSD BENEFITS

WHAT IS LIVER CANCER? Liver cancer occurs when your liver cells divide aggressively multiply and create tumors. The liver tumors demonstrate that you have liver cancer. In the United States, more than 40,000 people are diagnosed with liver cancer each year. Worldwide, more than 800,000 people are diagnosed with this cancer each year. Liver cancer… Read More »

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COVID & DISABILITY BENEFITS

Over 1 million people have died of Covid-19 in the United States. Worldwide, that figure is currently over 6 million deaths. The impact on everyone cannot be overstated. In addition to losing lives, good health, and jobs, people had trouble managing stress. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has a disproportionately higher effect on the disability community. Individuals… Read More »

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UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS & SSD BENEFITS

CAN YOU COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND ALSO APPLY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS? Many people collect unemployment benefits after they lose a job. Sometimes, people file for unemployment benefits, thinking they will soon return to work. However, they then realize a disability is going to prevent them from returning to work. When you collect… Read More »

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MULTIPLE MYELOMA & DISABILITY BENEFITS

Multiple myeloma is a rare, but serious, form of blood cancer. The exact cause of multiple myeloma is unknown. However, it starts with one atypical plasma cell which then multiplies in the bone marrow. This results in cancer cells. The  cancerous myeloma cells don’t have a typical life cycle. Instead of multiplying and then… Read More »

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CHILDHOOD CEREBRAL PALSY & SSI BENEFITS

Childhood cerebral palsy disability benefits are available for children through the Social Security Administration. In order to receive SSI benefits, you child’s cerebral palsy symptoms must be severe. This article discusses cerebral palsy in childhood. It also talks about how to win Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for children from the Social Security Administration… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR CEREBRAL PALSY

Disability benefits for cerebral palsy are available through the Social Security Administration. In order to receive SSD and SSI benefits, your cerebral palsy symptoms must be so severe that you cannot work for more than 12 months. This article discusses cerebral palsy and how to win disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). WHAT… Read More »

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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION & SSD BENEFITS

Workers’ compensation provides benefits to those who suffer an on the job injury. Benefits include medical treatment for work-related conditions. Benefits also include cash payments that partially replace lost wages. Workers’ compensation pays temporary total disability benefits benefits while you recuperate from your injury. If the condition has lasting consequences, then the program may… Read More »

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ACUTE LEUKEMIA & DISABILITY BENEFITS

Acute Leukemia is a rapidly progressing cancer that qualifies you for Social Security disability benefits. Acute Leukemia starts when a cell changes and becomes a leukemia cell. Because it no longer matures the way it should, it grows out of control. Often, it divides to make new cells faster than normal. Leukemia cells also don’t… Read More »

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NEW COMPASSIONATE ALLOWANCES

In 2022 and 2021 there were new Compassionate Allowances. The Compassionate Allowances initiative allows Social Security to quickly identify severe medical conditions that meet the criteria for disability benefits. Because the diseases on the list are so disabling, the SSA wants to pay benefits as soon as possible. Every year, new compassionate allowances are… Read More »

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WHAT IS AN UNSUCCESSFUL WORK ATTEMPT?

An unsuccessful work attempt is when you try to work while you are waiting for benefits. But, you aren’t able to work due to your disability. Many people call us, while they are waiting for the SSA to make a decision, and ask if they can make a “work attempt.” Next, they ask if… Read More »

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PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY & DISABILITY BENEFITS

Peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage to the nerves outside of the brain and the spinal column. People who experience peripheral neuropathy feel pain. They also feel numbness, weakness, and tingling sensations in their hands and feet. They will often describe the sensation as feeling like “pins-and-needles” or like their hands and feet have “fallen… Read More »

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