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SSA USES SIX DOMAINS TO DESCRIBE CHILDHOOD DISABILITY

 WHAT ARE THE SIX CHILDHOOD DISABILITY DOMAINS ? In order to win SSI or childhood disability benefits, you must be familiar with the six domains the SSA uses to describe childhood impairments. The six domains are listed and outlined below. If your child’s disability does not meet a listing, then one can turn to… 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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APPEALS COUNCIL REVIEW

APPEALS COUNCIL REVIEW – SHOULD YOU APPEAL? If the ALJ sent you an Unfavorable Decision after your hearing, you should be asking yourself if it is time to seek Appeals Council review. The Appeals Council is a group of individuals who review ALJ decisions from all over the nation.  If you lost your hearing,… Read More »

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SSA ADDS FOUR NEW COMPASSIONATE ALLOWANCES

SSA Adds Four New Compassionate Allowances Conditions On August 19, 2019, the SSA added four new conditions to the list of compassionate allowances. The SSA has a list of conditions they consider disabling. This list is the Listed Impairments. Additionally, the SSA has a list of disabling impairments they consider to be automatically disabling…. Read More »

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NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS DISABILITY MAY NOT BE A BARRIER TO WORK

IS DISABILITY A BARRIER TO WORK? On September 5, 2019, the New York Times published Ben Casselman’s article about disability and work. Casselman wrote, employers like Dell, started a program to hire people with autism. Kate Cosway, who has a master’s degree, was chosen by Dell for a 12-week internship, which is now becoming… Read More »

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WHAT IS A TRIAL WORK PERIOD?

YOU WON BENEFITS AND WANT TO TRY GOING BACK TO WORK. CAN YOU DO IT? You won disability benefits and one year has gone by. Perhaps you are feeling better and want to try work again. Can you go back to work and still receive disability benefits? This is a great question and the… Read More »

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YOU HAD A HEART ATTACK? CAN YOU GET DISABILITY?

HEART ATTACK AND DISABILITY BENEFITS You had a heart attack and you want to know if you qualify for disability benefits. It is a good question. And the answer depends on whether you heart condition impacts your ability to function.  A heart attack can be a serious, disabling event. Some people will recover within… Read More »

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PRESUMPTIVE DISABILITY BENEFITS

Because applying for disability benefits can be a long process, the SSA has made temporary or presumptive disability benefits available for SSI applicants who have some disabilities. These benefits are available for six months while the SSA processes your disability claim. Presumptive disability payments are only available to SSI recipients. Therefore, presumptive disability payments… Read More »

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ALJ MUST INCLUDE ALL MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS AT STEP FIVE

THE 7TH CIRCUIT HELD THE ALJ MUST INCLUDE ALL MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS IN HYPOTHETICAL TO THE VE  In Crump v. Saul, the 7th Circuit court held that the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) must include all mental impairments, including moderate impairments, in the hypothetical to the Vocational Expert (VE). If the ALJ does not, then she… Read More »

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CONSULTATIVE EXAMS – WHAT ARE THEY?

At some point, if you file for disability benefits, the SSA might order Consultative Exams. You will receive a notice in the mail, ordering you to go to a Consultative Exam. You may ask yourself, “Consultative Exams – What are they?” What they are is an opportunity for you to visit a doctor or… Read More »

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