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CAN YOU WIN DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR ANXIETY? Are you struggling with Generalized Anxiety Disorder? Do you suffer from panic attacks? When you leave the house, do you break out into a cold sweat, panic, and have to come home? These are some of the problems with Anxiety Disorder.  Perhaps you are afraid of other… Read More »

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Why is my neighbor on disability benefits, but SSA keeps denying my case?

Why Hasn’t SSA Granted Your Case? At Cannon Disability Law, we hear a version of this question every day. People look at their neighbors and believe they should not be receiving disability benefits. They also believe they should get benefits and can’t understand why the SSA denied their case. If you are asking yourself a similar… Read More »

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5th Circuit finds Bankruptcy Court has jurisdiction to hear SSA overpayment case

BANKRUPTCY COURT HAS JURISDICTION TO HEAR OVERPAYMENT CASE The 5th Circuit, in Benjamin v. United States of America, (5th Circuit 07/26/2019), has ruled that the Bankruptcy Court has jurisdiction to hear a representative payee’s overpayment case. Benjamin, the plaintiff was the representative payee of his sister’s monthly disability benefits.  His sister returned to work and the… Read More »

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Diabetes Type 1, School and Disability Rights

DIABETES TYPE 1 Millions of adults have Type 2 Diabetes or millions more are pre-diabetic. Diabetes can be due to lifestyle issues, such as being overweight and diet, but it can also be due to genetic factors. What many people don’t know is that there is another form of Diabetes called Diabetes Type 1,… Read More »

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Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis And Disability Benefits

PNEUMOCONIOSIS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS COAL WORKERS’ PNEUMOCONIOSIS If you have worked in the mines, you have occupational exposure to coal dust, which may cause pneumoconiosis and disability. Exposure to coal dust over a prolonged period of time can result in a miner having Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP). The disease can be simple coal workers’… Read More »

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Marfan’s Syndrome And Disability Benefits

MARFAN’S SYNDROME You can obtain disability for Marfan’s syndrome. Marfan syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder that affects multiple body systems, including the skeleton, eyes, heart, blood vessels, nervous system, skin, and lungs. There is no specific laboratory test to diagnose Marfan syndrome. The doctor makes the diagnosis using your medical history, including family… Read More »

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Obesity Is A Disabling Impairment Under Social Security Ruling 19-2p

SOCIAL SECURITY RULING 19-2P 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 medically determinable… Read More »

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Smith v. Berryhill – U.S. Supreme Court Reverses SSA’s Policy

SMITH V. BERRYHILL On May 28, 2019, the U.S Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Smith v. Berryhill, 587 US _ (2019), reversing the Sixth Circuit’s judgment. The Sixth Circuit held that an Appeals Council dismissal was not subject to Federal judicial review. But,  the Supreme Court held that an Appeals Council’s dismissal of “a request for… Read More »

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What Evidence Does My Attorney Need To Win My Disability Case?

TOGETHER, THE ATTORNEY AND THE EVIDENCE, WINS THE DISABILITY CASE Your disability case is only as good as the evidence that you provide to your attorney. Many people believe an attorney can win a case simply by presenting the case to a Judge. Unfortunately, that is not true. When an attorney presents your case… Read More »

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The 5 Day Rule – Evidence Submission Rules In Social Security Disability Hearings

5 DAY EVIDENCE SUBMISSION RULE There is a new rule that requires all evidence be into the judge 5 days before a claimant’s hearing. Even though Social Security Disability hearings are administrative and the normal rules of evidence do not apply, there are still rules that everyone must follow.  After May 1, 2017, the… Read More »

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