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ASTHMA DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS ASTHMA? Asthma is a type of chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) that involves inflammation of your lung’s bronchial tubes. When you have asthma, muscles in your bronchial tubes constrict due to irritation. Additionally, the inflammation causes excess mucus which narrows the bronchial tubes. The muscle constriction and the inflammation in your lungs… Read More »

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CONSULTATIVE EXAMINATION TIPS – Medical Evidence Wins Your Disability Claim

WHAT IS A CONSULTATIVE EXAMINATION? After you apply for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits, you may receive a notice in the mail. This notice is scheduling you for a Consultative Examination.  The SSA usually schedules a Consultative Examination during the first six months of the appeals process. For instance, they… Read More »

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IQ AND WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

Your IQ can lead to winning SSD and SSI benefits. For instance, if you have a low IQ, you may not be able to work. You might know if you have a low IQ because it is hard to learn new things. Or, maybe you cannot keep a job, because you keep getting fired…. Read More »

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OSTEOARTHRITIS AND SSD BENEFITS

WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS? Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs when the cartilage that covers the ends of your bones wears away. When the cartilage wears away, you feel pain and stiffness in your joints. You may also experience swelling and burning in your joints. Eventually, muscle weakness and reduced range of… Read More »

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DEMENTIA & DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS DEMENTIA? Dementia is not a specific disease. Instead, dementia is a group of impairments that effect your brain’s neurological health. For example, you may have dementia if you have memory loss and poor judgment over a period of time.  Additionally, dementia usually involves a progressive decline in your cognitive function, memory, and… Read More »

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HIP REPLACEMENT & SSD BENEFITS

Hip replacement can result in winning SSD benefits if you are unable to work after surgery. However, you must be unable to work for at least 12 months following your hip operation. Additionally, your hip condition must interfere with your ability to perform your work. Likewise, it must also interfere with your ability to… Read More »

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CROHN’S DISEASE & SSD BENEFITS

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which can affect the gastrointestinal tract. Most often, Crohn’s disease occurs in the small intestine and the colon. Symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and fever. Additionally, you may also experience abdominal distention and weight loss. Other complications from the disease can include anemia,… Read More »

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CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE & SSD BENEFITS

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) can result in disabling impairments which prevent you from working. If you have CKD you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income benefits. In order to win SSD benefits, you must have a medical condition that keeps you from working for over 12 months. SSD… Read More »

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RESIDUAL FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY & SSD

WHAT IS RESIDUAL FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY? Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) is one of the most important concepts in your disability claim. The reason it is so important is your RFC can make the difference between winning or losing your SSD case. If you can prove that your RFC prevents you from working, then you can… Read More »

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BIPOLAR DISORDER AND SSD BENEFITS

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental health condition that can be disabling. If your mental health symptoms are severe enough that they keep you from working, then you might be able to win SSDI and SSI benefits. In order to win benefits, you must be off work for 12 months or more due to… Read More »

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THE DATE LAST INSURED AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

The “Date Last Insured” is the last day you were insured for SSDI benefits. You may wonder what that means. After all, you probably didn’t realize that the Social Security Disability program is an insurance program. But, it is. For example, you pay your insurance “premiums” by paying your taxes when you work. Therefore,… Read More »

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DIABETES AND SSD BENEFITS

DIABETES AND WINNING SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS Diabetes is a disease with severe symptoms that affects 34.2 million Americans. That is 10.5% of the U.S. population. The CDC reports in the 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report that over 88 million U.S. citizens, approximately 1 in 3, have prediabetes. Additionally, 1.4 million adults 20 years… Read More »

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SARCOIDOSIS & PROVING DISABILITY

WHAT IS SARCOIDOSIS? Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that causes the immune system to overreact and start attacking the body. The disease does this by forming granulomas. Granulomas are clumps of inflammatory cells. These granulomas, or small clusters of inflamed tissue, start to form throughout the body and imbed themselves in the body’s organs…. Read More »

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HEART FAILURE & DISABILITY – LISTING 4.02

WHAT IS HEART FAILURE? Heart failure is the inability of the heart to pump enough oxygenated blood into your body. Another term for heart disease is cardiovascular disease. Or, diseases which affect the cardiovascular system. This system includes the heart and its arteries, veins and capillaries. Heart failure has certain symptoms and signs. Those… Read More »

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STROKE DISABILITY BENEFITS

Stroke disability benefits are available, if you still are suffering severe stroke symptoms and you cannot work. You must be unable to work for over 12 months in order to be eligible for disability benefits. You can apply for Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits. The two benefits are have different… Read More »

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EPILEPSY AND SEIZURES

SSD benefits are available for Epilepsy and for seizures. If your seizure medications are not controlling your Epilepsy and are unable to work, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits. Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits are paid through the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA offers monthly benefits to… Read More »

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HOW TO WIN PRESUMPTIVE DISABILITY BENEFITS

Because applying for disability benefits can be a long process, it is possible to get temporary benefits in some circumstances. The SSA has made temporary or presumptive disability benefits available for Supplemental Security Income applicants. These benefits are available for 6 months. You receive these monthly benefits while the Social Security Administration processes your… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BREAST CANCER

Disability benefits are available for individuals who have breast cancer. In order to win those benefits, however, we recommend that you hire an SSD attorney. Attorneys and representatives who practice Social Security Disability law will understand how to obtain the medical records you need to win your case. They will also know how to… Read More »

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HOW TO WIN NEVADA DISABILITY BENEFITS

THE DISABILITY PROCESS IN NEVADA Nevada disability benefits are available if you cannot work for 12 months or more. If you need disability benefits, then you need a Nevada disability attorney.  Most people who are suffering from a physical or mental condition and can no longer work should apply for SSD and SSI benefits. It… Read More »

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KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

Knee replacement surgery can result in winning SSD and SSI benefits if you can no longer work. Especially, if you have chronic pain and cannot work for longer than 12 months. Typically, over 600,000 knee replacement operations are performed every year in the United States. Sometimes people undergo double knee replacement surgeries. For example,… Read More »

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