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VARICOSE VEINS & SSD BENEFITS

WHAT ARE VARICOSE VEINS? Varicose veins are veins that have become swollen and twisted. They are usually found in your legs. However, they can also occur in other parts of the body. They develop because of a blockage in the vein. As you can see from the illustration below, a normal vein has healthy… Read More »

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DIVORCE & DISABILITY BENEFITS

DOES DIVORCE EFFECT YOUR DISABILITY BENEFITS? Divorce can effect your Social Security benefits, but it depends on what kind of benefits the SSA is paying you. For example, you could be getting paid Social Security Disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income benefits, or you could also be receiving disability benefits on your spouse’s earnings record… Read More »

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CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME & DISABILITY

WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a fairly common condition. It comes from overuse of the hand while doing repetitive movements. The carpal tunnel is an opening in your wrist that is formed by the carpal bones on the bottom of the wrist and the carpal ligament at the top of the wrist. The… Read More »

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REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE & YOUR BENEFITS

WHAT IS A REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE? A representative payee is a friend, relative, or other interested party that the SSA appoints to protect the interests of the person who is being paid Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. More than eight million people, who get monthly SSDI and SSI payments, need… Read More »

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MIGRAINES & DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT ARE MIGRAINE HEADACHES? Migraines are not just a headache. Migraines are a severe headache that often comes with nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity. However, migraine symptoms are different for everyone. But, they are known to be vascular headaches that create serious head pain. The head pain is caused by the activation of nerve… Read More »

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ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS WINS BENEFITS

WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS? There are many ways to define ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an autoimmune disorder. However, it is also an inflammatory arthritic disorder and a rheumatic disease. Ankylosing spondylitis is a condition that can affect various areas of the body, such as the heart, the eyes, the lungs, and kidneys…. Read More »

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SSD BENEFITS FOR RECURRENT ARRHYTHMIAS

RECURRENT ARRHYTHMIAS:  WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE HEART? Recurrent arrhythmias is a condition that affects the normal beating of the heart. The heart has a natural rhythm that is created by the sinoatrial node or the SA node. This rhythm is generated by a group of cells in the right… Read More »

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ADDISON’S DISEASE & SSD BENEFITS

WHAT IS ADDISON’S DISEASE? Addison’s disease is a medical condition in which your adrenal glands don’t produce enough of the hormones cortisol and aldosterone. The adrenal glands are small glands that are located on top of each of your kidneys. These glands play a very important role in your health because they produce hormones that… Read More »

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WORST MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE AT DISABILITY HEARING

DON’T MAKE THIS BIG MISTAKE It can take years to finally get a hearing with a judge from the SSA. From the date of filing an application for benefits to the date of your hearing can be a wait, on average of two years. You would think that after waiting two years to go… Read More »

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HEMOPHILIA DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS HEMOPHILIA? Hemophilia is a medical condition that causes excessive bleeding due to a deficiency of clotting agents in the blood. Because the blood doesn’t clot normally, people with hemophilia who have a minor cut or bruise can lose a lot of blood. Hemophilia can also cause nosebleeds and bleeding in the gums… Read More »

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CYSTIC FIBROSIS GUIDE TO SSD BENEFITS

APPLY FOR SSD BENEFITS IF YOU HAVE CYSTIC FIBROSIS Cystic fibrosis is an inherited genetic disease that affects almost 40,000 adults and children in the United States. It is a defect in a protein that results in the buildup of mucus in organs throughout the body. This can lead to blockages, tissue damage, and… Read More »

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PROSTATE CANCER & DISABILITY BENEFITS

FACTS ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, after skin cancer. This year, 268,490 men in the United States will be found to have prostate cancer. Worldwide, almost 1.5 million men had prostate cancer in 2020. Most of those men were older than 60 years old. Doctors… Read More »

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PARKINSON’S DISEASE & SSD BENEFITS

PARKINSON’S DISEASE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Every year, around 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Around the world, there are more than 10 million people living with the condition. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system. It also affects the parts of the body controlled by the nerves. Parkinson’s… Read More »

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LUNG CANCER DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS LUNG CANCER? Lung cancer is the third most common form of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, it is the main cause of cancer deaths in the United States. It is also the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Your right lung is divided into three sections. Each section is called… Read More »

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MENIERE’S DISEASE & DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS MENIERE’S DISEASE? Meniere’s disease is a rare disorder of the inner ear. The inner ear controls your balance and hearing. If you have a disorder of your inner ear, then it is likely you will suffer hearing loss. Along with hearing loss, Ménière’s disease also causes dizziness and loss of balance. If… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR AMPUTATION

IS AMPUTATION OF A LIMB AN AUTOMATIC DISABILITY? Disability benefits for amputation of a limb is available from the SSA under certain circumstances. You might believe that the amputation of a limb would automatically qualify you for disability benefits. But it doesn’t. Only certain types of amputations qualify for benefits. For example, the amputation… Read More »

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ALS DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE

WHAT IS LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE OR ALS? ALS disability benefits are available for you if you have Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS stands for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. For the following reasons, ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It is a severely disabling and fatal disease. Very few people survive more than a handful… Read More »

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CAN SOCIAL SECURITY TAKE AWAY YOUR BENEFITS?

Can Social Security cease or take away your disability benefits? This is one of the most common questions we hear at Cannon Disability Law. And the short answer is “yes.” Even if you win benefits, the SSA can cease or take away your benefits. This is true whether you receive SSDI or SSI benefits…. Read More »

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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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EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME & DISABILITY BENEFITS

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

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