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INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS – LISTING 14.09

DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS Inflammatory Arthritis, under the SSA’s listing, is a title that is meant to cover a number of disorders. Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Typically, inflammation of major joints is the main sign of arthritis. Additionally, there may be… Read More »

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HYPOPLASTIC LEFT HEART SYNDROME (HLHS)

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a rare congenital heart defect. When a baby is born with HLHS, the left side of the heart is severely under-developed. The affected structures of the heart can include the mitral valve, left ventricle, aortic valve, and the aorta. Because the left side of the heart is unable… Read More »

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VOCATIONAL EXPERT TESTIMONY MUST BE BASED ON EVIDENCE

VOCATIONAL EXPERT TESTIMONY AT HEARING Vocational expert testimony requires evidence at a disability hearing. If you have appeared at a hearing before an SSA judge, a vocational expert probably gave testimony during your hearing. Vocational experts are often called by the judge to testify about the number of jobs that are available to a… Read More »

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CORONAVIRUS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS The Coronavirus is not stopping your disability benefits from being paid. Nor, is it stopping the SSA from deciding disability cases. This is good news for those who are receiving disability benefits. It is also good news for those who are patiently waiting for the SSA to decide… Read More »

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SSA SHOULD APPLY GRID RULES AND GRANT DISABILITY CLAIMS

THE SSA SHOULD GRANT MORE DISABILITY CLAIMS The SSA should apply the GRID Rules and grant more disability claims. At Cannon Disability Law, we routinely see the SSA deny disability claims when they should be granted. If the GRID Rules were applied properly, more people would receive the disability benefits that they deserve and… Read More »

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BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER – DISABILITY UNDER 12.08

CANNON DISABILITY LAW CAN HELP YOU WIN BENEFITS UNDER LISTING 12.08 At Cannon Disability we specialize in helping you prove your disability. Our goal is to develop your case so that your medical records show the SSA you have a severe disability. A severe disability means you cannot work. We need to prove that… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR DEPRESSION – LISTING 12.04

Can you apply for disability benefits for depression? The answer is yes, if your depression prevents you from working for over one year. Additionally, you will need to get ongoing treatment for your depression, so that you can prove you are disabled to the SSA. There are a number of forms of depression. For… Read More »

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ARE YOU WORKING? IF SO, ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS?

If you are working, according to SSA’s definition of work, you are not eligible for disability benefits. However, work has a very specific definition under SSA’s rules. Work is defined by the SSA as “substantial gainful activity.”(SGA). A person who is earning more than a certain monthly amount (net of impairment- related workexpenses) is ordinarily considered… Read More »

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SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DISABILITY – LISTING 12.03

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that causes a person to seem out of touch with reality. They may also hear sounds or voices that are not there. They may also see things that other people cannot see. For example, a person with Schizophrenia may see the walls moving in a room…. Read More »

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND DISABILITY BENEFITS – LISTING 12.02

The symptoms of a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can prevent you from working and qualify you for disability benefits. A TBI can occur from a head injury while playing sports or it can happen in a car accident. Most people can recover from a TBI with sleep, resting during the day, avoiding electronics… Read More »

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