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HOW TO FILE A REQUEST FOR RECONSIDERATION

DID THE SSA DENY YOUR APPLICATION FOR SSDI & SSI BENEFITS? Request reconsideration online at the SSA’s website if the SSA denied your application for SSDI and SSI benefits. Don’t wait to appeal. You can file your appeal online. You don’t have to fill out forms by hand or go to the post office to… Read More »

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TIPS TO WIN FIBROMYALGIA DISABILITY BENEFITS

Fibromyalgia benefits are available from the SSA, if you cannot work for more than 12 months. If you suffer from Fibromyalgia and can’t work, you should apply for disability benefits. You can apply for SSD & SSI benefits on the Social Security website. For many years, the SSA did not recognize Fibromyalgia as an… 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 DEPRESSION – LISTING 12.04

DEPRESSION IS A DISABILITY Disability benefits for Depression are available if your mental symptoms are severe under SSA’s Listing 12.04. If your depression prevents you from working for over 12 months, then submit an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & SSI benefits. Learn about how to file an application here. There are… Read More »

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FIBROMYALGIA AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

DISABILITY BENEFITS AND FIBROMYALGIA Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that the Social Security Administration recognizes for purposes of disability benefits. You can obtain Social Security disability benefits from the SSA if you have Fibromyalgia and are unable to work. However, you must show that you have a medically determinable impairment. Likewise, you must prove… Read More »

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BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER – DISABILITY UNDER 12.08

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER & DISABILITY BENEFITS Borderline Personality Disorder disability benefits are available if you cannot work for more than 12 months. To determine if you are eligible for benefits for this mental disorder, you need to look at SSA Listing 12.08. Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental condition with inflexible and maladaptive patterns… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BACK PAIN

YOU CAN GET DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BACK IMPAIRMENTS IN UTAH AND NEVADA If you suffer disability from back pain, you may win Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers Social Security Disability Insurance or SSI benefits.  If your have worked and paid taxes, then the SSA will find you can be… Read More »

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CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE AND LISTING 4.06

Congenital Heart Disease can be a disabling impairment under SSA’s listing 4.06. The term “congenital” means that it occurs at the time of birth. Congenital heart defects are one of the most common types of birth defects. So, not all heart defects are disabling, because treatment may fix the symptoms. If you have mild… Read More »

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THREE REASONS TO HIRE A DISABILITY ATTORNEY TO WIN YOUR SSD CASE

There are more than three reasons to hire a disability attorney to represent you in your claim for SSD and SSI benefits. The reason most people don’t hire an attorney is they think it will cost too much money. What most people don’t know is that attorney fees in SSDI and SSI cases are… Read More »

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HOW TO BUILD MEDICAL RECORD EVIDENCE FOR YOUR DISABILITY CASE

Medical record evidence is the single most important thing in your SSD case. Building that medical evidence is the best thing you can do to help yourself win SSD and SSI benefits. At Cannon Disability Law, we can help you build your case. Unfortunately, many people who apply for SSDI and SSI benefits do… Read More »

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HOW TO APPLY FOR SSD BENEFITS

HOW TO FILE FOR SSD BENEFITS ONLINE Do you know how to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits? Are you wondering what is the best way to apply? If so, we have some answers. If you have access to the internet, then you should apply online at Social Security’s website. Applying online is… Read More »

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INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS – LISTING 14.09

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS Inflammatory Arthritis, under the SSA’s listing, is meant to cover a number of physical conditions. Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.  Typically, inflammation of your major joints is the main sign of arthritis. Major joints include… Read More »

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MEDICAL RECORDS IN YOUR DISABILITY CASE

THE SSA NEEDS MEDICAL RECORDS AT EVERY LEVEL OF THE DISABILITY CASE It is paramount that you understand the importance of collecting all of your medical records when you apply for disability benefits. You can apply for disability benefits online at the Social Security’s website. When you first apply for benefits, you should include… Read More »

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CARR V. SAUL – CAN YOU GET A NEW DISABILITY HEARING?

Can you get a new disability hearing? On April 22, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Carr, et.al, v.. Saul, 593 U.S. _,(2021). This is an important case because it holds that some claimants have a right to a new hearing. You can obtain a new hearing if you have an unfavorable… Read More »

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HOW TO APPLY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS

If you are wondering how to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you have come to the right place. Applying for Social Security Disability benefits has never been easier. The SSA has multiple ways for people who cannot work due to a disability to file an application for SSDI and SSI benefits. If you need… Read More »

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APPLYING FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS

APPLYING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS Applying for SSD and SSI benefits can be stressful because you may not know what you need. Likewise, you may not know what questions the SSA will ask you when you apply. The most important thing you can do is begin your application. You can apply online at… Read More »

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DEPRESSION CAN QUALIFY YOUR FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS

DEPRESSION CAN QUALIFY YOU FOR SSD BENEFITS If you have depression, should you apply for SSD and SSI benefits? The answer is yes. Depression is a common mental ailment that most people suffer at some time during their lives.  Most depression is situational, which means it comes about because of trauma or stress.  For example,… 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 SSDI and SSI benefits. A TBI can occur from a head injury while playing sports. Also, combat veterans may suffer from a head injury from a bomb blast or IED. Learn more about veteran benefits here…. Read More »

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FIVE NEW COMPASSIONATE ALLOWANCES FOR 2020

In 2020, Andrew Saul, the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, announced five new Compassionate Allowances conditions: Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors GM1 Gangliosidosis – Infantile and Juvenile Forms Nicolaides-Baraister Syndrome Rubinstein-Tybai Syndrome Secondary Adenocarcinoma of the Brain If you have one of the above conditions, you can apply online for disability benefits at… Read More »

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TIPS ON WINNING YOUR NEVADA MENTAL HEALTH CASE

NEVADA MENTAL CASE SHOWS TREATING PHYSICIAN’S OPINION ARE DUE GREAT WEIGHT The Nevada case, Ryan v. Commissioner of Social Sec., 528 F.3d 1194 (9th Cir., 2008), is important for individuals who have a mental health disability.  In the Ryan case, the ALJ disregarded the medical opinion of claimant’s Nevada treating mental health doctors. Ryan’s… 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 Vocational expert (VE) testimony requires evidence at a disability hearing. If you have appeared at a hearing before an SSA judge, a VE 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 person seeking… Read More »

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CEREBRAL PALSY DENIAL

CEREBRAL PALSY & THE UNFAIR DENIAL Cerebral Palsy is a disability under SSA’s regulations, as long as the medical condition prevents you from working. Recently, an ALJ denied a claimant with Cerebral Palsy. He did this even though Social Security’s own doctors opined she could not work. The claimant filed for disability benefits stating… 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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ARE YOU WORKING? IF SO, ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS?

If you are working, according to SSA’s definition of work, then you are not eligible for SSDI or SSI benefits. However, work has a very specific meaning 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 (after impairment related work expenses)… Read More »

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MENTAL ABILITIES YOU MUST HAVE TO PERFORM UNSKILLED WORK

There are certain mental abilities you must have in order to perform unskilled work. Unskilled work is the easiest form of work. For example, it is work that does not require much attention. It is also work that does not require you go to school. Likewise, it does not require you to learn work… Read More »

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HOW TO APPEAL A DENIAL OF DISABILITY FROM THE SSA

Are you wondering how to appeal a denial from the SSA? Is this what happened? You applied for benefits and you received your first denial of your application in the mail. Now, you are wondering how to appeal. The first thing to realize is that you should not give up your case. You have… Read More »

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SSA Plans For CDI Units To Expand To Every State

The Social Security Administration plans to expand CDI units to every state.  Below please find excerpts of a letter from Nancy Berryhill, Acting Commissioner, dated February 13, 2018, which explains their reasoning that they believe they have saved the agency billions of dollars. ___________________________ Expansion of Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Units Progress Report (February 2018)… Read More »

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POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER & WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHO EXPERIENCES POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)? Although Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often known to occur to Veterans who experience the trauma of war. Many people can have this disease, even if they are not Veterans. Those who experience violence, such as spousal abuse, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, can carry the diagnosis… Read More »

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