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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 or learn work skills. If you received a denial… Read More »

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NEVADA CASE THAT SHOWS TREATING PHYSICIAN’S OPINION 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 treating mental health doctors. Ryan’s doctor found… Read More »

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Because applying for disability benefits can be a long process, the SSA has made temporary or presumptive disability benefits available for SSI applicants who have some disabilities. These benefits are available for six months while the SSA processes your disability claim. Presumptive disability payments are only available to SSI recipients. Therefore, presumptive disability payments… Read More »

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How To Appeal A Disability Denial From The SSA

You received a denial of your disability application in the mail and you are wondering how to appeal. The first thing to realize is that you should not give up your case. Even if you feel upset or angry at the SSA, you cannot give up the fight after one or two denials of… 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 and have written a letter to Senator Orrin Hatch, who is Chairman of the Committee on Finance, outlining their plans to expand through the year 2022.  Below please find excerpts of a letter from Nancy Berryhill, Acting Commissioner, dated February 13, 2018, which explains their reasoning that… Read More »

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Winning Disability Benefits

WHO EXPERIENCES PTSD? Although Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often associated with Veterans who experience the trauma of war, many people can have the symptoms  of the disease. Those who experience violence, such as spousal abuse, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, can carry the diagnosis of PTSD. Service members who deploy to war zones… Read More »

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How To File A Request For Reconsideration

DID THE SSA DENY YOUR APPLICATION? How do you file a request for reconsideration if you received a denial from the SSA?  Some people make the mistake of thinking they should give up. Do not give up, because the majority of people are denied once they file their application for disability benefits. People are… Read More »

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Applying For Disability Benefits? What Do You Need?

APPLYING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS Are you applying for disability benefits? Before you apply for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income, make sure you have the information you need before you fill out your application.  You will need your personal information;  your Social Security number, birthday, marriage date, divorce date, parent’s… Read More »

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ALJ Denies Claimant With Cerebral Palsy

CEREBRAL PALSY 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 she could no longer work, because her Cerebral Palsy had become worse as she aged.  The medical record stated she could no… Read More »

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If you suffer from Fibromyalgia and can’t work, you should apply for disability benefits. Fibromyalgia was officially recognized by the SSA as a qualifying condition for Social Security Disability Benefits in July 2012. That was over 7 years ago. However, many people still don’t know what to do in order to document this impairment… Read More »

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