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

There are many reasons to hire a disability attorney to represent you in your claim for disability benefits. You may think it costs too much money to hire an attorney. However, if you take a look at the whole picture, you will see that it is worth it. The top two reasons to hire… Read More »

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HOW DOES THE SSA WEIGH MEDICAL EVIDENCE?

Your treating doctor told you that you have a disability that prevent you from working. Does this mean the Judge at the hearing will adopt what your doctor said and grant you disability benefits? You would think that your treating doctor’s opinion would matter a lot to the Judge in your case. However, SSA’s… Read More »

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TIPS ON WINNING YOUR NEVADA MENTAL HEALTH CASE

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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NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS DISABILITY MAY NOT BE A BARRIER TO WORK

IS DISABILITY A BARRIER TO WORK? On September 5, 2019, the New York Times published Ben Casselman’s article about disability and work. Casselman wrote, employers like Dell, started a program to hire people with autism. Kate Cosway, who has a master’s degree, was chosen by Dell for a 12-week internship, which is now becoming… Read More »

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YOU HAD A HEART ATTACK? CAN YOU GET DISABILITY?

HEART ATTACK AND DISABILITY BENEFITS You had a heart attack and you want to know if you qualify for disability benefits. It is a good question. And the answer depends on whether you heart condition impacts your ability to function.  A heart attack can be a serious, disabling event. Some people will recover within… Read More »

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PRESUMPTIVE DISABILITY BENEFITS

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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ALJ MUST INCLUDE ALL MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS AT STEP FIVE

THE 7TH CIRCUIT HELD THE ALJ MUST INCLUDE ALL MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS IN HYPOTHETICAL TO THE VE  In Crump v. Saul, the 7th Circuit court held that the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) must include all mental impairments, including moderate impairments, in the hypothetical to the Vocational Expert (VE). If the ALJ does not, then she… Read More »

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WHY DOES SSA KEEP DENYING MY CASE?

Why Hasn’t SSA Granted Your Case? At Cannon Disability Law, we hear a version of this question every day. People look at their neighbors and believe they should not be receiving disability benefits. They also believe they should get benefits and can’t understand why the SSA denied their case. If you are asking yourself a similar… Read More »

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Diabetes Type 1, School and Disability Rights

DIABETES TYPE 1 Millions of adults have Type 2 Diabetes or millions more are pre-diabetic. Diabetes can be due to lifestyle issues, such as being overweight and diet, but it can also be due to genetic factors. What many people don’t know is that there is another form of Diabetes called Diabetes Type 1,… Read More »

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What Evidence Does My Attorney Need To Win My Disability Case?

TOGETHER, THE ATTORNEY AND THE EVIDENCE, WINS THE DISABILITY CASE Your disability case is only as good as the evidence that you provide to your attorney. Many people believe an attorney can win a case simply by presenting the case to a Judge. Unfortunately, that is not true. When an attorney presents your case… Read More »

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