PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY & DISABILITY BENEFITS

Peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage to the nerves outside of the brain and the spinal column. People who experience peripheral neuropathy feel pain. They also feel numbness, weakness, and tingling sensations in their hands and feet. They will often describe the sensation as feeling like “pins-and-needles” or like their hands and feet have “fallen asleep.” […]

AIDS DISABILITY BENEFITS

AIDS disability benefits are available if your condition is preventing your from working. Many individuals with HIV infection have severe symptoms that prevent them from working. If you have severe AIDS symptoms and you will be off work for over 12 months, then the SSA may find you eligible for disability benefits. On the other […]

HIP REPLACEMENT & SSD BENEFITS

Hip replacement can result in disability benefits, if you are unable to work after surgery. However, you must be unable to work for at least 12 consecutive months following your hip operation. Additionally, your hip condition must interfere with your ability to perform your work. Likewise, it must also interfere with your ability to perform […]

THE DATE LAST INSURED AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

The “Date Last Insured” is the last day you were insured for disability benefits. You may wonder what that means. After all, you probably didn’t realize that the Social Security Disability program is an insurance program. But, it is. You pay your insurance “premiums” by paying your taxes when you work. Therefore, by working, you […]

DIABETES AND SSD BENEFITS

DIABETES AND WINNING SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS Diabetes is a life-threatening disease with severe symptoms that affects approximately 34.2 million Americans. That is 10.5% of the U.S. population. The CDC reports in the 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report that over 88 million U.S. citizens, approximately 1 in 3, have prediabetes. Additionally, 1.4 million adults 20 […]

HOW TO WIN PRESUMPTIVE DISABILITY BENEFITS

Because applying for disability benefits can be a long process, the SSA has made temporary or presumptive disability benefits available for Supplemental Security Income applicants. These benefits are available for 6 months. You can receive these monthly benefits while the Social Security Administration processes your SSI claim. Presumptive disability payments are only available to SSI […]

LUPUS DISABILITY BENEFITS

CAN YOU GET DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR LUPUS? Lupus disability benefits are available for people with severe lupus symptoms who cannot work a full-time job. Are you a full-time worker who pays your taxes? Did you stop working due to Lupus? If so, you are eligible to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Disability benefits take […]

FEDERAL COURT REVIEW FOR YOUR SSD CASE

CAN YOU APPEAL YOUR SSD CASE TO FEDERAL COURT? It is possible to appeal a denial from the Appeals Council to Federal Court. However, in order to have access to judicial review under the Social Security Act, the decision of the SSA must be final. Also, you must file a Complaint in Federal Court within 60 […]

HOW THE SSA EVALUATES PAIN

The SSA evaluates pain when it considers your claim for disability benefits. How the SSA evaluates pain is probably one of the most important issues in a disability case. Social Security Regulations have evolved over time from using only objective medial evidence as proof of pain, to mandating consideration of subjective testimony along with objective medical […]

SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DISABILITY

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia is a mental impairment that causes a person to seem out of touch with reality. People with a  schizophrenia diagnosis may also hear voices or sounds that are not there. Likewise, they may see things that other people cannot see. If someone is seeing things that aren’t really there, then they […]

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 symptoms […]

HOW TO BUILD MEDICAL RECORD EVIDENCE FOR YOUR DISABILITY CASE

Medical record evidence in your disability case 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 disability benefits […]