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HOW TO BUILD MEDICAL RECORD EVIDENCE FOR YOUR DISABILITY CASE

Building the medical record evidence in you disability case is the single most important thing you can do to help yourself win benefits. At Cannon Disability Law, we can help you build your case. Unfortunately, many people who apply for disability benefits do not understand this simple fact. Instead, they think they can explain… Read More »

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BLACK LUNG DISABILITY BENEFITS

BLACK LUNG DISEASE If you have black lung disease or Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis, you may be eligible for disability benefits. Black lung disease can be seen on chest x-ray and CT scans. If you have black lung disease, your chest x-ray or CT scan will show pulmonary nodules in your lungs. If you have… Read More »

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SSA USES SIX DOMAINS TO DESCRIBE CHILDHOOD DISABILITY

 WHAT ARE THE SIX CHILDHOOD DISABILITY DOMAINS ? In order to win SSI or childhood disability benefits, you must be familiar with the six domains the SSA uses to describe childhood impairments. The six domains are listed and outlined below. If your child’s disability does not meet a listing, then one can turn to… 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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Obesity Is A Disabling Impairment Under Social Security Ruling 19-2p

SOCIAL SECURITY RULING 19-2P The SSA issued Social Security Ruling 19-2p this year, rescinding and replacing SSR 02-1p, that was previously used to evaluate obesity as a disabling impairment.  SSR 19-2p states that “obesity,” when established by objective medical evidence (signs, laboratory findings, or both) from an acceptable medical source (AMS), is a medically determinable… Read More »

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What Questions Will The Judge Ask At My Hearing?

WHAT WILL THE JUDGE ASK YOU AT YOUR DISABILITY HEARING? Are you wondering what questions the judge will ask at your disability hearing? It is important to think about the questions, as you are the witness at your Social Security Disability hearing. The Judge is going to be asking you specific questions about your… Read More »

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The Importance of Medical Records to the SSA

THE SSA NEEDS MEDICAL RECORDS AT EVERY LEVEL OF THE CASE It is paramount that you understand the importance of collecting all of your medical records when you apply for disability benefits. When you first apply for benefits, you should include a copy of your medical records with your application. If you receive a… 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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Biggest Mistake People Make At Their Disability Hearing

DON’T MAKE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE AT YOUR HEARING What is the biggest mistake people make when they have a disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge? BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THEY DON’T SHOW UP! You may be shocked to find out that many people, despite ample notice, don’t make it to their hearing. This… Read More »

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SSA WANTS YOU TO HAVE A VIDEO HEARING – DON’T FALL FOR IT

THE SSA WANTS YOU TO HAVE A VIDEO HEARING The SSA sends out notices to claimants stating they can have their day in court by “video teleconference.” If you got this notice it means that, unless you object within 30 days in writing, your hearing will be scheduled with a judge who will appear by… Read More »

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