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Tag Archives: Cannon Disability Law

KNEE REPLACEMENT AND WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

CAN KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY RESULT IN DISABILITY? Knee replacement surgery can result in disability. Typically, over 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed every year in the United States. Knee replacement surgery is one of the most successful joint replacement operations. However, for a certain percentage of people, knee replacement may not work. Research suggests that… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR DEPRESSION – LISTING 12.04

Can you apply for disability benefits for depression? The answer is yes, if your depression prevents you from working for over one year. Additionally, you will need to get ongoing treatment for your depression, so that you can prove you are disabled to the SSA. There are a number of forms of depression. For… Read More »

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IF CLAIMANT DIES CAN FAMILY RECEIVE DISABILITY BENEFITS?

What happens when a claimant dies and there is a disability application pending? Can a family member still receive the claimant’s disability benefits? Cannon Disability Law can help your family after the death of a loved one who filed an application for disability benefits. Sadly, this is a common occurrence, because many people die… 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, you are not eligible for disability benefits. However, work has a very specific definition 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 (net of impairment- related workexpenses) is ordinarily considered… Read More »

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SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DISABILITY – LISTING 12.03

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that causes a person to seem out of touch with reality. They may also hear sounds or voices that are not there. They may also see things that other people cannot see. For example, a person with Schizophrenia may see the walls moving in a room…. Read More »

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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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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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HOW DOES THE SSA DEFINE WORK?

If you file a claim for disability benefits and you are still working, you are going to hear the term “substantial gainful activity.” The SSA defines this term as work. But what does it mean? SGA means “work” over a certain amount of money each month. But before you get to how much is… Read More »

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BACK PAIN AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BACK IMPAIRMENTS Do you have back pain that results in disability? To qualify for disability benefits, the SSA requires you to have a “medically determinable” impairment that lasts for at least one year. This means that MRI’s, CT scans, or x-rays, should show show that your back pain is… 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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