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Tag Archives: cerebral palsy

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… Read More »

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NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

The SSA changed how they evaluate neurological disorders, such as Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy. For the first time since 1985, SSA has issued revised listings for Neurological Disorders for adults and children (Listings 11.00 and 111.00). The SSA also made minor corresponding changes to the musculoskeletal system (adult and children) and mental disorders (adult only)… Read More »

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ALJ DENIES CLAIMANT WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

CEREBRAL PALSY Cerebral Palsy is recognized by the SSA as a disability. 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… Read More »

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