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Tag Archives: Dianna Cannon

DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BREAST CANCER

Disability benefits are available for individuals who have breast cancer. In order to win those benefits, however, we recommend that you hire an SSD attorney. Attorneys and representatives who practice Social Security Disability law will understand how to obtain the medical records you need to win your case. They will also know how to… Read More »

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WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF MY SSDI BENEFIT?

Do you wonder what monthly amount your SSDI benefit will be? Do you wonder how you can calculate your benefit payment? There are answers to your questions. If you are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefit payments, then the amount you will receive each month depends on your average lifetime earnings.  Unlike… Read More »

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HOW TO APPLY FOR SSD BENEFITS

HOW TO FILE FOR SSD BENEFITS ONLINE Do you know how to apply for SSD benefits? Are you wondering what is the best way to apply? If so, we have some answers. If you have access to the internet, then you should apply online at www.ssa.gov. Applying online is easy. The SSA website will… Read More »

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COLLECT YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS FOR YOUR DISABILITY CASE

Medical records are crucial to winning SSD benefits. After you apply for benefits, you must collect your medical records for your disability case. You need to do this whether you apply for SSD, SSI, or both benefits. The reason you need to collect your records is that those records are the evidence you need… Read More »

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Dianna Cannon, J.D. – Social Security Disability Attorney – Featured in Attorney at Law Magazine 2018

DIANNA CANNON, SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY ATTORNEY Featured in Attorney at Law Magazine, Dianna Cannon has been practicing Social Security Disability Law for more than 25 years. “I help people get their Social Security Disability benefits,” she explains. “I handle Veteran’s Disability cases and Black Lung Disability claims as well. But mostly, I handle Social Security… Read More »

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VOCATIONAL EXPERT TESTIMONY MUST BE BASED ON EVIDENCE

VOCATIONAL EXPERT TESTIMONY AT HEARING Vocational expert testimony requires evidence at a disability hearing. If you have appeared at a hearing before an SSA judge, a vocational expert probably gave testimony during your hearing. Vocational experts are often called by the judge to testify about the number of jobs that are available to a… Read More »

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OBESITY AND DIABETES ARE NO LONGER DISABLING IMPAIRMENTS

OBESITY AND DIABETES ARE NO LONGER DISABLING IMPAIRMENTS A number of years ago, before the baby boomers started aging, the SSA decided to eliminate “obesity” and “diabetes” as disabilities.  In order for a disease or impairment to be a disability, according to the SSA, it has to be “on the list” of SSA’s “listed… 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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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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What Will Your Monthly Disability Payment Be When You Win ?

The Social Security Disability payment benefit amount is different for every applicant. Because, SSD benefits are based upon the amount you have worked during your lifetime.  Everyone has a different work history. Therefore, everyone’s monthly disability payment is  different. If you have earned very little during your working years, you will receive a lower benefit… Read More »

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