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HOW TO WIN NEVADA DISABILITY BENEFITS

THE DISABILITY PROCESS IN NEVADA If you live in Nevada and need disability benefits, you also need a Nevada disability attorney.  Most people who are suffering from a disability and can no longer work should apply for disability benefits. Your disability can be either a mental condition, a physical condition, or both. You may need… Read More »

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MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS THE JUDGE MUST CONSIDER

HOW DOES THE JUDGE RATE MENTAL CONDITIONS AT DISABILITY HEARINGS? Mental Impairments are crucial to determining disability. At disability hearings, the ALJ must weigh the medical evidence. By “weigh” the evidence, he or she must determine which evidence to give the most credence too. For example, most SSA files contain evidence from the claimant’s… Read More »

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND DISABILITY BENEFITS – LISTING 12.02

The symptoms of a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can prevent you from working and qualify you for disability benefits. A TBI can occur from a head injury while playing sports or it can happen in a car accident. Also, combat veterans may suffer from a head injury from a bomb blast or IED…. 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.” This is what the SSA calls “work.” But what does it mean? SGA means “work” over a certain amount of money each month. For the SSA, it is not work unless… Read More »

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The Appeals Council Denies More Than 80% Of Disability Appeals

DO YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO APPEAL IF THE JUDGE DENIES YOUR DISABILITY CLAIM AT A HEARING? If you lose your case at an ALJ hearing, you have the right to appeal your case to the Appeals Council.  The Appeals Council reviews cases from the entire country. On average, it takes up to two years… Read More »

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