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Tag Archives: Disability Attorney

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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Procopio, et. al. v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs – Navy Veterans Lose Expedited Review for Agent Orange Exposure During Vietnam War

NAVY VETERANS SEEK EXPEDITED REVIEW OF AGENT ORANGE CLAIMS The Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, held in Procopio, et al. v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Court of Appeals Federal Circuit 12/08/2019) https://roguevalleylegal.com/summaries/12052019vb.pdf that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has the authority to stay disability compensation claims until January 1, 2020. This is a disappointing holding for… 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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TWO REASONS TO HIRE A DISABILITY ATTORNEY TO WIN YOUR SSD CASE

There are many reasons to hire a disability attorney to represent you in your claim for disability benefits. You may think it costs too much money to hire an attorney. However, if you take a look at the whole picture, you will see that it is worth it. The top two reasons to hire… 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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MENTAL ABILITIES YOU MUST HAVE TO PERFORM UNSKILLED WORK

There are certain mental abilities you must have in order to perform unskilled work. Unskilled work is the easiest form of work. For example, it is work that does not require much attention. It is also work that does not require you go to school or learn work skills. If you received a denial… Read More »

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TIPS ON WINNING YOUR NEVADA MENTAL HEALTH CASE

NEVADA CASE THAT SHOWS TREATING PHYSICIAN’S OPINION DUE GREAT WEIGHT The Nevada case, Ryan v. Commissioner of Social Sec., 528 F.3d 1194 (9th Cir., 2008), is important for individuals who have a mental health disability.  In the Ryan case, the ALJ disregarded the medical opinion of claimant’s treating mental health doctors. Ryan’s doctor found… 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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SSA ADDS FOUR NEW COMPASSIONATE ALLOWANCES

SSA Adds Four New Compassionate Allowances Conditions On August 19, 2019, the SSA added four new conditions to the list of compassionate allowances. The SSA has a list of conditions they consider disabling. This list is the Listed Impairments. Additionally, the SSA has a list of disabling impairments they consider to be automatically disabling…. Read More »

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ALJ MUST INCLUDE ALL MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS AT STEP FIVE

THE 7TH CIRCUIT HELD THE ALJ MUST INCLUDE ALL MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS IN HYPOTHETICAL TO THE VE  In Crump v. Saul, the 7th Circuit court held that the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) must include all mental impairments, including moderate impairments, in the hypothetical to the Vocational Expert (VE). If the ALJ does not, then she… Read More »

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