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MEDICARE BENEFITS INFORMATION

WHAT IS MEDICARE? Medicare is the United States health insurance program for people who are 65 years or older. However, if you receive Social Security Disability benefits, you are also eligible for Medicare benefits. In order to obtain Social Security Disability benefits, you must apply. You can apply online at the Social Security website…. Read More »

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CONSULTATIVE EXAMINATION TIPS – Medical Evidence Wins Your Disability Claim

WHAT IS A CONSULTATIVE EXAMINATION? After you apply for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits, you may receive a notice in the mail. This notice is scheduling you for a Consultative Examination.  The SSA usually schedules a Consultative Examination during the first six months of the appeals process. For instance, they… Read More »

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THE DATE LAST INSURED AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

The “Date Last Insured” is the last day you were insured for disability benefits. You may wonder what that means. After all, you probably didn’t realize that the Social Security Disability program is an insurance program. But, it is. You pay your insurance “premiums” by paying your taxes when you work. Therefore, by working,… Read More »

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HEART FAILURE & DISABILITY – LISTING 4.02

WHAT IS HEART FAILURE? Heart failure is the inability of the heart to pump enough oxygenated blood into your body. Another term for heart disease is cardiovascular disease. Or, diseases which affect the cardiovascular system. This system includes the heart and its arteries, veins and capillaries. Heart failure has certain symptoms and signs. Those… Read More »

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STROKE DISABILITY BENEFITS

Stroke disability benefits are available, if you still are suffering severe stroke symptoms and you cannot work. You must be unable to work for over 12 months in order to be eligible for disability benefits. You can apply for Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits. The two benefits are have different… Read More »

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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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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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HOW TO WIN NEVADA DISABILITY BENEFITS

THE DISABILITY PROCESS IN NEVADA Nevada disability benefits are available if you cannot work for 12 months or more. If you need disability benefits, then you 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… Read More »

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

Multiple Sclerosis is an auto-immune disease that affects the central nervous system. When an individual suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, the disease damages the insulating covers of the nerve cells in the brain. It also damages nerve cells in the spinal cord and optic nerves. This nerve damage process is called demyelination.  Demyelination can cause… Read More »

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GRID RULES AND WINNING SSD BENEFITS

GRID Rules are regulations the SSA uses to award disability benefits if you are over 50 years old. The GRID Rules are actually called the Medical Vocational Guidelines. These guidelines apply to you if your disability does not meet or equal a listed impairment. These special rules also apply to you if you are… Read More »

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LISTING 1.15

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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THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS

THE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY PROGRAM IS GROWING The Social Security Disability program has seen significant growth in both costs and the number of beneficiaries in the last 25 years. Since 1990, the working-age population receiving disability benefits has more than doubled—from about 1 in 40 individuals to about 1 in 20. Government spending on… Read More »

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