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WHY DOES SSA KEEP DENYING MY CASE?

Why Hasn’t SSA Granted Your Case? At Cannon Disability Law, we hear a version of this question every day. People look at their neighbors and believe they should not be receiving disability benefits. They also believe they should get benefits and can’t understand why the SSA denied their case. If you are asking yourself a similar… Read More »

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How To Appeal A Disability Denial From The SSA

You received a denial of your disability application in the mail and you are wondering how to appeal. The first thing to realize is that you should not give up your case. Even if you feel upset or angry at the SSA, you cannot give up the fight after one or two denials of… Read More »

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The Importance of Medical Records to the SSA

THE SSA NEEDS MEDICAL RECORDS AT EVERY LEVEL OF THE CASE It is paramount that you understand the importance of collecting all of your medical records when you apply for disability benefits. When you first apply for benefits, you should include a copy of your medical records with your application. If you receive a… Read More »

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Multiple Sclerosis & Winning Disability Benefits

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS Multiple Sclerosis is an auto-immune disease that affects the central nervous system. When an individual suffers from M.S., the insulating covers of the nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves are damaged by a process called demyelination.  The effects of the disease are different for… Read More »

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Winning Disability Benefits

WHO EXPERIENCES PTSD? Although Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often associated with Veterans who experience the trauma of war, many people can have the symptoms  of the disease. Those who experience violence, such as spousal abuse, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, can carry the diagnosis of PTSD. Service members who deploy to war zones… Read More »

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Depression? – Should You Apply For Disability?

DEPRESSION CAN QUALIFY YOU FOR SSD BENEFITS If you have depression, should you apply for disability benefits? The answer is yes. Depression is a common mental ailment that most people suffer at some time during their lives.  Most depression is situational, which means it comes about because of a traumatic or stressful event.  For example,… 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 and it takes, on average, two years for… Read More »

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TRUMP WANTS TO CUT THE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY PROGRAM

President Trump promised he was going to “save Social Security without any cuts” during his campaign. Trump, and the Republican party, are looking at a proposal that might sound good, but is potentially devastating for the program. They want to cut disability benefits. TRUMP WANTS TO CUT THE DISABILITY PROGRAM The Social Security program,… Read More »

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NOSSCR States Budget Will Not Solve Backlog

NOSSCR released this article today, indicating that even with the level of funding Obama has requested in his budget, the wait time for a hearing is going to increase for those who have applied for disability benefits. For more information – read NOSSCR’s article below. President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal on… Read More »

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