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IQ AND WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

Do you have a low IQ and need disability benefits? Cannon Disability Law can help you. For the past 30 years, we have helped our clients apply for disability benefits. And, we love winning disability benefits for people who have IQ issues and cannot work. REASONS FOR IQ ISSUES AND NEEDING DISABILITY BENEFITS There… 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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SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DISABILITY – LISTING 12.03

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that causes a person to seem out of touch with reality. They may also hear sounds or voices that are not there. They may also see things that other people cannot see. For example, a person with Schizophrenia may see the walls moving in a room…. Read More »

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WHY IS THERE A VOCATIONAL EXPERT COMING TO MY HEARING?

You received your hearing notice and it says there is a vocational expert at your hearing. Who is this vocational expert? Why are they coming to your hearing?  Hopefully, you are starting to see how important it is to hire an attorney with experience to represent you at your hearing. It is your attorney… 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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NEVADA DISABILITY BENEFITS

Disability Process in Nevada If you live in Nevada and need disability benefits, you also need an attorney.  Most people who are suffering from a disability and can no longer work should apply for disability benefits. Fortunately, the federal government offers two programs to help you. The first is SSD benefits.  Social Security Disability… 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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CONSULTATIVE EXAMS – WHAT ARE THEY?

At some point, if you file for disability benefits, the SSA might order Consultative Exams. You will receive a notice in the mail, ordering you to go to a Consultative Exam. You may ask yourself, “Consultative Exams – What are they?” What they are is an opportunity for you to visit a doctor or… Read More »

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