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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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SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DISABILITY

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia is a mental impairment that causes a person to seem out of touch with reality. People with a  schizophrenia diagnosis may also hear voices or sounds that are not there. Likewise, they may see things that other people cannot see. If someone is seeing things that aren’t really there, then… Read More »

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WHAT QUESTIONS WILL THE JUDGE ASK AT MY DISABILITY HEARING?

Are you wondering what questions the disability judge will ask at your SSA hearing? Don’t worry, an SSA hearing is nothing like an impeachment hearing. You are the main witness, but you will not be grilled with questions like they do to witnesses on television. SSA hearings are informal. They are also private, which… 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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COLLECT YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS FOR YOUR DISABILITY CASE

Medical records are crucial to winning SSD benefits. After you apply for benefits, you must collect your medical records for your disability case. You need to do this whether you apply for SSD, SSI, or both benefits. The reason you need to collect your records is that those records are the evidence you need… Read More »

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THE BURDEN TO PROVE DISABILITY IS ON YOU

YOU HAVE THE BURDEN TO PROVE DISABILITY AT YOUR SSA HEARING Most people think it is easy to prove disability to the SSA. Those who apply for disability benefits think they will win benefits at their hearing, if they simply explain their disabling symptoms to the Judge.  But the SSA system doesn’t work like… Read More »

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TIPS ON WINNING YOUR NEVADA MENTAL HEALTH CASE

NEVADA CASE THAT SHOWS TREATING PHYSICIAN’S OPINION ARE 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 Nevada treating mental health doctors. Ryan’s… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR HEARING LOSS

Disability benefits are obtainable for hearing loss. The SSA disability insurance program offers two types of benefits, Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSDI benefits are awarded if a person is disabled and unable to work. One must work first, in order to be eligible for SSDI benefits…. Read More »

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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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