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SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DISABILITY

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia 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. Or, they may say they hear… Read More »

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NEVADA DISABILITY BENEFITS

The 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. You can apply for disability benefits no matter where you live in Nevada. There are Social Security… 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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COLLECT YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS FOR YOUR DISABILITY CASE

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 to win your case. Many people think when… Read More »

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MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS THE JUDGE MUST CONSIDER

THE 7TH CIRCUIT HELD THE ALJ MUST INCLUDE ALL MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS IN VE HYPOTHETICAL 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 cannot rely… 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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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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