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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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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND 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 disease damages the  insulating covers of the nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. This nerve damage process is called demyelination.  Demyelination can cause  symptoms, such as… 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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IS FIBROMYALGIA DISABLING?

DISABILITY BENEFITS AND FIBROMYALGIA Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that the Social Security Administration recognizes for purposes of disability. You can obtain disability benefits from the SSA if you fibromyalgia. But, what is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is known to be a disease of widespread body pain. People with fibromyalgia may have heightened pain response to pressure. Also,… Read More »

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MEDICAL RECORDS IN YOUR DISABILITY CASE

THE SSA NEEDS MEDICAL RECORDS AT EVERY LEVEL OF THE DISABILITY 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. This is true… Read More »

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Obesity Under Social Security Ruling 19-2p

SOCIAL SECURITY RULING 19-2P – OBESITY The SSA issued Social Security Ruling 19-2p this year, rescinding and replacing SSR 02-1p, that was previously used to evaluate obesity as a disabling impairment.  SSR 19-2p states that “obesity,” when established by objective medical evidence (signs, laboratory findings, or both) from an acceptable medical source (AMS), is a… Read More »

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HOW TO FILL OUT SSA’S WORK HISTORY FORM

How do you fill out SSA’s Work History form? If you are asking yourself this question, that is good! You should worry about what you write on the forms that you send to Social Security. Most people fill out the work history report incorrectly. Subsequently, the form is used against them to prove they… Read More »

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HOW FREE MEDICAL RECORDS HELP YOU WIN DISABILITY BENEFITS

YOU MUST HAVE MEDICAL RECORDS TO WIN YOUR DISABILITY CASE If you are like most people who apply for disability benefits, you need free medical records in order to win your disability benefits. In a Social Security Disability or an SSI cases, it is the claimant’s responsibility to provide the medical records to the Social… Read More »

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IF CLAIMANT DIES CAN FAMILY RECEIVE DISABILITY BENEFITS?

What happens when a claimant dies and there is a disability application pending? Can a family member still receive the claimant’s disability benefits? Cannon Disability Law can help your family after the death of a loved one who filed an application for disability benefits. Sadly, this is a common occurrence, because many people die… Read More »

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