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HOW TO WIN PRESUMPTIVE DISABILITY BENEFITS

Because applying for disability benefits can be a long process, the SSA has made temporary or presumptive disability benefits available for SSI applicants. These benefits are available for 6 months. You can receive these monthly benefits while the Social Security Administration processes your SSI claim. Presumptive disability payments are only available to SSI recipients…. Read More »

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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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SSA CHANGES DISABILITY LISTINGS FOR BACK CONDITIONS

Once again, the SSA changes the listings, the SSA rules, for people with a back disability. This change should concern to all lawyers and claimants who are seeking disability benefits. When the SSA changes the medical criteria for a disability determination, it effect million of people who apply for benefits. Especially in this instance, because… 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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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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