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DEPRESSION CAN QUALIFY YOUR FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS

DEPRESSION CAN QUALIFY YOU FOR SSD BENEFITS If you have depression, should you apply for SSD and SSI benefits? The answer is yes. Depression is a common mental ailment that most people suffer at some time during their lives.  Most depression is situational, which means it comes about because of trauma or stress.  For example,… Read More »

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QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR DISABILITY HEARING?

Are you wondering what questions the judge will ask at your disability hearing? Will you need to explain your impairments in court? Should you bring other witnesses to your disability hearing ? How long does the hearing take? Do you know at the end of the hearing if you have won disability benefits? These… Read More »

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND DISABILITY BENEFITS – LISTING 12.02

The symptoms of a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can prevent you from working and qualify you for SSDI and SSI benefits. A TBI can occur from a head injury while playing sports. Also, combat veterans may suffer from a head injury from a bomb blast or IED. Learn more about veteran benefits here…. Read More »

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EATING DISORDERS & ANOREXIA CAN BE DISABLING

EATING DISORDERS CAN BE DISABLING The SSA has added eating disorders to their listings in their Blue Book of listed impairments.  If you have an eating disorder that impacts you physically or mentally, it is possible that you could be granted SSDI or SSI benefits. For example, if you have Anorexia, you may have… Read More »

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PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

Psoriatic arthritis can be a disabling disease. The SSA classifies psoriatic arthritis under listing 14.09 for “Inflammatory Arthritis.” In order to receive disability payments, your arthritis must prevent you from working. You might not be able to work due to inability to ambulate or to use your fingers repeatedly for actions like typing. Additionally, you… Read More »

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BLINDNESS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

loIf you cannot work due to blindness and visual loss, you should receive SSD benefits. The SSA’s laws state that if you are partially, legally, or totally blind, you could be paid Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The Cannon Disability legal team has over 30 years of experience handling… Read More »

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MARFAN’S SYNDROME AND SSD BENEFITS

MARFAN’S SYNDROME You can obtain a disability for Marfan’s syndrome. Marfan syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder that affects multiple body systems, including the skeleton, eyes, heart, blood vessels, nervous system, skin, and lungs. There is no specific laboratory test to diagnose Marfan syndrome. The doctor makes the diagnosis using your medical history,… Read More »

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ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR RETROACTIVE SSD BENEFITS?

THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF DISABILITY BENEFITS – SSD & SSI BENEFITS Retroactive disability benefits may be available to you, depending on what kind of benefits you are seeking. There are two kinds of disability benefits that one can apply for within the Social Security System.  The first benefit is Social Security Disability or… Read More »

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ALCOHOLISM, DRUGS, AND DISABILITY

CAN YOU RECEIVE DISABILITY BENEFITS IF YOU ARE AN ALCOHOLIC OR DRUG ADDICT? Many people have problems with alcoholism or drug addiction. These addictions can result in mental or physical disability, but it can be difficult to win benefits unless you quit drinking or using drugs. To apply for disability benefits, go to www.ssa.gov… Read More »

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VOCATIONAL EXPERT TESTIMONY MUST BE BASED ON EVIDENCE

VOCATIONAL EXPERT TESTIMONY Vocational expert (VE) testimony requires evidence at a disability hearing. If you have appeared at a hearing before an SSA judge, a VE 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 person seeking… Read More »

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CORONAVIRUS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS The Coronavirus is not stopping your disability benefits from being paid. Nor, is it stopping the SSA from deciding disability cases. This is good news for those who are receiving disability benefits. It is also good news for those who are patiently waiting for the SSA to decide… Read More »

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SSA ELIMINATES INABILITY TO SPEAK ENGLISH FROM RULES

The Trump administration is considering a new rule that bars a claimant’s inability to speak English as a factor in the disability review process. This is one of several cuts to the disability program that President Trump is pursuing as part of his assault on disability benefits. Or, what Trump considers to be the… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER – LISTING 12.10

WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER? Autism is a spectrum condition. This means that there is range to the condition and some people have greater impairments than others. For example, some people with this condition do not use spoken language. However, others have excellent spoken language skills, but may have difficulty understanding what other people mean… Read More »

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Procopio, et. al. v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs – Navy Veterans Lose Expedited Review for Agent Orange Exposure During Vietnam War

NAVY VETERANS SEEK EXPEDITED REVIEW OF AGENT ORANGE CLAIMS The Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, held in Procopio, et al. v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Court of Appeals Federal Circuit 12/08/2019) that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has the authority to stay disability compensation claims until January 1, 2020. This is a disappointing case for Navy… Read More »

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WHY IS A VOCATIONAL EXPERT COMING TO MY HEARING?

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

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Are you Over 50? The “GRID” Rules Can Help You Win Disability Benefits

THE MEDICAL VOCATIONAL GUIDELINES OR THE “GRID” RULES There is a good chance that you have never heard of the Medical Vocational Guidelines or the “GRID” Rules. These special rules are an important part of SSA’s regulations that may help you win your Social Security Disability claim.  If you are over 50 years old,… Read More »

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SSA WANTS TO LIMIT YOUR RIGHT TO AN IN PERSON HEARING

You may receive an SSA notice that limits your right to an in person hearing. The SSA sends out this notice for you to sign so they can schedule your hearing as a video hearing.  This means that your judge may not live in your area. As such, the judge may not be familiar… Read More »

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POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER & WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHO EXPERIENCES POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)? Although Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often known to occur to Veterans who experience the trauma of war. Many people can have this disease, even if they are not Veterans. Those who experience violence, such as spousal abuse, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, can carry the diagnosis… Read More »

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THE APPEALS COUNCIL DENIES MORE THAN 80% OF APPEALS

DO YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO APPEAL IF THE JUDGE DENIES YOUR DISABILITY CLAIM AT A HEARING? If you lose your case at an ALJ hearing, then you have the right to appeal your case to the Appeals Council. An appeal must be written within 60 days of the date of the ALJ’s decision. The… Read More »

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