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TWO REASONS TO HIRE A DISABILITY ATTORNEY TO WIN YOUR SSD CASE

There are many reasons to hire a disability attorney to represent you in your claim for disability benefits. You may think it costs too much money to hire an attorney. However, if you take a look at the whole picture, you will see that it is worth it. The top two reasons to hire… 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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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, even though they can be an important part of SSA’s regulations that may help you win your Social Security Disability claim.  If you are over 50 years… 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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Anorexia & Eating Disorders Can Be Disabling

EATINGS DISORDERS CAN BE DISABLING The SSA has added eating disorders to their disability criteria in the listed impairments.  If you have an eating disorder that impacts you physically or mentally, it is possible that you could be granted disability benefits.  For example, if you have Anorexia, you may have difficulty with your memory,… Read More »

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Winning Disability Benefits

WHO EXPERIENCES PTSD? Although Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often associated with Veterans who experience the trauma of war, many people can have the symptoms  of the disease. Those who experience violence, such as spousal abuse, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, can carry the diagnosis of PTSD. Service members who deploy to war zones… Read More »

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Applying For Disability Benefits? What Do You Need?

APPLYING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS Are you applying for disability benefits? Before you apply for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income, make sure you have the information you need before you fill out your application.  You will need your personal information;  your Social Security number, birthday, marriage date, divorce date, parent’s… Read More »

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The Appeals Council Denies More Than 80% Of Disability 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, you have the right to appeal your case to the Appeals Council.  The Appeals Council reviews cases from the entire country and it takes, on average, two years for… Read More »

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Obesity And Diabetes Are No Longer Listed By The SSA As Disabilities

OBESITY AND DIABETES IS NO LONGER DISABLING IMPAIRMENTS A number of years ago, before the baby boomers started aging, the SSA decided to eliminate “obesity” and “diabetes” as disabilities.  In order for a disease or impairment to be a disability, according to the SSA, it has to be “on the list” of SSA’s “listed… Read More »

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How Do You Choose an “onset date” when you apply for Disability Benefits?

When filing an application for disability benefits online, you will be asked to choose the date that your disability began.  This date is called your alleged “onset date” and it is the date the SSA will use to establish your disability. Choosing an onset date of disability is important to your case because the… Read More »

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