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CAN FIBROMYALGIA BE 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.  Fibromyalgia is known to be a disease of widespread body pain. People with fibromyalgia may have heightened pain response to pressure.[3] Also, other symptoms include fatigue, sleep… Read More »

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SSA ADDS FOUR NEW COMPASSIONATE ALLOWANCES

SSA Adds Four New Compassionate Allowances Conditions On August 19, 2019, the SSA added four new conditions to the list of compassionate allowances. The SSA has a list of conditions they consider disabling. This list is the Listed Impairments. Additionally, the SSA has a list of disabling impairments they consider to be automatically disabling…. Read More »

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WHAT IS A TRIAL WORK PERIOD?

YOU WON BENEFITS AND WANT TO TRY GOING BACK TO WORK. CAN YOU DO IT? You won disability benefits and one year has gone by. Perhaps you are feeling better and want to try to work again. Can you go back to work and still receive disability benefits? This is a great question and… Read More »

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Your Hearing Is Scheduled: What Now? By Eric Paulsen

In most cases, applicants for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will go to a hearing, with a lawyer, before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). This is a vital step for many reasons, including that YOU can testify as to how your disabilities affect you on a daily basis. This… Read More »

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Can I Retire Early And Still Collect Disability Benefits?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY BENEFITS? Many people who can no longer work due to disability, experience confusion about whether to retire early or to apply for disability benefits. What option you chose can have serious consequences for your income over time. While it is correct that the SSA administers both benefits,… 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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DISABILITY BENEFITS: SSI OR SSD?

SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR SSD OR SSI DISABILITY BENEFITS? Social Security Disability benefits are monthly payments that support individuals who cannot work a full-time job and have a disability. There are two different SSA programs that pay disability benefits. Those programs are  Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). ​Although both programs… Read More »

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ALJ Denies Claimant With Cerebral Palsy

CEREBRAL PALSY Recently, an ALJ denied a claimant with Cerebral Palsy. He did this even though Social Security’s own doctors opined she could not work. The claimant filed for disability benefits stating she could no longer work, because her Cerebral Palsy had become worse as she aged.  The medical record stated she could no… Read More »

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