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SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DISABILITY

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia causes a person to seem out of touch with reality. They may also hear sounds or voices that are not there. They may also see things that other people cannot see. For example, a person with Schizophrenia may see the walls moving in a room. Or, they may say they hear… 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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CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE AND LISTING 4.06

Congenital Heart Disease can be a disabling impairment under SSA’s listing 4.06. The term “congenital” means that it occurs at the time of birth. Congenital heart defects are one of the most common types of birth defects. So, not all heart defects are disabling, because treatment may fix the symptoms. If you have mild… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BACK PAIN

YOU CAN GET DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BACK IMPAIRMENTS IN UTAH AND NEVADA If you suffer disability from back pain, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers the Social Security Disability Insurance or SSI benefits.  If your have worked and paid taxes, the SSA will find you… 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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SSA CHANGES RULES FOR DETERMINING BACK DISABILITIES

Once again, the SSA changes the rules for people with a back disability. This change should be of concern to all lawyers and claimants who are seeking disability benefits, because every year there are millions of disability claims filed for back impairments. The new rules, including the new preamble, will be effective on April… Read More »

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COLLECT YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS FOR YOUR DISABILITY CASE

After you apply for benefits, you must collect your medical records for your disability case. You need to do this whether you apply for SSD, SSI, or both benefits. The reason you need to collect your records is that those records are the evidence you need to win your case. Many people think when… 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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CARR V. SAUL – CAN YOU GET A NEW DISABILITY HEARING?

Can you get a new disability hearing? On April 22, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Carr, et.al, v.. Saul, 593 U.S. _,(2021). This is an important case because it holds that some claimants have a right to a new hearing. You can obtain a new hearing if you have an unfavorable… 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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