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DIABETES AND SSD BENEFITS

DIABETES AND WINNING SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS Diabetes is a life-threatening disease with severe symptoms that affects 34.2 million Americans. That is 10.5% of the U.S. population. The CDC reports in the 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report that over 88 million U.S. citizens, approximately 1 in 3, have prediabetes. Additionally, 1.4 million adults 20… Read More »

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HEART FAILURE & DISABILITY – LISTING 4.02

WHAT IS HEART FAILURE? Heart failure is the inability of the heart to pump enough oxygenated blood into your body. Another term for heart disease is cardiovascular disease. Or, diseases which affect the cardiovascular system. This system includes the heart and its arteries, veins and capillaries. Heart failure has certain symptoms and signs. Those… Read More »

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EPILEPSY AND SEIZURES

SSD benefits are available for Epilepsy and for seizures. If your seizure medications are not controlling your Epilepsy and are unable to work, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits. Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits are paid through the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA offers monthly benefits to… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BREAST CANCER

Disability benefits are available for individuals who have breast cancer. In order to win those benefits, however, we recommend that you hire an SSD attorney. Attorneys and representatives who practice Social Security Disability law will understand how to obtain the medical records you need to win your case. They will also know how to… Read More »

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HOW TO WIN NEVADA DISABILITY BENEFITS

THE DISABILITY PROCESS IN NEVADA Nevada disability benefits are available if you cannot work for 12 months or more. If you need disability benefits, then you need a Nevada disability attorney.  Most people who are suffering from a disability and can no longer work should apply for SSD and SSI benefits. Your disability can be… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR DEPRESSION – LISTING 12.04

Disability benefits for Depression are available if your symptoms are severe under SSA’s Listing 12.04. If your depression prevents you from working for over 12 months, then submit an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & SSI benefits. Learn about how to file an application here. There are two types of SSA benefits:… Read More »

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LUPUS DISABILITY BENEFITS

CAN YOU GET DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR LUPUS? Lupus disability benefits are available for people with severe lupus symptoms who cannot work a full-time job. Are you a full-time worker who pays your taxes? Did you stop working due to Lupus? If so, you are eligible to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Disability benefits… Read More »

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SSA CHANGES DISABILITY LISTINGS FOR BACK CONDITIONS

Once again, the SSA changes the listing of impairments, which are 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…. 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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HOW TO SPOT A SCAM – SIX THINGS THE SSA WILL NEVER DO

How can you spot a scam? How do you know if it is really the SSA on the phone calling you? You may have received a phone call from someone claiming they were from the Social Security Administration. There are phone scams, text scams, and email scams. Typically, the person on the telephone will… Read More »

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APPEALS COUNCIL REVIEW

APPEALS COUNCIL REVIEW – SHOULD YOU APPEAL? If the ALJ sent you an Unfavorable Decision after your hearing, you should be asking yourself if it is time to seek the Appeals Council review. The Appeals Council is a group of individuals who review ALJ decisions from all over the nation.  If you lost your… 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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SUBSTANTIAL GAINFUL ACTIVITY

THE SSA AND SUBSTANTIAL GAINFUL ACTIVITY  Substantial gainful activity are the words the SSA uses for “work.” If you file a claim for disability benefits and you are still working, then you are going to hear the term “substantial gainful activity.” But what is SGA? SGA means “work” over a certain amount of money… Read More »

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POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER & WINNING DISABILITY

WHO EXPERIENCES POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)? Although Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often associated with 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 of PTSD…. Read More »

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