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YOU HAD A HEART ATTACK? CAN YOU GET DISABILITY?

HEART ATTACK AND SSDI BENEFITS You had a heart attack and also had severe problems following the attack. For example, you get chest pain when you exert yourself and you need to sleep for two hours every afternoon. Due to your problems, you can’t work and you want to know if you qualify for… Read More »

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SSI BENEFITS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHAT ARE SSI BENEFITS? SSI benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income supplement program funded by general tax revenues. SSI benefits do not come from Social Security taxes. The goal of the SSI program is to provide a monthly payment that helps disabled people, those who are blind, and who also… Read More »

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NEW COMPASSIONATE ALLOWANCES

In 2022 and 2021 there were new Compassionate Allowances. The Compassionate Allowances initiative allows Social Security to quickly identify severe medical conditions that meet the criteria for disability benefits. Because the diseases on the list are so disabling, the SSA wants to pay benefits as soon as possible. For example, fatal conditions like ALS… Read More »

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IQ AND WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

A low IQ can lead to winning SSD and SSI benefits. For instance, if you have a low IQ, it may prevent you from working. You might know if you have a low IQ because it is hard to learn new things. Or, maybe you cannot keep a job, because you keep getting fired…. Read More »

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RESIDUAL FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY & SSD

WHAT IS RESIDUAL FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY? Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) is one of the most important concepts in your disability case. The reason it is so important is your RFC can make the difference between winning or losing your SSD and SSI benefits. If you can prove that your RFC prevents you from working, then… Read More »

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THE DATE LAST INSURED AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

The “Date Last Insured” is the last day you were insured for SSDI benefits. You may wonder what that means. After all, you probably didn’t realize that the Social Security Disability program is an insurance program. But, it is. For example, you pay your insurance “premiums” by paying your taxes when you work. Therefore,… Read More »

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STROKE DISABILITY BENEFITS

Stroke disability benefits are available, if you still are suffering severe stroke symptoms and you cannot work. You must be unable to work for over 12 months in order to win Social Security benefits. You can apply for Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits. The two benefits are have different qualifications…. 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  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 win your… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR DEPRESSION – LISTING 12.04

DEPRESSION IS A DISABILITY 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… Read More »

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FEDERAL COURT REVIEW FOR YOUR SSD CASE

CAN YOU APPEAL YOUR SSD CASE TO FEDERAL COURT? It is possible to appeal a denial from the Appeals Council to Federal Court. However, in order to have access to judicial review under the Social Security Act, the decision of the SSA must be final. Also, you must file a Complaint in Federal Court within… Read More »

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SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DISABILITY

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia is a mental condition that causes a person to seem out of touch with reality. People with a  schizophrenia diagnosis may also hear voices or sounds that are not there. Likewise, they may see things that other people cannot see. If someone is seeing things that aren’t really there, then… Read More »

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SSA CHANGES DISABILITY LISTINGS FOR BACK CONDITIONS

Back disability benefits are, once again, going through chances by the SSA. The SSA changed their listing of impairments for people with a back disability. This change should concern to all lawyers and people who are seeking SSD and SSI benefits. When the SSA changes the medical criteria for benefits, it effects million of… Read More »

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FIBROMYALGIA AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

DISABILITY BENEFITS AND FIBROMYALGIA Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that the Social Security Administration recognizes for purposes of disability benefits. You can obtain Social Security disability benefits from the SSA if you have Fibromyalgia and are unable to work. However, you must show that you have a medically determinable impairment. Likewise, you must prove… Read More »

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BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER – DISABILITY UNDER 12.08

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER & DISABILITY BENEFITS Borderline Personality Disorder disability benefits are available if you cannot work for more than 12 months. To determine if you are eligible for benefits for this mental disorder, you need to look at SSA Listing 12.08. Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental condition with inflexible and maladaptive patterns… 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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THREE REASONS TO HIRE A DISABILITY ATTORNEY TO WIN YOUR SSD CASE

There are more than three reasons to hire a disability attorney to represent you in your claim for SSD benefits. The reason most people don’t hire an attorney is they think it will cost too much money. What most people don’t know is that attorney fees in disability cases are controlled by the government…. Read More »

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ARE YOU UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE SSA?

HOW DO SSA INVESTIGATIONS START? How do you know if the SSA is investigating you? Most people who are seeking SSD and SSI benefits are not aware the Social Security Administration can investigate your activities. However, the SSA does put people under investigation. Therefore, you need to know that if you apply for disability… Read More »

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HOW TO BUILD MEDICAL RECORD EVIDENCE FOR YOUR DISABILITY CASE

Medical record evidence is the single most important thing in your SSD case. Building that medical evidence is the best thing you can do to help yourself win SSD and SSI benefits. At Cannon Disability Law, we can help you build your case. Unfortunately, many people who apply for SSDI and SSI benefits do… Read More »

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