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Tag Archives: Social Security

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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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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QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR DISABILITY HEARING?

Are you wondering what questions the judge will ask at your disability hearing? Will you need to explain your impairments in court? Should you bring other witnesses to your disability hearing ? How long does the hearing take? Do you know at the end of the hearing if you have won disability benefits? These… Read More »

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FIVE NEW COMPASSIONATE ALLOWANCES FOR 2020

In 2020, Andrew Saul, the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, announced five new Compassionate Allowances conditions: Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors GM1 Gangliosidosis – Infantile and Juvenile Forms Nicolaides-Baraister Syndrome Rubinstein-Tybai Syndrome Secondary Adenocarcinoma of the Brain If you have one of the above conditions, you can apply online for disability benefits at… Read More »

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PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

Psoriatic arthritis can be a disabling disease. The SSA classifies psoriatic arthritis under listing 14.09 for “Inflammatory Arthritis.” In order to receive disability payments, your arthritis must prevent you from working. You might not be able to work due to inability to ambulate or to use your fingers repeatedly for actions like typing. Additionally, you… Read More »

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Trumpcare Won’t Cover Pre-existing Conditions

Trumpcare Might Make You Lose Your Medical Care With Trumpcare passing the House, millions of people are in jeopardy of losing their medical care for serious medical conditions.  The Republican plan to eliminate the Affordable Care Act proposes to eliminate the provision that protects those with pre-existing conditions. Trumpcare allows insurers to charge people… Read More »

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ALCOHOLISM, DRUGS, AND DISABILITY

CAN YOU RECEIVE DISABILITY BENEFITS IF YOU ARE AN ALCOHOLIC OR DRUG ADDICT? Many people have problems with alcoholism or drug addiction. These addictions can result in mental or physical disability, but it can be difficult to win benefits unless you quit drinking or using drugs. To apply for disability benefits, go to www.ssa.gov… Read More »

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SSA SHOULD APPLY GRID RULES AND GRANT DISABILITY CLAIMS

THE SSA SHOULD GRANT MORE DISABILITY CLAIMS The SSA should apply the GRID Rules and grant more disability claims. At Cannon Disability Law, we routinely see the SSA deny disability claims when they should be granted. If the GRID Rules were applied properly, more people would receive the disability benefits that they deserve and… Read More »

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NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS DISABILITY MAY NOT BE A BARRIER TO WORK

IS DISABILITY A BARRIER TO WORK? On September 5, 2019, the New York Times published Ben Casselman’s article about disability and work. Casselman wrote, employers like Dell, started a program to hire people with autism. Kate Cosway, who has a master’s degree, was chosen by Dell for a 12-week internship, which is now becoming… Read More »

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How Much Money Is My Monthly Disability Benefit?

MONTHLY DISABILITY BENEFIT How much money is your monthly disability benefit going to be? There are ads on the internet that promise people who apply for disability benefits will receive almost $3000 a month. If only that were true. These ads are alluding to a benefit amount that is not available to most working… Read More »

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