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SSA CHANGES RULES FOR THOSE WITH BACK DISABILITIES

Once again, the SSA is changing the criteria 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… Read More »

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HOW TO FILL OUT SSA’S WORK HISTORY FORM

How do you fill out SSA’s Work History form? If you are asking yourself this question, that is good! You should worry about what you write on the forms that you send to Social Security. Most people fill out the work history report incorrectly. Subsequently, the form is used against them to prove they… 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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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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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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ARE YOU WORKING? IF SO, ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS?

If you are working, according to SSA’s definition of work, you are not eligible for disability benefits. However, work has a very specific definition under SSA’s rules. Work is defined by the SSA as “substantial gainful activity.”(SGA). A person who is earning more than a certain monthly amount (net of impairment- related workexpenses) is ordinarily considered… Read More »

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MENTAL ABILITIES YOU MUST HAVE TO PERFORM UNSKILLED WORK

There are certain mental abilities you must have in order to perform unskilled work. Unskilled work is the easiest form of work. For example, it is work that does not require much attention. It is also work that does not require you go to school or learn work skills. If you received a denial… Read More »

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HOW DOES THE SSA DEFINE WORK?

If you file a claim for disability benefits and you are still working, you are going to hear the term “substantial gainful activity.” The SSA defines this term as work. But what does it mean? SGA means “work” over a certain amount of money each month. But before you get to how much is… Read More »

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SSA USES SIX DOMAINS TO DESCRIBE CHILDHOOD DISABILITY

 WHAT ARE THE SIX CHILDHOOD DISABILITY DOMAINS ? In order to win SSI or childhood disability benefits, you must be familiar with the six domains the SSA uses to describe childhood impairments. The six domains are listed and outlined below. If your child’s disability does not meet a listing, then one can turn to… 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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