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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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ANXIETY DISORDER AND WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

CAN YOU WIN DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR ANXIETY? Are you struggling with Generalized Anxiety Disorder? Do you suffer from panic attacks? When you leave the house, do you break out into a cold sweat, panic, and have to come home? These are some of the problems with Anxiety Disorder.  Perhaps you are afraid of other… Read More »

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THE BURDEN TO PROVE DISABILITY IS ON YOU

YOU HAVE THE BURDEN OF PROOF AT YOUR DISABILITY HEARING Most people think it is easy to prove disability to the SSA. Those who apply for disability benefits think they will win benefits at their hearing, if they simply explain their disabling symptoms to the Judge.  But the SSA system doesn’t work like that…. Read More »

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Applying For Disability Benefits? What Do You Need?

APPLYING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS Are you applying for disability benefits? Before you apply for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income, make sure you have the information you need before you fill out your application.  You will need your personal information;  your Social Security number, birthday, marriage date, divorce date, parent’s… Read More »

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ALJ Denies Claimant With Cerebral Palsy

CEREBRAL PALSY Recently, an ALJ denied a claimant with Cerebral Palsy. He did this even though Social Security’s own doctors opined she could not work. The claimant filed for disability benefits stating she could no longer work, because her Cerebral Palsy had become worse as she aged.  The medical record stated she could no… Read More »

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The Appeals Council Denies More Than 80% Of Disability Appeals

DO YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO APPEAL IF THE JUDGE DENIES YOUR DISABILITY CLAIM AT A HEARING? If you lose your case at an ALJ hearing, you have the right to appeal your case to the Appeals Council.  The Appeals Council reviews cases from the entire country and it takes, on average, two years for… Read More »

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TRUMP WANTS TO CUT THE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY PROGRAM

President Trump promised he was going to “save Social Security without any cuts” during his campaign. Trump, and the Republican party, are looking at a proposal that might sound good, but is potentially devastating for the program. They want to cut disability benefits. TRUMP WANTS TO CUT THE DISABILITY PROGRAM The Social Security program,… Read More »

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DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY – HOW WE CAN HELP

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY – YOU CAN WIN DISABILITY BENEFITS Depression and Anxiety are two sides of the same coin. Some people who have severe depression have depressive symptoms. For example, you may have crying spells, sadness, loss of interest in activities or hobbies. Likewise, you may stay away from friends and family members. Or… Read More »

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Obesity And Diabetes Are No Longer Listed By The SSA As Disabilities

OBESITY AND DIABETES IS NO LONGER DISABLING IMPAIRMENTS A number of years ago, before the baby boomers started aging, the SSA decided to eliminate “obesity” and “diabetes” as disabilities.  In order for a disease or impairment to be a disability, according to the SSA, it has to be “on the list” of SSA’s “listed… Read More »

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How Do You Choose an “onset date” when you apply for Disability Benefits?

When filing an application for disability benefits online, you will be asked to choose the date that your disability began.  This date is called your alleged “onset date” and it is the date the SSA will use to establish your disability. Choosing an onset date of disability is important to your case because the… Read More »

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