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WHY IS THERE A VOCATIONAL EXPERT COMING TO MY HEARING?

You received your hearing notice and it says there is a vocational expert at your hearing. Who is this vocational expert? Why are they coming to your hearing?  Hopefully, you are starting to see how important it is to hire an attorney with experience to represent you at your hearing. It is your attorney… Read More »

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HOW DOES THE SSA WEIGH MEDICAL EVIDENCE?

Your treating doctor told you that you have a disability that prevent you from working. Does this mean the Judge at the hearing will adopt what your doctor said and grant you disability benefits? You would think that your treating doctor’s opinion would matter a lot to the Judge in your case. However, SSA’s… 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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BACK PAIN AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BACK IMPAIRMENTS Do you have back pain that results in disability? To qualify for disability benefits, the SSA requires you to have a “medically determinable” impairment that lasts for at least one year. This means that MRI’s, CT scans, or x-rays, should show show that your back pain is… Read More »

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TIPS ON WINNING YOUR NEVADA MENTAL HEALTH CASE

NEVADA CASE THAT SHOWS TREATING PHYSICIAN’S OPINION DUE GREAT WEIGHT The Nevada case, Ryan v. Commissioner of Social Sec., 528 F.3d 1194 (9th Cir., 2008), is important for individuals who have a mental health disability.  In the Ryan case, the ALJ disregarded the medical opinion of claimant’s treating mental health doctors. Ryan’s doctor found… Read More »

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NEVADA DISABILITY BENEFITS

Disability Process in Nevada If you live in Nevada and need disability benefits, you also need an attorney.  Most people who are suffering from a disability and can no longer work should apply for disability benefits. Fortunately, the federal government offers two programs to help you. The first is SSD benefits.  Social Security Disability… 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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WHAT IS A TRIAL WORK PERIOD?

YOU WON BENEFITS AND WANT TO TRY GOING BACK TO WORK. CAN YOU DO IT? You won disability benefits and one year has gone by. Perhaps you are feeling better and want to try to work again. Can you go back to work and still receive disability benefits? This is a great question and… Read More »

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YOU HAD A HEART ATTACK? CAN YOU GET DISABILITY?

HEART ATTACK AND DISABILITY BENEFITS You had a heart attack and you want to know if you qualify for disability benefits. It is a good question. And the answer depends on whether you heart condition impacts your ability to function.  A heart attack can be a serious, disabling event. Some people will recover within… Read More »

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PRESUMPTIVE DISABILITY BENEFITS

Because applying for disability benefits can be a long process, the SSA has made temporary or presumptive disability benefits available for SSI applicants who have some disabilities. These benefits are available for six months while the SSA processes your disability claim. Presumptive disability payments are only available to SSI recipients. Therefore, presumptive disability payments… Read More »

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