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WHAT YOU NEED FROM YOUR DOCTOR TO PROVE DISABILITY

THE BURDEN TO PROVE DISABILITY IS ON YOU  Your doctor can help you prove to the SSA that you have a severe medical condition. You need the help of your doctor, because the burden to prove disability is on you. Submitting medical evidence is important, but statements from your doctor about how your medical… Read More »

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MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS

WHAT ARE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS AND MEDICARE BENEFITS? Medicare Advantage plans are run by private companies and Medicare is run by the federal government. However, both provide health insurance coverage. Everyone needs health insurance and this article should help you understand the differences between Medicare, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage Plans. Medicare is a health… Read More »

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AUTISM BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN

WHAT IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER IN CHILDREN? Autism benefits are available for children who have Autism spectrum disorder. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a medical condition that affects a child’s nervous system, growth and development. Parents usually notice the symptoms of ASD during their child’s first 3 years of life. For example, some children… Read More »

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REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE & YOUR BENEFITS

WHAT IS A REPRESENTATIVE PAYEE? A representative payee is a friend, relative, or other interested party that the SSA appoints to protect the interests of the person who is being paid Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. More than eight million people, who get monthly SSDI and SSI payments, need… Read More »

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YOUR HEARING IS SCHEDULED: WHAT NOW?

Your hearing may be one of the most important events that you experience in the Social Security process of winning SSDI and SSI benefits. In most cases, applicants for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will go to a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). You need to know… Read More »

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OCD & DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS OBSESSSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental condition in which a person has overwhelming obsessions and compulsions. Obsessive thoughts do not just occur every once in awhile. Instead, if you have OCD, then you have constant thought and feelings that you do not want to have. Likewise, the compulsions that occur… Read More »

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SSD BENEFITS FOR RECURRENT ARRHYTHMIAS

RECURRENT ARRHYTHMIAS:  WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE HEART? Recurrent arrhythmias is a condition that affects the normal beating of the heart. The heart has a natural rhythm that is created by the sinoatrial node or the SA node. This rhythm is generated by a group of cells in the right… Read More »

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ADDISON’S DISEASE & SSD BENEFITS

WHAT IS ADDISON’S DISEASE? Addison’s disease is a medical condition in which your adrenal glands don’t produce enough of the hormones cortisol and aldosterone. The adrenal glands are small glands that are located on top of each of your kidneys. These glands play a very important role in your health because they produce hormones that… Read More »

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CYSTIC FIBROSIS GUIDE TO SSD BENEFITS

APPLY FOR SSD BENEFITS IF YOU HAVE CYSTIC FIBROSIS Cystic fibrosis is an inherited genetic disease that affects almost 40,000 adults and children in the United States. It is a defect in a protein that results in the buildup of mucus in organs throughout the body. This can lead to blockages, tissue damage, and… Read More »

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LUNG CANCER DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS LUNG CANCER? Lung cancer is the third most common form of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, it is the main cause of cancer deaths in the United States. It is also the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Your right lung is divided into three sections. Each section is called… Read More »

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MENIERE’S DISEASE & DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS MENIERE’S DISEASE? Meniere’s disease is a rare disorder of the inner ear. The inner ear controls your balance and hearing. If you have a disorder of your inner ear, then it is likely you will suffer hearing loss. Along with hearing loss, Ménière’s disease also causes dizziness and loss of balance. If… Read More »

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CAN SOCIAL SECURITY TAKE AWAY YOUR BENEFITS?

Can Social Security cease or take away your disability benefits? This is one of the most common questions we hear at Cannon Disability Law. And the short answer is “yes.” Even if you win benefits, the SSA can cease or take away your benefits. This is true whether you receive SSDI or SSI benefits…. Read More »

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PULMONARY EMBOLISM & DISABILITY

WHAT IS A PULMONARY EMBOLISM? A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot in the lungs. This can occur when the blood vessels that supply blood to the lungs become blocked. First, the blood clot forms in the legs or the pelvic area. Next, the clot travels to your lungs. When a blood clot… Read More »

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SCOLIOSIS & PROVING DISABILITY

WHAT IS SCOLIOSIS? Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine. If the curvature is severe it can cause pain and limitations. The severity of your scoliosis depends upon the amount of your spinal curvature. In order to have the diagnosis of scoliosis, your spine must curve abnormally to the side and have at… Read More »

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SICKLE CELL DISORDERS & DISABILITY

WHAT IS SICKLE CELL ANEMIA? Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a blood disorder that can result in being unable to work. Cannon Disability Law can help you win SSD benefits if you have sickle cell disorder. Contact us today for a free consultation. If you have sickle cell anemia, then your  body creates red… Read More »

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LIVER CANCER & SSD BENEFITS

WHAT IS LIVER CANCER? Liver cancer occurs when your liver cells divide aggressively multiply. This creates tumors. If tumors are in your liver, then you have liver cancer. In the United States, each year more than 40,000 people are found to have liver cancer. Worldwide, more than 800,000 people each year are diagnosed with this… Read More »

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COVID & DISABILITY BENEFITS

Over 1 million people have died of Covid-19 in the United States. Worldwide, that figure is currently over 6 million deaths. The impact on everyone cannot be overstated. In addition to losing lives, good health, and jobs, people had trouble managing stress. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has a much higher effect on the disability community. Individuals… 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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WHAT IS AN UNSUCCESSFUL WORK ATTEMPT?

An unsuccessful work attempt is when you try to work while you are waiting for benefits. But, you aren’t able to work due to your disability. Many people call us, while they are waiting for the SSA to make a decision, and ask if they can make a “work attempt.” Next, they ask if… Read More »

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MEDICAID BENEFITS INFORMATION

WHAT IS MEDICAID? Medicaid benefits are healthcare for individuals who have a low-income. Medicaid also provides healthcare to some pregnant women, children, elderly individuals, and women with breast or cervical cancer. The Medicaid  program is paid for from the resources of the states and the federal government. Most importantly, Medicaid is a healthcare benefit… Read More »

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