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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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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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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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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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WHAT WILL THE JUDGE ASK AT MY HEARING?

HIRE AN ATTORNEY TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR ALJ HEARING Be prepared for your ALJ hearing. You should hire an attorney to help you be a good witness. You need to think about the answers to some basic questions before you arrive. The hearing is being held to determine not only if you… Read More »

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INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS – LISTING 14.09

DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS Inflammatory Arthritis, under the SSA’s listing, is a title that is meant to cover a number of disorders. Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Typically, inflammation of major joints is the main sign of arthritis. Additionally, there may be… 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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BIDEN’S DISABILITY PLAN

Fortunately, the future president of the USA, Joe Biden, has a disability plan. This is good news for the almost 9 million people receiving disability benefits. Additionally, this is good news for 117,000 spouses and 1.5 million children who also receive disability payments through a family member.  Individuals who qualify for SSD and SSI… 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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