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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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EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME & DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME (EDS)? Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of more than one genetic disorder. These disorders affect the connective tissues in your body. Because there are different forms of the syndrome, symptoms differ for each person. If you need disability benefits due to your EDS, contact Cannon Disability Law today. Ehlers-Danlos… Read More »

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LIVER CANCER & SSD BENEFITS

WHAT IS LIVER CANCER? Liver cancer occurs when your liver cells divide aggressively multiply and create tumors. The liver tumors demonstrate that you have liver cancer. In the United States, more than 40,000 people are diagnosed with liver cancer each year. Worldwide, more than 800,000 people are diagnosed with this cancer each year. Liver cancer… 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 disproportionately higher effect on the disability community. Individuals… Read More »

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UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS & SSD BENEFITS

CAN YOU COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND ALSO APPLY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS? Many people collect unemployment benefits after they lose a job. Sometimes, people file for unemployment benefits, thinking they will soon return to work. However, they then realize a disability is going to prevent them from returning to work. When you collect… Read More »

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CHILDHOOD CEREBRAL PALSY & SSI BENEFITS

Childhood cerebral palsy disability benefits are available for children through the Social Security Administration. In order to receive SSI benefits, you child’s cerebral palsy symptoms must be severe. This article discusses cerebral palsy in childhood. It also talks about how to win Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for children from the Social Security Administration… Read More »

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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION & SSD BENEFITS

Workers’ compensation provides benefits to those who suffer an on the job injury. Benefits include medical treatment for work-related conditions. Benefits also include cash payments that partially replace lost wages. Workers’ compensation pays temporary total disability benefits benefits while you recuperate from your injury. If the condition has lasting consequences, then the program may… 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. Every year, new compassionate allowances are… Read More »

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MEDICARE BENEFITS INFORMATION

WHAT IS MEDICARE? Medicare is the United States health insurance program for people who are 65 years or older. However, if you receive Social Security Disability benefits, you are also eligible for Medicare benefits. In order to obtain Social Security Disability benefits, you must apply. You can apply online at the Social Security website…. Read More »

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AIDS DISABILITY BENEFITS

AIDS disability benefits are available if your condition is preventing your from working. Many individuals with HIV infection have severe symptoms that prevent them from working. If you have severe AIDS symptoms and you will be off work for over 12 months, then the SSA may find you eligible for disability benefits. On the… Read More »

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ADHD DISABILITY BENEFITS

ADHD STANDS FOR ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER ADHD disability benefits may be available to replace your income if you cannot work. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder that typically affects children. However, ADHD also affects many adults. Symptoms of ADHD include not being able to pay attention or to keep one’s focus on a task…. Read More »

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IQ AND WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

Your IQ can lead to winning disability benefits. For instance, if you have a low IQ, you may not be able to work. You might know if you have a low IQ because it is hard to learn new things. Or, maybe you cannot keep a job, because you keep getting fired. Perhaps you… Read More »

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CROHN’S DISEASE & SSD BENEFITS

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which can affect the gastrointestinal tract. Most commonly, Crohn’s disease occurs in the small intestine and the colon. Symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, abdominal distension, and weight loss. Other complications from the disease that are outside the gastrointestinal tract can include anemia,… Read More »

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RESIDUAL FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY & SSD

WHAT IS RESIDUAL FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY? Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) is one of the most important concepts in your disability claim. The reason it is so important is your RFC can make the difference between winning or losing your SSD case. If you can prove that your RFC prevents you from working, then you can… Read More »

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BIPOLAR DISORDER AND SSD BENEFITS

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental health condition that can be disabling. If your mental health symptoms are severe enough that they keep you from working, then you might be eligible for SSD and SSI benefits. In order to win disability benefits, you must be off work for 12 months or more. Bipolar Disorder… Read More »

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