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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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Your Hearing Is Scheduled: What Now? By Eric Paulsen

In most cases, applicants for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will go to a hearing, with a lawyer, before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). This is a vital step for many reasons, including that YOU can testify as to how your disabilities affect you on a daily basis. This… Read More »

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How To Appeal A Disability Denial From The SSA

You received a denial of your disability application in the mail and you are wondering how to appeal. The first thing to realize is that you should not give up your case. Even if you feel upset or angry at the SSA, you cannot give up the fight after one or two denials of… Read More »

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WHAT ARE DISABILITY BENEFITS: SSI OR SSD?

SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR SSD OR SSI DISABILITY BENEFITS? Social Security Disability benefits are monthly payments that support individuals who cannot work a full-time job and have a disability. There are two different SSA programs that pay disability benefits. Those programs are  Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). ​Although both programs… Read More »

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The Importance of Medical Records to the SSA

THE SSA NEEDS MEDICAL RECORDS AT EVERY LEVEL OF THE CASE It is paramount that you understand the importance of collecting all of your medical records when you apply for disability benefits. When you first apply for benefits, you should include a copy of your medical records with your application. If you receive a… Read More »

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What Is Fibromyalgia?

DISABILITY BENEFITS Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that the Social Security Administration recognizes. You can obtain disability benefits from the SSA if you have this disease.  A medical doctor diagnosis Fibromyalgia after first ruling out other potential causes of a patient’s chronic body pain.  Also, the doctor must verify that a number of symptoms… Read More »

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Biggest Mistake People Make At Their Disability Hearing

DON’T MAKE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE AT YOUR HEARING What is the biggest mistake people make when they have a disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge? BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THEY DON’T SHOW UP! You may be shocked to find out that many people, despite ample notice, don’t make it to their hearing. This… Read More »

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Black Lung Disability Benefits

PNEUMOCONIOISIS OR BLACK LUNG DISEASE Under 20 CFR 718.204 (2), total disability due to pneumoconiosis or black lung can be established by medical criteria, including the results of a valid pulmonary function test, a valid arterial blood gas-test, or by evidence that the miner suffers from cor pulmonale with right-side congestive heart failure. See… Read More »

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TIPS TO WIN DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR FIBROMYALGIA

If you suffer from Fibromyalgia and can’t work, you should apply for disability benefits. Fibromyalgia was officially recognized by the SSA as a qualifying condition for Social Security Disability Benefits in July 2012. That was over 7 years ago. However, many people still don’t know what to do in order to document this impairment… Read More »

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