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Tag Archives: Utah disability benefits

CORONAVIRUS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS The Coronavirus is not stopping your disability benefits from being paid. Nor, is it stopping the SSA from deciding disability cases. This is good news for those who are receiving disability benefits. It is also good news for those who are patiently waiting for the SSA to decide… Read More »

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SSA ELIMINATES INABILITY TO SPEAK ENGLISH FROM DISABILITY PROCESS

The Trump administration is considering a new rule that bars a claimant’s inability to speak English as a factor in the disability review process. This is one of several cuts to the disability program that President Trump is pursuing as part of his assault on disability benefits. Or, what Trump considers to be the… Read More »

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SSA SHOULD APPLY GRID RULES AND GRANT DISABILITY CLAIMS

THE SSA SHOULD GRANT MORE DISABILITY CLAIMS The SSA should apply the GRID Rules and grant more disability claims. At Cannon Disability Law, we routinely see the SSA deny disability claims when they should be granted. If the GRID Rules were applied properly, more people would receive the disability benefits that they deserve and… Read More »

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ANXIETY DISORDER AND DISABILITY BENEFITS – LISTING 12.06

ANXIETY DISORDER AND THE INABILITY TO WORK Anxiety is a mental disorder that can result in being unable to work and eligibility for disability benefits. Having some anxiety is normal. Because anxiety is a normal coping mechanism that can help us deal with stress. When you suffer from anxiety, the symptoms can have a… 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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Reopen Your Prior Application & Get All Of Your Disability Benefits

If you let an old application lapse and did not appeal it, you may be able to reopen your old application. Especially, because reopening an old application would get more past disability benefits. Many people file an application for Social Security Disability benefits more than once. Sometimes, people file an application and don’t appeal a… Read More »

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Obesity And Diabetes Are No Longer Listed By The SSA As Disabilities

OBESITY AND DIABETES IS NO LONGER DISABLING IMPAIRMENTS A number of years ago, before the baby boomers started aging, the SSA decided to eliminate “obesity” and “diabetes” as disabilities.  In order for a disease or impairment to be a disability, according to the SSA, it has to be “on the list” of SSA’s “listed… Read More »

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SSA Fraud Investigations Waste Taxpayer’s Money

THE SSA’S FRAUD INVESTIGATIONS The SSA investigates people who apply for SSD benefits. How do they chose who to investigate? Most fraud allegations come from SSA employees. In fiscal year 2014, the SSA received more than 121,000 fraud allegations and more than 58,000 (almost half) of those came from SSA employees. In other words,… Read More »

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