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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 here at Cannon Disability Law. And the short answer is “yes.” Even if you win benefits, the SSA can cease or take away your benefits.  But, they can only do so if your health condition… 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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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR CEREBRAL PALSY

Disability benefits for cerebral palsy are available through the Social Security Administration. In order to receive SSD and SSI benefits, your cerebral palsy symptoms must be so severe that you cannot work for more than 12 months. This article discusses cerebral palsy and how to win disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). WHAT… 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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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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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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DIABETES AND SSD BENEFITS

DIABETES AND WINNING SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS Diabetes is a life-threatening disease with severe symptoms that affects 34.2 million Americans. That is 10.5% of the U.S. population. The CDC reports in the 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report that over 88 million U.S. citizens, approximately 1 in 3, have prediabetes. Additionally, 1.4 million adults 20… Read More »

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HEART FAILURE & DISABILITY – LISTING 4.02

WHAT IS HEART FAILURE? Heart failure is the inability of the heart to pump enough oxygenated blood into your body. Another term for heart disease is cardiovascular disease. Or, diseases which affect the cardiovascular system. This system includes the heart and its arteries, veins and capillaries. Heart failure has certain symptoms and signs. Those… Read More »

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STROKE DISABILITY BENEFITS

Stroke disability benefits are available, if you still are suffering severe stroke symptoms and you cannot work. You must be unable to work for over 12 months in order to be eligible for disability benefits. You can apply for Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income benefits. The two benefits are have different… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BREAST CANCER

Disability benefits are available for individuals who have breast cancer. In order to win those benefits, however, we recommend that you hire an SSD attorney. Attorneys and representatives who practice Social Security Disability law will understand how to obtain the medical records you need to win your case. They will also know how to… Read More »

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KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

Knee replacement surgery can result in winning disability benefits if you can no longer work. Especially, if you have chronic pain and cannot work for longer than 12 months. Typically, over 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed every year in the United States. Sometimes people undergo double knee replacement surgeries. Many people have one… Read More »

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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

Multiple Sclerosis is an auto-immune disease that affects the central nervous system. When an individual suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, the disease damages the insulating covers of the nerve cells in the brain. It also damages nerve cells in the spinal cord and optic nerves. This nerve damage process is called demyelination.  Demyelination can cause… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR DEPRESSION – LISTING 12.04

Disability benefits for Depression are available if your symptoms are severe under SSA’s Listing 12.04. If your depression prevents you from working for over 12 months, then submit an application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & SSI benefits. Learn about how to file an application here. There are two types of SSA benefits:… Read More »

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GRID RULES AND WINNING SSD BENEFITS

GRID Rules are regulations the SSA uses to award disability benefits if you are over 50 years old. The GRID Rules are actually called the Medical Vocational Guidelines. These guidelines apply to you if your disability does not meet or equal a listed impairment. These special rules also apply to you if you are… Read More »

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FEDERAL COURT REVIEW FOR YOUR SSD CASE

CAN YOU APPEAL YOUR SSD CASE TO FEDERAL COURT? It is possible to appeal a denial from the Appeals Council to Federal Court. However, in order to have access to judicial review under the Social Security Act, the decision of the SSA must be final. Also, you must file a Complaint in Federal Court within… Read More »

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE & SSD BENEFITS

Substance abuse could prevent you from winning disability benefits. This is because the SSA has regulations that prevent you from winning SSD benefits if your disability is due to abuse of alcohol or drugs. Abuse of alcohol is not just occasional use, social drinking, or a drink with dinner. It is an unhealthy addiction… Read More »

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BLINDNESS AND EARNING WORK CREDITS FOR SSD BENEFITS

SSD benefits for the blind are available under SSA’s laws. In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits due to blindness, you will need to provide evidence that shows you meet the visual listings. The visual listings for blindness include people who have been blind since birth. Learn more here about disability benefits for blindness…. Read More »

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BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER – DISABILITY UNDER 12.08

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER & DISABILITY BENEFITS Borderline Personality Disorder disability benefits are available if you cannot work for more than 12 months. To determine if you are eligible for benefits for this mental disorder, you need to look at SSA Listing 12.08. Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental condition with inflexible and maladaptive patterns… Read More »

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WHAT QUESTIONS WILL THE JUDGE ASK AT MY DISABILITY HEARING?

Are you wondering what questions the disability judge will ask at your SSA hearing? Don’t worry, an SSA hearing is nothing like an impeachment hearing. You are the main witness, but you will not be grilled with questions like they do to witnesses on television. SSA hearings are informal. They are also private, which… Read More »

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NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Neurological disorders can be disabling if they prevent you from working for at least 12 months. In order to win SSD and SSI benefits, your disabling impairment must meet certain requirements. The SSA changed how they evaluate neurological disorders, such as Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy. For the first time since 1985, SSA has issued revised… Read More »

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