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 qualifications. […]

HOW TO WIN PRESUMPTIVE DISABILITY BENEFITS

Because applying for disability benefits can be a long process, the SSA has made temporary or presumptive disability benefits available for Supplemental Security Income applicants. These benefits are available for 6 months. You can receive these monthly benefits while the Social Security Administration processes your SSI claim. Presumptive disability payments are only available to SSI […]

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 knee […]

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 symptoms […]

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. If you are unable to work, then you may be eligible for disability benefits. This is […]

SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DISABILITY

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia is a mental impairment that causes a person to seem out of touch with reality. People with a  schizophrenia diagnosis may also hear voices or sounds that are not there. Likewise, they may see things that other people cannot see. If someone is seeing things that aren’t really there, then they […]

SSA CHANGES DISABILITY LISTINGS FOR BACK CONDITIONS

Once again, the SSA changes the listings, the SSA rules, for people with a back disability. This change should concern to all lawyers and claimants who are seeking disability benefits. When the SSA changes the medical criteria for a disability determination, it effect million of people who apply for benefits. Especially in this instance, because every […]

FIBROMYALGIA AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

DISABILITY BENEFITS AND FIBROMYALGIA Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that the Social Security Administration recognizes for purposes of disability benefits. You can obtain Social Security disability benefits from the SSA if you have Fibromyalgia and are unable to work. However, you must show that you have a medically determinable impairment. Likewise, you must prove that […]

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 of […]

DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BACK PAIN

YOU CAN GET DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BACK IMPAIRMENTS IN UTAH AND NEVADA If you suffer disability from back pain, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers Social Security Disability Insurance or SSI benefits.  If your have worked and paid taxes, the SSA will find you disabled if […]

CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE AND LISTING 4.06

Congenital Heart Disease can be a disabling impairment under SSA’s listing 4.06. The term “congenital” means that it occurs at the time of birth. Congenital heart defects are one of the most common types of birth defects. So, not all heart defects are disabling, because treatment may fix the symptoms. If you have mild symptoms […]

MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS THE JUDGE MUST CONSIDER

HOW DOES THE JUDGE RATE MENTAL CONDITIONS AT DISABILITY HEARINGS? Mental Impairments are crucial to determining disability. At disability hearings, the ALJ must weigh the medical evidence. By “weigh” the evidence, he or she must determine which evidence to give the most credence too. For example, most SSA files contain evidence from the claimant’s physician […]