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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… Read More »

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OBESITY & DISABILITY SOCIAL SECURITY RULING 19-2P

SOCIAL SECURITY RULING 19-2P – OBESITY & DISABILITY Obesity is a disability that can prevent you from working. If you are off work for more than 12 months, then you can apply for disability benefits. Over the years, the SSA’s rules regarding obesity have changed multiple times. For example, in the past, one could… Read More »

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APPLY FOR SSD BENEFITS WITH CANNON DISABILITY

IF YOU HAVE MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS SEEK HELP TO APPLY FOR SSD BENEFITS Apply for SSD benefits with our law firm, Cannon Disability Law. We understand you need to apply for benefits. But, the SSA’s application process is difficult to understand on your own. The SSA requires you to complete an application form, submit medical… Read More »

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THE BURDEN TO PROVE DISABILITY IS ON YOU

YOU HAVE THE BURDEN TO PROVE DISABILITY AT YOUR SSA HEARING Most people think it is easy to prove disability to the SSA. Those who apply for disability benefits think they will win benefits at their hearing, if they simply explain their disabling symptoms to the Judge.  But the SSA system doesn’t work like… Read More »

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WHY IS A VOCATIONAL EXPERT COMING TO MY HEARING?

You received your hearing notice and it says there is a vocational expert coming to your hearing. Who is this vocational expert? Why are they coming to your hearing?  Hopefully, you are starting to see how important it is to hire an attorney with experience to represent you at your hearing. It is your… Read More »

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HOW DOES THE SSA WEIGH MEDICAL EVIDENCE?

Your treating doctor told you that you have a disability that prevent you from working. Does this mean the Judge at the hearing will adopt what your doctor said and grant you disability benefits? You would think that your treating doctor’s opinion would matter a lot to the Judge in your case. However, SSA’s… Read More »

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BLACK LUNG DISABILITY BENEFITS

BLACK LUNG DISEASE If you have black lung disease or Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis, you may be eligible for disability benefits under the federal Black Lung program. Black lung disease is observable on chest x-ray and CT scans. If you have black lung disease, then your chest x-ray or CT scan will show pulmonary nodules… Read More »

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SSA USES SIX DOMAINS TO DESCRIBE CHILDHOOD DISABILITY

 WHAT ARE THE SIX CHILDHOOD DISABILITY DOMAINS ? In order to win SSI or childhood disability benefits, you must be familiar with the six domains the SSA uses to describe childhood impairments. The six domains are listed and outlined below. If your child’s disability does not meet a listing, then one can turn to… Read More »

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NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS DISABILITY MAY NOT BE A BARRIER TO WORK

IS DISABILITY A BARRIER TO WORK? On September 5, 2019, the New York Times published Ben Casselman’s article about disability and work. Casselman wrote, employers like Dell, started a program to hire people with autism. Kate Cosway, who has a master’s degree, was chosen by Dell for a 12-week internship, which is now becoming… Read More »

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The 5 Day Rule – Evidence Submission in Disability Hearings

5 DAY EVIDENCE SUBMISSION RULE There is a new rule that requires all evidence be into the judge 5 days before a claimant’s hearing. Even though Social Security Disability hearings are administrative and the normal rules of evidence do not apply, there are still rules that everyone must follow. After May 1, 2017, the… Read More »

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CAN YOU RETIRE EARLY AND COLLECT DISABILITY BENEFITS?

SHOULD YOU RETIRE EARLY OR COLLECT DISABILITY BENEFITS? Should you retire early or seek disability benefits? You cannot do both. Many people who can no longer work due to disability, experience confusion about whether to retire early or to apply for disability benefits. What option you chose can have serious consequences for your income… Read More »

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LOST YOUR HEARING? WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?

Lost your hearing? Did you go to your hearing with an administrative law judge and lose?  It doesn’t feel good to get an Unfavorable Decision in the mail. Especially after sending in all of your medical records, waiting two years to get a hearing and then going through the stress of a hearing. Unfortunately, you… Read More »

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Reverse Diabetes Through Diet & Exercise

DIABETES TYPE 2 Type 2 Diabetes is a disease that more and more Americans are facing as they age, become less active, and gain weight.  Diabetes is a disease that affects blood sugar in the body and causes blood sugar that is too high or too low. When blood sugar is not under control it… Read More »

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