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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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KNEE REPLACEMENT AND WINNING DISABILITY BENEFITS

CAN KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY RESULT IN DISABILITY? Knee replacement surgery can result in disability. Typically, over 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed every year in the United States. Knee replacement surgery is one of the most successful joint replacement operations. However, for a certain percentage of people, knee replacement may not work. Research suggests that… 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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BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER – DISABILITY UNDER 12.08

CANNON DISABILITY LAW CAN HELP YOU WIN BENEFITS UNDER LISTING 12.08 At Cannon Disability we specialize in helping you prove your disability. Our goal is to develop your case so that your medical records show the SSA you have a severe disability. We need to prove that your Borderline Personality Disorder has the symptoms… Read More »

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DISABILITY FOR SOMATIC DISORDER – LISTING 12.07

WHAT IS A SOMATIC DISORDER? Have you ever had physical pain and gone to the doctor, only to be told that there is no reason for your pain? If you feel physical pain every day and there is no objective reason for your pain, you may have a somatic disorder. Somatic disorders require a… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR DEPRESSION – LISTING 12.04

Can you apply for disability benefits for depression? The answer is yes, if your depression prevents you from working for over one year. Additionally, you will need to get ongoing treatment for your depression, so that you can prove you are disabled to the SSA. There are a number of forms of depression. For… Read More »

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IF CLAIMANT DIES CAN FAMILY RECEIVE DISABILITY BENEFITS?

What happens when a claimant dies and there is a disability application pending? Can a family member still receive the claimant’s disability benefits? Cannon Disability Law can help your family after the death of a loved one who filed an application for disability benefits. Sadly, this is a common occurrence, because many people die… Read More »

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ARE YOU WORKING? IF SO, ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS?

If you are working, according to SSA’s definition of work, you are not eligible for disability benefits. However, work has a very specific definition under SSA’s rules. Work is defined by the SSA as “substantial gainful activity.”(SGA). A person who is earning more than a certain monthly amount (net of impairment- related workexpenses) is ordinarily considered… Read More »

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Procopio, et. al. v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs – Navy Veterans Lose Expedited Review for Agent Orange Exposure During Vietnam War

NAVY VETERANS SEEK EXPEDITED REVIEW OF AGENT ORANGE CLAIMS The Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, held in Procopio, et al. v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Court of Appeals Federal Circuit 12/08/2019) https://roguevalleylegal.com/summaries/12052019vb.pdf that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has the authority to stay disability compensation claims until January 1, 2020. This is a disappointing holding for… Read More »

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SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DISABILITY – LISTING 12.03

WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that causes a person to seem out of touch with reality. They may also hear sounds or voices that are not there. They may also see things that other people cannot see. For example, a person with Schizophrenia may see the walls moving in a room…. Read More »

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