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CAN DISABILITY BENEFITS BE GARNISHED FOR CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS?

DISABILITY BENEFITS ARE SUBJECT TO GARNISHMENT FOR CHILD SUPPORT Whether or not your disability benefits payments can be garnished for child support payments depends on what kind of disability benefits you receive. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is based on your work history. When you pay your employment taxes, you pay into SSA’s insurance… Read More »

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MANAGING STRESS DURING COVID-19

Are you having difficulty managing stress during Covid-19?  If so, the state of Utah is providing free help to those who need it.  Below you will find free numbers you can call. The state of Utah has crisis lines to help you during this difficult time. FREE CRISIS AND HOTLINE TO YOU MANAGE STRESS… Read More »

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HOW TO FILL OUT SSA’S WORK HISTORY FORM

Do you know how to fill out SSA’s Work History form? If you are asking yourself this question, that is good! You should worry about what you write on the forms that you send to Social Security. Most people fill out the work history report incorrectly. Subsequently, the form is used against them to… Read More »

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DEPRESSION CAN QUALIFY YOUR FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS

Depression can qualify you for disability benefits. Millions of people suffer from Depression, yet still manage to go to work and function in their daily lives.  Many people are diagnosed with Depression or Bipolar Disorder, but their symptoms are controlled with medication. Therefore, they are able to work.  When depressive symptoms become so severe… Read More »

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QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR DISABILITY HEARING?

Are you wondering what questions the judge will ask at your disability hearing? Will you need to explain your impairments in court? Should you bring other witnesses to your disability hearing ? How long does the hearing take? Do you know at the end of the hearing if you have won disability benefits? These… Read More »

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND DISABILITY BENEFITS – LISTING 12.02

The symptoms of a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) can prevent you from working and qualify you for disability benefits. A TBI can occur from a head injury while playing sports or it can happen in a car accident. Also, combat veterans may suffer from a head injury from a bomb blast or IED…. Read More »

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EATING DISORDERS & ANOREXIA CAN BE DISABLING

EATING DISORDERS CAN BE DISABLING The SSA has added eating disorders to their disability criteria in the listed impairments.  If you have an eating disorder that impacts you physically or mentally, it is possible that you could be granted disability benefits.  For example, if you have Anorexia, you may have difficulty with your memory,… Read More »

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FIVE NEW COMPASSIONATE ALLOWANCES FOR 2020

In 2020, Andrew Saul, the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, announced five new Compassionate Allowances conditions: Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors GM1 Gangliosidosis – Infantile and Juvenile Forms Nicolaides-Baraister Syndrome Rubinstein-Tybai Syndrome Secondary Adenocarcinoma of the Brain If you have one of the above conditions, you can apply online for disability benefits at… 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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PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

Psoriatic arthritis can be a disabling disease. The SSA classifies psoriatic arthritis under listing 14.09 for “Inflammatory Arthritis.” In order to receive disability payments, your arthritis must prevent you from working. You might not be able to work due to inability to ambulate or to use your fingers repeatedly for actions like typing. Additionally, you… Read More »

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WHAT WILL THE JUDGE ASK AT MY ALJ HEARING?

HIRE AN ATTORNEY TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR ALJ HEARING Be prepared for your ALJ hearing. You should hire an attorney to help you be a good witness. You need to think about the answers to some basic questions before you arrive. The hearing is being held to determine not only if you… Read More »

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BLINDNESS AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

If you cannot work due to blindness and visual loss, you should receive disability benefits. The SSA’s laws state that if you are partially, legally, or totally blind, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The Cannon Disability legal team has over 30 years of experience… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR HEARING LOSS

Disability benefits are available for those with severe hearing loss. For instance,  the SSA disability insurance program offers two types of benefits:  Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSDI benefits are awarded if a person is disabled and unable to work. One must work first a certain number… Read More »

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HYPOPLASTIC LEFT HEART SYNDROME (HLHS)

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) is a rare congenital heart defect. When a baby is born with HLHS, the left side of the heart is severely under-developed. The affected structures of the heart can include the mitral valve, left ventricle, aortic valve, and the aorta. Because the left side of the heart is unable… Read More »

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ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR RETROACTIVE SSD BENEFITS?

THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF DISABILITY BENEFITS – SSD & SSI BENEFITS Retroactive disability benefits may be available to you, depending on what kind of benefits you are seeking. There are two kinds of disability benefits that one can apply for within the Social Security System.  The first benefit is Social Security Disability or… Read More »

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ALCOHOLISM, DRUGS, AND DISABILITY

CAN YOU RECEIVE DISABILITY BENEFITS IF YOU ARE AN ALCOHOLIC OR DRUG ADDICT? Many people have problems with alcoholism or drug addiction. These addictions can result in mental or physical disability, but it can be difficult to win benefits unless you quit drinking or using drugs. To apply for disability benefits, go to www.ssa.gov… Read More »

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VOCATIONAL EXPERT TESTIMONY MUST BE BASED ON EVIDENCE

VOCATIONAL EXPERT TESTIMONY AT HEARING Vocational expert testimony requires evidence at a disability hearing. If you have appeared at a hearing before an SSA judge, a vocational expert probably gave testimony during your hearing. Vocational experts are often called by the judge to testify about the number of jobs that are available to a… Read More »

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REOPEN YOUR PRIOR APPLICATION & GET ALL OF YOUR DISABILITY BENEFITS

Reopening a prior application is sometimes possible in disability cases. It is not easy to reopen a prior application. However, if you let an old application lapse and did not appeal it within the proper time frame, you may be able to reopen your old application. There are limits on reopening prior applications. But,… Read More »

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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 RULES

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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