Social Security

5 Step Evaluation

Social security disability can be a complicated process, requiring several steps to proving you are disabled. The complication ultimately begins with how social security defines disability. Social security defines disability as, “the inability to do any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to...
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May 25, 2021 in

New Musculoskeletal Listing

If you are struggling to work due to a severe medical condition, you may consider applying for social security disability benefits through the federal government. Social security disability benefits are funded through the federally administered social security administration. To be eligible for the disability insurance program, you must pay taxes to social security through...
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March 29, 2021 in

I was denied Social Security Disability benefits because it was determined that I can do other jobs that no longer exist!

The Social Security Administration, (“SSA”), determines whether you are disabled by evaluating your impairments and the effect they have on your ability to work. This is a complex analysis. Even if you cannot perform your past work, you still need to demonstrate that you cannot adjust to other work. If SSA finds that you...
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March 3, 2021 in

How to Appeal a disability denial

If you are denied social security disability benefits, do not lose hope. The majority of people who file for social security disability insurance are denied after their initial application. In fact, the statistics are that only approximately 30% of applications are approved with the initial request. There are a lot of reasons why your...
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March 3, 2021 in

Should I file for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Social Security disability benefits are monetary and health benefits that are managed by the federal government. This is a government-run insurance program set in place to help working members of society in the event they find themselves in a position where they are unable to work. This inability to work must be directly related...
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March 3, 2021 in

Does being older make it easier to obtain social security disability benefits?

Have you ever wondered why it is easier for people who are older to get social security disability benefits than younger individuals with the same medical condition? This is because Social Security Administration regulations consider an individual's age, education and experience when determining disability. In order to be entitled to social security disability benefits,...
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January 26, 2021 in

Will I be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits due to Depression and Anxiety?

Unfortunately, if you only have a mental impairment and no physical impairments, then it is more difficult to prove disability for purposes of Social Security disability. You will need to show that based solely on your mental impairments, you are not able to work.  We have clients who tell us that due to their...
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January 21, 2021 in

Is Medulloblastoma a Condition Which Automatically Qualifies for Disability?

A medulloblastoma is a form of brain cancer. The cancerous tumor forms in the lower part of the brain called the cerebellum, which controls muscle coordination, balance and movement. Medulloblastoma is a fairly common brain tumor, typically found in children. The cause of the tumor is unknown but has been linked to genetics. While...
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January 18, 2021 in

Can You Get Disability Benefits for Graves Disease?

If you’re wondering if you can receive disability benefits due to being diagnosed with Graves disease, it’s important to remember that as with any medical condition, the severity of your condition and how it impacts your functional ability will determine eligibility for disability benefits. Having a diagnosis alone will never be enough for you...
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January 14, 2021 in

What Benefits are Available After a Heart Attack?

Suffering a heart attack is a major life-threatening event. You will likely be recovering from a heart attack for a significant period of time. While you are recovering, you are not going to be able to work. You may be asking yourself if you cannot work while in recovery, how are you going to...
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