Medical Expert Testimony at Social Security Disability Hearings
In a Social Security Disability benefit hearing, a medical expert testimony can make a significant impact on the outcome of your case. In this article, we'll discuss what a medical expert is, their responsibilities, and why a judge may require their testimony. We'll also cover what to expect when a medical expert testifies and...Continue Reading
Social Security Disability Denial: Reconsideration Process, What You Need to Know
Unfortunately, social security disability denial is all too common after going through the application process and appearing before an administrative law judge. Although receiving a negative outcome is frustrating after waiting so long, hope is not lost. In fact, it's not uncommon for those previously denied to eventually receive benefits. This article will explore...Continue Reading
What happens when a person dies before receiving Social Security Disability benefits?
Sadly, it is not uncommon for a person who has applied for Social Security Disability Benefits to pass away during the process before a determination is made on his or her claim. Unfortunately, the process for receiving approval for benefits is very lengthy and involves extended wait times. The majority of individuals require a...Continue Reading
Is it easier to get approved for disability benefits over 50?
Social Security Disability benefits over 50 have a reputation for being very difficult to get approved for. Unfortunately, there is a lot of truth in this common conception. However, there are some circumstances where the rules are a bit more favorable for approval. One particular circumstance is when a person is over the age...Continue Reading
How Your Social Security Work History Impacts Disability Benefits
Many individuals develop medical conditions that begin to interfere with the type of work that they are used to doing. For example, people who have physical jobs may develop spinal conditions which cause back pain and make it difficult to continue with their normal work. Another example is people who have jobs which require...Continue Reading
Social Security Disability for Back Pain
One of the most common unfortunate ailments of Americans, especially as one begins to get older, is back pain. Back pain can occur due to a number of different causes, but one very common reason for back pain is degenerative disc disease. This more commonly occurs after the age of 40, but the level...Continue Reading
Social Security Disability benefits for Conversion Disorder
What is conversion disorder? Conversion disorder is a mental health condition which causes physical symptoms. It is also referred to as “functional neurologic disorder.” This disorder features nervous system symptoms that cannot be explained by a neurological disease or other medical condition. A person with conversion disorder may experience blindness, paralysis, or other nervous...Continue Reading
How do I pick my Alleged Onset Date?
Often when filling out an application for Social Security Disability benefits, people are unsure what to write down when asked to indicate the date they became disabled. This can be challenging especially when someone has suffered from a health condition for a long time, including while the person was still working. To understand what...Continue Reading
Social Security benefits for Hidradenitis Suppurativa disability
What is hidradenitis suppurativa? Hidradenitis suppurative (HS) is a long term condition that causes painful scarring and abscesses on the skin. Typically the scarring and abscesses develop in areas where the skin rubs together, such as the armpits, buttocks, groin, and breasts. The abscesses may spread to the inner thighs, waistband, and nape of...Continue Reading
Social Security Disability Benefits for Lymphedema
Lymphedema is swelling that occurs in various parts of the body. This swelling occurs when there is a problem affecting the lymphatic system. The swelling is due to a build-up of lymph fluid in the body. The affected swollen tissue has an accumulation of fluid which is rich in protein and is usually drained...Continue Reading