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Does the Social Security Administration have a Listing for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

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To determine whether or not you are disabled, the Social Security Administration uses a five step sequential evaluation process. To determine whether you are disabled at step three, the Social Security Administration usually considers whether your impairment is severe enough to meet or equal a listing. The Social Security Administration has developed the listing of impairments for most common impairments but, unfortunately, the Social Security Administration has no listing for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. As a result, it cannot be found in the list of conditions at step three of the five step sequential evaluation. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t get...

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Neck and Back Injuries

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Chronic Pain from neck or back injury can make day to day living difficult. Your doctor may have told you that you can’t go back to work because of the tingling, numbness, reduced range of motion, and chronic pain that you have from your back or neck injury. If your back or neck injury is caused by: • Paralysis, • Herniated Disc, • Degenerative Disc Disease, • Fractured Vertebrae, • Ligament Damage, • Pinched Nerves and Sciatic Pain, • Chronic Debilitating Back and Neck Pain. And your disability is permanent or will keep you from working for twelve months, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. The...

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New Fibromyalgia Diagnostic Blood Tests for Social Security Disability Benefits

Over the last fifteen years people with Fibromyalgia have been told that Fibromyalgia  isn't real that it’s all in their head, and that they can simply go back to work. It takes an average of three to five years, according to the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy for someone with Fibromyalgia to get an accurate diagnosis. Unfortunately, there are still many doctors who remain skeptical that Fibromyalgia exists. Even the Social Security Disability Administration can make it difficult for those with Fibromyalgia to get the Social Security Disability Benefits they deserve. New Fibromyalgia Blood Test Fibromyalgia has, in the past, been thought to be a...

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Lupus and Your Rights to Long Term Disability Benefits

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May is Lupus awareness month! In celebration of this event, Lupus Disability Attorney Nancy Cavey wants to call attention to how those with Lupus can get the Long Term Disability benefits they deserve. Understanding Lupus It’s not easy to understand a disease that has varied symptoms. Long Term Disability carriers simply do not understand Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and tissue damage to the body. It can cause a mild skin rash, achy joints, or affect organs inside your body. Lupus is unpredictable and can appear and disappear and even change. Treatment of Lupus Most people with Lupus are treated by a...

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Celiac Disease and Your Rights to Long Term Disability Benefits.

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Celiac Disease is a permanent intolerance to wheat protein and related alcohol soluble proteins (prolamins) found in rye and barley. Celiac Disease can lead to an autoimmune disease, which can result in inflammation and malabsorption of critical vitamins, minerals and calories and eventually a long term disability. Signs and Symptoms of Celiac Disease These signs and symptoms can include: 1.) Diarrhea, 2.) Iron deficiency anemia, 3.) Lactose intolerance, There are also “non classical” symptoms, like abdominal pain, The key to confirming the diagnosis is a small intestinal biopsy, and your response to a gluten free diet. Because Celiac Disease is an autoimmune condition, you may have a long term disability...

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Osteoporosis and Your Right to Long Term Disability Benefits.

If you have purchased a Long Term Disability policy through your employer or on your own, you may be entitled to Long Term Disability Benefits, if your doctor has told you that you are unable to work as a result of Osteoporosis. How is Osteoporosis Diagnosed? A Bone Density Test is the only test that can diagnose Osteoporosis before broken bones appear. It can also, 1.) Predict your chance of breaking bones in the future, 2.) See if your bone density is getting worse or staying the same, Bone Density Tests The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends a Bone Density Test of the hip and spine using...

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Physician Support for Your Long Term Disability Claims! Crucial!

If you have purchased a Long Term Disability policy through your employer or on your own, you may be entitled to Long Term Disability benefits if your physician has told you that you are unable to work. Let’s be frank! A claim for disability benefits will never be approved without the support of your treating physician. Your doctor has to certify and document in your medical records you have restrictions and limitations that prevent you from working either in your occupation or any occupation. Nancy Cavey, A Nation Wide Long Term Disability Attorney, thinks it’s crucial that you provide your doctor with...

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New Article about Former Commissioners of Social Security Voicing Support for Disability Programs

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In a recent article from the Huffington Post, Donna Meltzer, the Immediate Past Chairperson, Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities; CEO, CEO of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, writes about how 8 former commissioners of the godomain Social Security are voicing their support for the disability programs we have. Read the article here:

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What is the Difference Between Social Security’s Definition and a Long Term Disability Definition of Disability?

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The Social Security Administration uses a five step sequential evaluation, the five step sequential evaluation asks whether or not you have engaged in gainful activity, whether you have a severe impairment, meet a listing, whether you can return to the work that you did in the past and whether you are capable of performing other work in the national economy based on your age, education and transferable skills. On the other hand, each long term disability policy has their own definition of disability that generally the [caption id="attachment_4936" align="alignright" width="298"] definition of disability[/caption] definition is the inability to engage in the material and...

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Secret Assignment of Social Security Judges

The Social Security Administration instituted a new policy in Summer 2011 in which the name of the Social Security Administrative Law Judge assigned to your case is withheld until the day of the hearing. This is new policy has made it difficult for Social Security Disability claimants and their attorneys to properly prepare their clients for a hearing. How so? Each Administrative Law Judge has: 1. Their own way of conducting a hearing 2. Their own way of viewing the evidence. Some Administrative Law Judges like Memorandums of Law before hearing while others want opening statements. This new policy is being investigated by the...

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