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Times Are Tough but Newt Gingrich Thinks that the Uninsured Should Get Health Care Through Charity

Times are tough in America because of our difficult economic condition and many Americans rely on the safety net of the Social Security Disability benefits and Medicare. In an interview with Wolf Blitzer on September 13, 2011, Newt Gingrich said that “uninsured Americans should receive health care through charity organizations and ‘free clinics’ rather than government sponsored programs.” [caption id="" align="alignright" width="188" caption="Picture from"][/caption] Politicians need to remember that Medicare isn’t charity and if you have paid into the Social Security Disability system and you are disabled, you have the legal right to get Social Security Disability benefits and Medicare. The Social Security...

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Bad News for Social Security Disability Applicants Who Have Been Denied Their Benefits

The Social Security Administration has made it tougher for Social Security Disability applicants who have denied to get their Social Security Disability benefits while their denial is being appealed. Social Security has enacted SSR 11-1p which changes Social Security’s policy that allowed an applicant that was denied to file a new claim while the denial was appealed. You are going to have to chose between continuing with the administrative appeal or filing a new application, you can’t do both. That’s bad for disability applicants who have been denied because you have to wait out the appeal process. That means that you are going...

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What Every Social Security Disability Applicant Should Know About the Three Stages of a Social Security Claim

If you have a medical condition that has caused you to become disabled, you should file for Social Security Disability benefits. An application for Social Security benefits can be submitted online through the Social Security Administration website, you can even in person to the local Social Security information office. You are going to be asked questions about your age, education and type of your prior employment. At the initial application stage, the Social Security Disability claim’s processor is going to determine what job you can perform based on your current functional abilities and the skills that you learned at your jobs. 70%...

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Insider Secrets About the Social Security Disability Claim’s Process in the Tampa Bay Area

We have been hard hit in the Tampa Bay Area with losses of jobs and layoffs. Unfortunately, some of the first people to be laid off are the working disabled. Their employer may have been able to accommodate their physical or psychiatric problems but when times get tough for employers and first to lose their jobs can be the disabled. A number of Floridians seeking Social Security Disability benefits has increased over 50%. This year and nearly 157,000 in Florida sought Social Security Disability benefits according to the Social Security Administration. Statistics show that almost 2/3rd of those who have applied were...

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The ABC Formula for Having Your Doctor Fill Out a Residual Functional Capacity Form

If your physician has told you that you are unable to work as a result of a disabling medical condition, you should immediately file for Social Security Disability benefits. But, a letter from your doctor simply stating that you are disabled and no longer able to work is not going to cut it. A residual function capacity form can make or break your disability case. What’s the secret behind a residual functional capacity form? This form answers the question about your ability to engage in normal activities despite medical or physical conditions. Some common questions about how long you can sit,...

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Cholesterol Management and Your Cardiovascular Health

When a severe medical condition such as cardiovascular disease results in disability, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if you are unable to work. A report from a nutritional outlook reveals that over half of the adults in the United States have high or elevated cholesterol which can lead to cardiovascular disease. The trends found by Innova Market Insights show that Americans have spent $11 billion on food with heart health claims like “cholesterol free” and “reduced cholesterol” since 2008. Many of those products are bakery and cereal or dairy products. Fat enriched foods have become part of the American...

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Gene Therapies Trained to Kill Cancer

In a bold new experiment at the University of Pennsylvania, doctors removed a billion of William Ludwig’s T-Cells. T-Cells are white blood cells that fight viruses and tumors. The T-Cells were given new genes that were programmed to attack his cancer. The altered cells were then dripped back into Mr. Ludwig’s veins and, after a few weeks, his leukemia was gone. According to an article in the New York Times: Science Times there was “no trace of it anywhere, no leukemic cells in his blood or bone marrow, no more bulging lymph nodes on his CT scans.” This treatment was described...

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Chronic Pain and Payment for Lost Wages

If you have paid into the Social Security Disability system and your doctor has told you that you are unable to work as a result of chronic pain, you may be entitled to payment for lost wages in the form of Social Security Disability benefits. Did you know that chronic pain differs from acute pain? Chronic pain lingers long after an injury has healed. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, headaches, low back pain and joint pain are the most common causes of chronic pain. Pain is real even though it can’t be seen, felt or heard by...

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When Pain Makes You Unable to Work, We Show You How to Get Your Long Term Disability Benefits

Pain can be a monkey on your back that prevents you from working. You might have pain as a result of chronic migraines or a herniated disk that causes back or leg pain. There are an estimated 160 million sufferers of chronic pain in the United States according to the Institute of Medicine. If your doctor has told you that you are unable to work as a result of chronic pain, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits. You can learn all about the long term disability claims process and your rights to wage payments by ordering your...

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If Chronic Migraines Make it Impossible for You to Work, We Can Explain Your Rights to Long Term Disability Benefits

If a chronic migraine situation results in disability, and you are enrolled in a group or individual long term disability policy, you may qualify to receive lost wages under the long term disability system. Did you know that the ratio of women to men suffering severe pains from migraines is two to one? It is important that you set realistic expectations with your doctor about treatment outcomes. There might not be a cure to your migraine headache and physicians will work with you to find the right treatment regimen that will make you more functional. If your physician doesn’t think you...

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