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When Pain Makes You Unable to Work, We Show You How to Get Your Social Security 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 Social Security Disability benefits. You can learn all about the Social Security Disability claims process and your rights to wage payments by ordering your free,...

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Delays in Critical Care After Heart Attack Are a Matter of Life or Death

If you have purchased a disability plan through a private insurer or have coverage through an employer, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits if you suffered from a heart attack. Researchers at Duke University reported that when heart attack victims are taken to hospitals that aren’t equipped to perform life saving procedures, the victim should be transferred to another hospital within 30 minutes. Yet, a new study found that only one in ten patients is transferred in time. The researchers found that the patients whose transfers were delayed were more likely to die- in fact 6% of those who...

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Cardiac Implant Infection Increase

According to the Journal of American Cardiology, the incidence of infections in implantable cardiac devices has tripled since 1993. If you had an infection after a cardiac implant that results in you being disabled, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits if you purchased a disability policy from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology report, indicated that the reasons for the increase in infections after a cardiac implant aren’t clear, but “a recipient’s agent current health may be a factor”August 30, 2011 Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Consulting...

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18,000 New HIV Cases in the United States

If you are unable to work as a result of HIV, you may qualify to receive long term disability benefits if you have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer who had coverage through an employer. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported in a three year campaign intended to expand HIV testing and get people in to treatment, revealed more than 18,000 adults who were new to learn that they were infected. According to Kevin Fenton, Director of CDC AIDS Prevention Center “an estimated 240,000 Americans- a fifth of the nearly 1.2 million living with HIV- don’t know...

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Chocolate and Your Heart

If you suffer from a heart condition that results in disability, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits if you purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through your employer. A recent report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), showed that “high levels of chocolate consumption are associated with a significant reduction of the risk of certain cardiovascular disorders”. The report revealed that “eating chocolate was linked to low rates of stroke, coronary artery disease, blood pressure and other cardiovascular conditions”. Unfortunately, there was no beneficial effect for the risk of heart failure or...

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The Secret to Getting Your Social Security Disability Benefits for Chronic Kidney Disease

Did you know that there are four main risk factors of chronic kidney disease: Diabetes High blood pressure Age over 60 A family history of disease If you have any of these risk factors you should have a test of kidney function once a year, including a blood test called aGFR. As kidney disease progresses, you may develop the symptoms like changes in urination; swelling in your legs, ankles, feet, hands or face; fatigue; skin rash and itching; a metallic taste in your mouth; nausea and vomiting; shortness of breath; feeling cold even though it’s warm; dizziness and trouble concentrating; back or leg pain. If your doctor...

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MetLife Caught for a Third Time

Federal law makes it illegal for insurers, like MetLife, to make undisclosed payments to brokers who played an important role in helping insurance companies win contracts to provide long term disability policies to employees of major US businesses. In April 2010, MetLife admitted to the US Attorney’s Office in San Diego that it had violated that Federal Law by paying a broker more than $5 million between 1999 and 2005. MetLife entered in to a settlement with the US Attorney’s Office in San Diego and admitted that they had been tipped in advanced about the bid, the agreement didn’t name the broker...

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Nucynta ER Has Been Approved for Treatment of Chronic Pain

If you suffer from chronic pain, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Chronic pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States and Jansen Pharmaceuticals has announced that Nucynta ER (tapendidole extended release) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat moderate to severe chronic pain in adults. The most common side effects were nausea, constipation and dizziness and the extended release formulation will be of great benefit to chronic relief sufferers regardless of the side effects. Almost one third of Americans have chronic pain at some pain in their lives and it’s...

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What is SSDI?

What is SSDI? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), provides cash assistance to people who have paid into the Social Security system long enough to earn what is called quarters of coverage. If your work history qualifies you for Social Security Disability benefits, you will be entitled to monthly benefits which will vary in amount based on your prior income. You will also be eligible for Medicare benefits once you have been on SSDI for two years. Need help with your Social Security Disability claim? Contact us today at 727.894.3188 to discuss your claim.  ...

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Diagnosing Celiac Disease and Social Security Disability Claims

Social Security Disability is a federal insurance program that was established in 1954. It provides monthly benefits for people who have worked in the past, pays Social Security tax and are unable to work for a year or more because a medical condition. The diagnosis of celiac disease involves three steps: An examination. Your physician will take a medical history from you and include information about your symptoms and your emotional state. Your doctor will perform a physical examination to check for and list emaciation, hypertension, high blood pressure, dermatitis, easy bruising, bone scan, mucus membrane changes, vitamin deficiency, loss of sensation in the...

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