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Social Security Disability Benefits and Bone Cancer – Know Your Rights

Did you know that each year more than 2,000 people are diagnosed with bone cancer? Bone cancer begins in your bones and unfortunately can spread. One of the most common symptoms of bone cancer includes pain, unintended weight loss, fever and chills,  night sweats, fatigue, weakened bones that may lead to fractures.   A recent example of these symptoms is a golfer that was golfing and in the middle of his swing, his forearm broke. Diagnostic studies showed that he had bone cancer, which led to his fracture. Fortunately, he was able to receive treatment and is on the road to recovery. If...

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The Social Security Administration Doesn’t Want You To know About Getting a Social Security Disability Attorney

In a shocking new report entitled disability impairments on cases most frequently denied by the Disability Determination Services and subsequently allowed by the Administrative Law Judges #a-027-09-19083 (August 2010), revealed shocking news about the impact of having attorney representation and how that improves your chance of getting Social Security Disability benefits. For example, this study shows that disorders of the back, osteoarthritis, diabetes and disorders of the muscles and ligaments are the four most common denied claims at the initial claims stage and the request for reconsideration. This report shows that 91-94% of these claims were allowed were represented at...

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Understanding Your Doctors Response to Your Ability to Work in Your Social Security Disability Claim

Your treating doctor is never going to be asked whether or not you are able to work or not. The Social Security Administration doesn’t consider your doctor’s opinion one way or the other. What the Social Security Administration wants to know is your functional limitations. In other words, how much can you lift, how long can you stand, walk, or sit, unless or alternate positions with standing, sitting, walking? The key to winning a Social Security Disability case is establishing that your functional limitations are less than sedentary. Therefore, want counts in your medical records is your doctors opinions about your...

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When will you be eligible for Medicare?

Question: When will you be eligible for Medicare? Answer: If you receive Social Security Disability benefits you will get Medicare Part A and B after being on Social Security Disability benefits for 24 months. Social Security will automatically put you on Medicare and you should get a letter about that three months before your Medicare coverage starts. ...

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Make Sure Your Buyout Offer Doesn’t Destroy Your Long Term Disability Claim

Employers, in these difficult times, are offering their employees buy out packages. If you are applying for long term disability benefits, or your long term disability benefit claim has been denied, you should carefully read any buy out offer. Why? In the fine print there might be a clause that says that you are giving up any “ERISA claims”, that’s code word for short or long term disability claims. You will have to negotiate with your employer to exclude any ERISA claims from any buy out. It is important that you adamant about that particularly if you have a short or...

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Social Security Disability Benefits and Filing Your Income Tax Return

If you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits. Those benefits might be taxable, the first step in determining if your Social Security Disability benefits are taxable is to determine your “provisional income”. Provisional income is defined as the sum of any gross income earned, taxes on interest and one half of your Social Security Disability benefits. Yes, this is a math test. If you provisional income is greater than $25,000 for a single tax payer or $32,000 for a married tax flier jointly then up to 50% of the Social Security benefits are taxable. In other words, one half of your Social...

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Learn How Easy the Long Term Disability Mediation Process is with My Help

If you file a long term disability lawsuit in federal court, a federal judge will order you to attend what is called a mediation. A mediation is a crucial step in every long term disability claim because it is an opportunity for you and the long term disability insurance company to meet face to face to discuss your long term disability claim. In mediation, a neutral third party, called a mediator, will be in charge of this discussion. It is important that you remember that the mediator isn’t a judge and can’t make the parties do anything. However, the mediator’s real job is to...

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How often does the Social Security Administration review Social Security Disability awards to HIV patients?

How often does the Social Security Administration review Social Security Disability awards to HIV patients? Answer: Modern day anti-retroviral (ARV) therapy, can offer improve the health of HIV positive Americans. Since there is clinical improvement over a period of one to two years. The Social Security Administration appears to be reevaluating Social Security Disability recipients with HIV every three years to determine if there has been any improvement in their condition....

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You May Be Entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits if You Have Suffered a Stroke

Did you know that stroke is one of the leading causes of long term disability in the United States? Nearly one quarter of strokes occur in people under that age of 65, and surprisingly 55,000 more women a year than men have a stroke. This risk is increased in women over 30 who smoke and take high estrogen oral contraceptives. If you have suffered a stroke, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. To learn about the Social Security Disability claims process, you can order a complimentary copy of Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits. Strokes can happen to...

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Is the Social Security Administration going to revise the HIV disability requirements?

Is the Social Security Administration going to revise the HIV disability requirements? Are they going to revise it? We hope so! The Social Security Administration asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to review the criteria the Social Security Administration uses to evaluated HIV related Social Security Disability claims. IOM in a report, issued on September 20, 2010 says that HIV infection listings establish in 1993 are outdated and should be revised. IOM has made recommendations, which are currently be considered by the Social Security Disability Administration....

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