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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Your Social Security Disability Claim | SSD Attorney in Tampa

What: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Who: Social Security Disability Claim Applicants Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a common sleep disorder, but in severe cases is one that causes significant fatigue and impacts your ability to work. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Sleep Apnea can have the following effects if left untreated: Increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes Increase the risk for or worsen heart failure Make irregular heartbeats more likely Increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents You may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits because of severe sleep apnea. For more information regarding...

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No. 1 – Is the long-term disability carrier entitled to repayment because I got Social Security Disability benefits?

No. 1 - Is the long-term disability carrier entitled to repayment because I got Social Security Disability benefits? Have you read your long-term disability policy? Does it provide that future benefits can be withheld to recover any overpayment arising from a retroactive payment of benefits such as Social Security Disability benefits? In the case of White v. Coca Cola Corporation, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia upheld a provision in Coca Cola's long-term disability plan that allowed Coca Cola to withhold future benefits to recover a retroactive payment of Social...

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Common Disabilities: Facet Syndrome | Disability Attorney in St. Petersburg FL

Most people don’t know what facet syndrome is, but those that do know that it is a painful condition of the back due to an irritation of the facet joints. If you press either side of your spinal cord you will feel small joints in your back that connect the vertebrae above and below, the vertebrae allow for smooth movements of your spine. Arthritis, degenerative disease, or any injury can damage the inside lining or the ligaments around the facet joints. This causes severe debilitating back pain. It is not uncommon for facet injections...

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How can I get a decision faster when I apply for disability?

The Social Security Administration has their own schedule and works at their own pace. An attorney cannot make the Social Security Administration work at a faster pace or demand that you receive a decision. An attorney cannot control the speed in which you are scheduled for a Hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. What is important is that you send in the proper documentation filled out accurately and completely. At The Law Office of Nancy L. Cavey, we ensure that your documentation is complete and submitted in a timely manner. We will assist you filing for Reconsideration and will help...

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Disabled Veteran? Social Security Disability Claims | Pinellas SSD Attorney

Did you know that if you are wounded on active duty and are applying for Social Security Disability benefits there is a website at that provides fact sheets for disability claims for wounded warriors and how your Social Security Disability application can be expedited. There are also helpful links at Veterans Affairs websites. People in the military are entitled to the same Social Security Disability and survivor’s benefits as everyone else. If you have served in the military and have any questions about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits, contact Social Security Disability...

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What medical conditions are considerd disabling?

What medical conditions are considerd disabling? It is important that you understand how your disability insurance provider defines "disability." For some insurance carriers "disability" means that you are unable to perform your "own occupation." While other carriers define it as the inability to perform "any occupation." The burden is generally on you to prove that you cannot perform your "own occupation." It is also important for you to understand that policies change definitions after you have been recieving benefits for a fixed period of time. At Cavey and Barrett we will review your disability policy...

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Are You Unprepared for Your Social Security Disability Hearing?

If you choose to go it alone and don’t have an attorney represent you at the Social Security hearing you will simply have no clue about the Social Security Disability process, the reasons that your claim was denied in the past, the importance of obtaining and submitting updated medical records to the judge, and developing evidence that will help you win your Social Security Disability case. When an administrative law judge sees an unrepresented claimant who isn’t prepared, the judge is tempted to dispense with this case quickly, and with little effort...

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If my Long Term Disability claim is approved how much will I receive?

If my Long Term Disability claim is approved how much will I receive? You have to read your policy because that will tell you the percentage of the salary that you will receive. The fine print in the policy will tell you how your benefits are calculated and will probably have an offset provision that will reduce our benefits by the receipt of any other benefits paid to you. This can include Social Security benefits paid not only to you but to your dependents. It can include other government disability benefits such as Railroad Workers’...

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Can I collect Long Term Disability Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis?

Can I collect Long Term Disability Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis? While every long term/ERSIA disability policy is different, most polcies do cover multiple sclerosis if you can prove your are disabled from performing your own occupation. You will also probably be elgible for Social Security Disability benefits for your multiple sclerosis. If you have been denied long term disability or social security disability for multiple sclerosis, immediately contact Tampa Bay disability attorney Nancy Cavey. If you do not file your appeals timley, you can lose your rights to long term disability and Social Security. Answering these...

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