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How Reduced Productivity Can Increase Your Chances Of Getting Your Social Security Disability Benefits

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The Social Security Administration doesn’t make it easy for those who are disabled to get the Social Security benefits that you deserve.  However, if your productivity at work is reduced by 15 to 20% because of a physical medical condition, you have a good chance of getting your Social Security disability benefits. What Do I Have To Prove If My Productivity Is Reduced? You’ll have to prove that your medical conditions prevents you from doing substantial work on a continuous and sustained basis.  If you can prove that your medical condition has decreased your productivity by at least 15% of the accepted...

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How Reduced Concentration Persistence and Pace Can Improve Your Chance Of Getting Social Security Disability Benefits

How Reduced Concentration Persistence and Pace Can Improve Your Chance Of Getting Social Security Disability Benefits

One way to qualify for Social Security disability benefits is to prove that your medical condition prevents you from doing substantial work on a continuous and sustained basis.  If your medical condition has reduced your productivity by at least 15% of the acceptable level, you have a better chance of getting your Social Security disability benefits. Concentration, Persistence and Pace of Social Security Disability The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses the terms “concentration, persistence and pace” to describe a Social Security disability applicant’s ability to focus on their work and to maintain the concentration, persistence or pace required of their job.If your...

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Are You Entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits Because Of The Side Effects of Medication?

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t always make it easy for those who can’t do substantial work on a continuous and sustained basis to get the Social Security disability benefits they deserve.However, one way you can win your benefits is to prove that your medical condition has reduced your productivity by 15%.  If your side effects from medication that interfere with your productivity. You may be able to get your Social Security disability benefits. What SSA is Looking For In Your Medical Records SSA will be looking at your medical records to see if the medication you are taking causes significant side...

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Social Security Disability Applicant With Diabetes: Getting The Cooperation And Assistance From Your Doctor

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It’s crucial that your doctor support your claim for Social Security disability benefits.  You should lay the ground work with your physician as quickly as possible as that is the key to getting the disability benefits that you deserve.You should tell your doctor the symptoms you have as a result of your medical condition.  The more problems that you have functioning as a result of those symptoms the better.You or your attorney should give your doctor a Diabetes Residual Functional Capacity form to complete.  The Residual Functional Capacity form that will address the following:The objective basis of the diabetes diagnosis, The...

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Qualifying For Social Security Disability Benefits Because of Absenteeism

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t make it easy for those who are disabled to get the Social Security disability benefits that they deserve.  You have to prove that your medical condition prevents you from doing substantial work on a continuous and sustained basis.  One way that you can prove that your medical condition has reduced your productivity by at least 15% is to document that your medical condition causes frequent absenteeism from the work place.If you miss work because of medical appointments or the symptoms of your condition cause you to take at least two and, preferably, four days...

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How to Make Your Disability Insurance Company Pay Attention To Your Social Security Decision

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Many times long term disability policies require that the policyholder applies for Social Security Disability benefits (SSDB).  The policy will also provide that if you don’t apply for the benefits, the carrier has the right to reduce your disability benefits by what you or your dependent relatives would have received in your Social Security benefits.Once you are awarded benefits, the disability carrier will ask to be repaid any disability benefits and will reduce your benefits in the future. What Happens If They Ignore The Social Security Decision And Deny My Benefits? In the recent case of Melech v. Life Insurance Company of...

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What Every Disability Policy Holder Needs To Know About ERISA

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“ERISA” stands for the Employment Retirement Income Security Act that was enacted in 1974 as a result of the Jimmy Hoffa’s pension scandals.   The United States Congress wanted employers to provide to its employees a pension, health insurance, disability insurance and other employee benefits.  To make this insurance affordable, employers asked for legislative protection from being sued. See our practice area page about LTD ERISA Attorney. What Are The Legislative Protections of ERISA? Preemption If you have to file a lawsuit to get your benefits, it must be filed in Federal Court.  The ERISA statute preempts or prevents you from filing virtually all...

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Myasthenia Gravis And Your Long Term Disability Policy

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In the United States, it is estimated that 20 out of every 100,000 people will have MG. It occurs in all races, genders and at any age.Unfortunately, in MG there is as much as an 80% reduction in the number of these receptor sites because MG will destroy or block the receptor site. The immune system of a person who has MG will make antibodies against the receptor site which will destroy those sites more rapidly than the body can replace. As a result, muscle weakness will occur when the acetylcholine does not activate enough perception sites at the neuromuscular...

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Can You No Longer Work With Your Scleroderma

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The Scleroderma Foundation has recognized June as Scleroderma Awareness Month with annual awareness and fundraising events. What You Should Do If Your Doctor Has Told You That You Can No Longer Work As A Result of MG You may have purchased a disability policy on your own through your employer hoping you’d never need to apply for disability insurance benefits if you became disabled.Scleroderma in the United States is estimated to be 20 out of every 100,000 people and occurs in all races, genders and at any age.If your doctor has told you that you can’t work anymore as a result of...

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What Every Disability Policy Holder Needs to Know About a Form Selection Clause And Insurance

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Many disability insurance companies will write their insurance policies to provide that any claim or action has to be filed in a specific district.For example, it could be a district court that is not particularly favorable to ERISA disability policy holders.The general rule is that a “form selection” clause in the disability plan or policy will govern where a lawsuit should be filed. What If There Isn’t Form Selection Clause In My Disability Policy? Under the Federal Rules of Procedure, the court will look to a number of factors including where the principal place of business the disability insurance company is located...

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