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Social Security Disability Benefits and Polysistic Kidney Disease

table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif"; }You may eligible for Social Security Disability benefits if you suffer from Polysistic Kidney Disease (PKD). PKD is a genetic disorder passed down through families. Unfortunately in PKD the kidneys are one of the most severely affected organs, but it also can cause cysts to develop in other parts of your body.It is also a common life threatening disease.If you or any of your family members suffer from PKD and are unable to work you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.At the law firm...

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Social Security Administration and Your Medical Records

table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif"; }The Social Security Administration is taking bids to development and/or use information technology to get electronic health records for people who are claiming Social Security Disability benefits.The Social Security Administration sends over 15 million requests per year for medical records to medical providers, and as we at Cavey and Barrett know, it can weeks or even months to get your medical records.The Social Security Administration is testing health information exchanges with facilities so that they can gather medical records electronically.At Cavey and Barrett, we hope that...

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Where are the Florida Local Social Security Hearing Locations?

table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Cambria","serif"; }The Florida local Social Security hearing locations are in:Tampa:4925 Independence Parkway, Tampa, Florida 33364-750Clearwater:SunTrust Building 601 Cleveland Street, Room 410, Clearwater, FL 33755Fort Myers:10100 Deer Runs Rd, Suite 210, Fort Myers, FL 33966Orlando:Glenridge Building, Suite 300, 3505 Lake Linda Dr., Orlando, FL 32817You can easily find directions to each of these locations at

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I’ve Just Gotten Notice that My Video is going to be Held by Video Conferencing: Do I Want to Do This?

table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Cambria","serif"; }Sharon Barrett, former Social Security Administration staff attorney, suggests that your case be heard in person by a judge in your home state and jurisdiction. That may result in some delay. At Cavey and Barrett we know that you have been waiting for quite some time to have your case heard by an administrative law judge. Nonetheless Sharon Barrett, a former Social Security Disability attorney, knows all the problems that can occur when you have hearing by video conferencing.It is Sharon Barrett’s experience that non-live hearings...

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I Have Applied for Social Security Disability Benefits: When Should I Hear Back from the Social Security Administration?

If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits, your claim is going to be sent to the state disability agency to make a medical determination about your entitlement to Social Security benefits. If your disability claim has been denied you such expect to receive a denial within 60 days.If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits and have not heard from the Social Security Administration within 60 days, immediately contact your local Social Security Disability office....

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Lupus and Your Social Security Disability Claim | Social Security Disability Lawyer

What: Lupus Disease Who: Social Security Disability ApplicantsOver 1.5 million Americans suffer from Lupus, which is a complex autoimmune disease. The body’s own defense system, the immune system, plots an aggressive attack on healthy tissues and organs including joints, heart, lungs, kidneys, skin and blood. This causes inflammation, pain, and a feeling that you have the flu all the time.Lupus symptoms can be flared by simple things such as being exposed to sunlight, smoking, hormonal changes or even stress. If you suffer from fatigue or joint pain, you might be suffering from Lupus and be...

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Do I have to pay income-tax on the long-term disability payments I receive?

Do I have to pay income-tax on the long-term disability payments I receive?The answer is yes If you are receiving long-term disability payments from an insurance plan that is paid by your employer.Typically, if you have paid your premiums, you only have to report to the IRS the amount you receive due to your employer's payment. At the Law Office of Cavey & Barrett, we can walk you through the process of achieving your Long Term Disability benefits. ...

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Is there a Good Book on Long Term Disability Policies for Florida Long Term Disability Policy Holders that You Would Recommend?

Is there a Good Book on Long Term Disability Policies for Florida Long Term Disability Policy Holders that You Would Recommend?Nancy Cavey, a Long Term Disability ERISA lawyer who practices in Florida, has written two free consumer guides. Robbed of Your Peace of Mind and The Smart Long Term Disability Consumer Guide For Preparing Your Statement and Field Visit, to help you understand terms you don't want to see in your insurance policy and the games that Long Term Disability carriers play in denying your claim.To get your FREE copies today, simply...

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