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Dementia And Your Rights To Social Security Disability Benefits

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Dementia is a broad term used to describe different brain disorders that can affect memory, thinking, behavior and emotion. One of the most common causes of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease but there are other causes including vascular disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and fronto-temporal dementia.Early symptoms of dementia can include memory loss, difficulty performing familiar tasks, problems with language and changes in personality.Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits and Dementia The Social Security Administration doesn’t always make it easy for those with Dementia to get the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve.It’s important that your medical records document the memory...

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What Every Prostate Cancer Sufferer Needs To Know About Social Security Disability Benefits

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Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate and is normally a slow growing tumor. However, once the prostate cancer spreads, it is dangerous and aggressive and can reach your bones, lymph nodes and lungs.Symptoms of Prostate Cancer Unfortunately, during the early stages of prostate cancer there are no symptoms and that’s why annual prostate cancer testing is critically important.Serious prostate symptoms can include:• Pain in the genital and pelvic area; • Blood in the urine or seamen; • Frequent urinary tract infections; • Unexpected weight loss; • Pain in the lower back or pelvic area; • Anemia; and • Fatigue.Many of the...

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What You Need To Know About The Appeals Council If Your Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied

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If your Social Security Disability claim is denied by the Administrative Law Judge you have a difficult decision to make. The Social Security Administration will give you 30 days to appeal to the Appeals Council or file a new Social Security Disability claim asking for benefits from the date of the Administrative Law Judge’s denial forward. By filing a new claim for Social Security Disability benefits you give up the back benefits from the time of your initial application until the time of the Administrative Law Judge’s decision. That can be a significant amount of Social Security benefits. On the...

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Can I Work And Still Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Maybe! It is possible to work part-time and not lose your Social Security Disability benefits but the answer depends on how much you earn and what kind of disability benefits you are receiving.If you’re receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and go to work, your SSI benefits will be reduced by $1.00 for every $2.00 you earn after the first $65.00 or ($85.00) if you have no other income. That means that you could earn so much working part-time but your SSI benefits would stop.Social Security Disability Benefits and Working (SSD) If you’re receiving Social Security Disability benefits and your earnings are...

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NOSSCR Commentary Article About SSDI Misconceptions

In a recent commentary article by NOSSCR, found here: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/215601-ssdi-the-truth-behind-media-and-political-mischaracterizations shows some misconceptions that the media may put out about SSDI. What are your thoughts about the article and the real truth behind it?Do you need help with your SSDI or have a question? SSDI Attorney Nancy Cavey has been practicing disability law for over 30 years. Give us a call today 727-894-3188....

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Stomach Cancer And Your Rights To Long Term Disability Benefits

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Did you know that stomach cancer is the 4th most common cancer worldwide and the 2nd leading causes of cancer deaths in the world?More than 10,000 American suffer from stomach cancer and 1 in every 114 men and women are at risk of this deadly disease!However, if you are diagnosed with stomach cancer, you should immediately apply for long term disability benefits.Stomach cancer signs and symptoms Early stage stomach cancer rarely causes symptoms and, as a result, detection is difficult. However, signs and symptoms of stomach cancer can include:1. Indigestion, heartburn or ulcer-type symptoms; 2. Difficulty swallowing; 3. Abdominal pain or vague discomfort...

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How You Can Lose Your Social Security Disability Case By Failing To Properly Fill Out The Work History Form

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When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits the Social Security Administration will send you a Work History Report Form SSA-369-BK. Unfortunately, the form doesn’t ask about job requirements that might be important in your case. That’s why it’s so very important for you to have a Social Security Disability attorney assist you in completing the forms and adding important information to the form.The five important areas in the Work History Report include:1. The estimate of hours and pay;2. The length of your employment;3. The skills required to perform your job;4. The physical requirements of your job; and5. The mental...

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Cognitive Dysfunction And Your Claim For Long Term Disability Benefits

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Long term disability carriers don’t make it easy for those who are disabled to get the long term disability benefits that they deserve. Long term disability carriers deny claims on the basis of:A. Lack of diagnostic criteria;B. No clinical connection with disabling medical condition; andC. No objective medical or self-reported symptoms and limitations.Cognitive Dysfunction Cognitive dysfunction is present in a number of medical conditions, including tinnitis, hearing loss, headaches and vertigo.Cognitive dysfunction isn’t evidence of a disability but it’s an important factor to consider in determining the disability. Courts require that long term disability carriers give attention to subjective complaints, assign...

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What Every Erisa Plan Holder Needs To Know About Plan Amendments

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If you employer offered you a disability policy, you may be covered by the Employer Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). ERISA governs both pension benefit plans and long term disability benefits. ERISA long term disability plans are amended for one reason or another. Amendments can be classified into two categories, substantive and procedural. Substantive and Procedural Plan Amendments If a benefit is changing or ending, this would be considered to be a substantive. However, if only appeal procedures such as deadlines for submitting an appeal or for decision-makers to make the final decision on a claim, that’s probably a procedural amendment.The general...

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Why Discovery Is Limited In Erisa Cases

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If you purchased a long term disability policy through your employer, your long term disability policy may be governed by the Employer Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).If you’re a long term disability policy holder whose benefits have been denied, you can challenge that denial in a federal court. However, you or your lawyer’s rights to conduct discovery and take the deposition of a claims adjuster, peer review doctors or others is generally limited.Why’s Discovery limited? The fundamental goal of ERISA is to provide a “method for workers and beneficiaries to resolve disputes over benefits inexpensively and expeditiously.” Accord Semien v. Life...

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