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Social Security Benefits Entitlement | Know Your Claim

To be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits, you have to have medical evidence. That includes evidence of your physical and/or mental problems and your functional restrictions and limitations. Your complaints of pain are not good enough for the Administrative Law Judge to award Social Security Disability benefits. Therefore, at The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey, your St. Petersburg Social Security Disability benefits lawyers, we suggest that you regularly treat with a physician to establish your physical and/or psychiatric impairment and restrictions and limitations. If you have lost your medical insurance, we suggest you seek out a county facility...

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Tampa Bay Area Social Security Disability Attorneys Denied Information and Listings of Impairments

As we previously explained in earlier posts the Social Security Administration uses a five step evaluation process to determine whether or not you are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration, Step 3, determines whether or not you have an impairment. The Social Security Administration publishes a list of impairments “Disability Evaluation under Social Security.” The listing of impairment book is blue and is commonly referred to as the “Blue Book.” The listing of impairment Blue Book contains listings of over 100 physical and/or mental impairments recognized by the Social Security Administration to be potentially disabling. The listing in the Blue...

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Four Tips To Win Your Social Security Disability Claim | Tampa Bay Social Security Attorneys at The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey | Social Security Disability Claims | SSD Lawyers

At The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey, your Tampa Bay Social Security Disability Law Firm, we know that applying for Social Security Disability can be confusing and time consuming. There is alot of paperwork, calls and delay. Nancy Cavey, an attorney who represents people in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area in their Social Security claims, has Four tips that will help you win your Social Security Disability claim: Tip #1:  Never give up and appeal every denial. 60% of the initial applications are denied. The next step is to file a Request for Reconsideration and, unfortunately about 60% of the Request for...

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Prompt Passage of Economic Recovery Act Payment for 2010 Needed

From the SSA Website Press Release: With consumer prices down over the past year, monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for more than 57 million Americans will not automatically increase in 2010. This will be the first year without an automatic Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) since they went into effect in 1975. “Social Security is doing its job helping Americans maintain their standard of living,” Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security said. “Last year when consumer prices spiked, largely as a result of higher gas prices, beneficiaries received a 5.8 percent COLA, the largest increase since 1982. This year, in...

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Part Time Work and Entitlement to Social Security Disability Benefits

You are allowed to work while when filing for disability so long as your earnings do not exceed the years limit for what is call substantial gainful activity (SGA). However, you need to know, that working part time will cause Social Security Disability examiners to look at your case closely. They will be looking at the following issues: 1. Are you able to work more than the current amount of the hours being worked or are you working less than maximum yearly SGA because those hours were reduced either by your or by your employer? 2.If you are filing for disability on the...

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Social Security District Offices

The two Social Security Disability programs that you may be eligible for are Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB/SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). You may file your application online, in person at your local Social Security District Office (DO), or over the telephone (1-800-772-1213). It can take several hours to file an application. In addition to filing the application form for DIB and/or SSI, the claimant must complete the Adult Disability Report (SSA-Form 3368). The Social Security Administration (SSA) makes a technical determination as to which disability programs you may be eligible for and gathers the necessary documentation to complete your application....

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Three Keys to Getting Your Social Security Disability Benefits

At The Law Offices Nancy L. Cavey, your Tampa Bay Social Security Disability Attorneys, we think there are three tips that every Social Security Disability applicant should know and will help you with the Social Security Disability application process. Tip #1: Before you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, gather your medical records. Nancy Cavey, an attorney with many years of expereince, knows that you can help speed up the Social Security Disability process by getting your medical records personally and delivering them to the disability examiner. However, make sure that you keep a copy of all the medical records that you...

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Your Rights to Social Security Disability and Mesothelioma

Americans who work in mines, factories, insulation manufacturing, construction workers, chemical plant workers and ship builders may have been exposed to asbestos fibers which has led to the development mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the layers of cells called mesothelium, which cover most internal organs. Unfortunately, the common disease is plural mesothelioma, which affects the lining surrounding the lungs. The symptoms of plural mesothiolmia are shortness of breath, painful breathing, coughing, chest pain, lumps under the skin on the chest, unexplained weight loss and even a dry cough. Exposure to asbestos is the major cause of mesothelioma...

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Why Can’t My Doctor Simply Write a Letter Saying I am Disabled so that the Social Security Administration will Immediately Pay my Benefits?

Unfortunately, a lot of the Social Security Disability applicants ask their doctor to write a note saying that they are totally disabled and unable to work. The Social Security Administration simply isn’t going to except a note from your doctor stating that you are totally disabled. Why not? The Social Security Disability process consists of five steps which are outlined in The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey free consumer guide “Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits.” We believe that before you apply for Social Security Disability benefits you should make sure that your doctor supports your decision to file...

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