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Early Onset Alzheimer’s and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

The early onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are devastating. These diseases progress rapidly and impact Americans between the age of 50 to 65. People don’t recover from these diseases yet the Social Security Administration has never fast tracked early onset of Alzheimer’s. In October of 2008 the Social Security Administration began a compassionate allowance program. This provides for the quick processing of disability claims for Social Security Disability applicants with medical conditions that are so severe by definition that they would be entitled to Social Security benefits. You can learn more about the Social Security compassionate allowance program at Commissioner...

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Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits For My Lifetime Or Will They Be Cut Off?

There is absolutely no guarantee that you will continue to receive Social Security Disability benefits for your lifetime. Your Social Security Disability benefits could be suspended or even terminated if there is an improvement in your medical condition or you return to work. Most Social Security Disability claimants will typically have their benefits continued after a continuing disability review which are done approximately every 3 years. If you feel that you are able to work in some capacity the Social Security Administration won't penalize you. You can attempt a trial work period of time, where you can work for nine months with...

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What You Need to Know about Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and Your Social Security Disability Claim

Do you have a claim for Social Security Disability and suffer from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) ? Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a painful condition that usually affects the upper or lower extremities. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy pain is severe, burning, sharp and the effected area are extremely sensitive to touch or even temperature changes with the skin turning blue. This is a progressive disease, which means you must have aggressive and early treatment to stop or slow the progression of the disease process. Pain specialists can provide medication that can even block the nerves that interrupt the pain signals reducing your pain...

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Lupus and Your Social Security Disability Claim

Over 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 eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The Law Offices of Nancy L....

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Social Security Disability Backlog in Florida

The Social Security Administration reports that the national average processing time for a Social Security Disability decision is now 442 days, which is down from 514 in September 2008. While the Social Security Administration had attacked the disability backlog issue, applicants who live in Florida wait an average of twenty months for a hearing. Our local congressional representatives have been instrumental in adding staff to the Tampa Bay Social Security offices and a new hearing office in St. Petersburg. We, at The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey, commend them for their efforts. ...

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Why Spinal Cord Injury Sufferers May Be Entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating. The spine delivers commands from the brain to the rest of the body. The location of the spine injury will determine how severe the injury might be. For example, Christopher Reeves became a quadriplegic as a result of being thrown from a horse. He had suffered from paralysis in his arms and legs and had to use a ventilator. Because he was unable to walk, he had to use a wheel chair. A partial spinal injury can occur when the spinal cord is still able to deliver some of the information from the brain to...

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Your Social Security Disability Claim

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a common sleep disorder, but in severe cases is one that causes significant fatigue and impacts your ability to work. You may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits because of severe sleep apnea. For more information regarding your rights to Social Security Disability benefit and sleep apnea, contact attorney Nancy Cavey. ...

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Sleep Resources for MS Social Security Disability Patients

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has a wealth of information regarding MS, including information on treatment, medication, and good common practical advice on dealing with MS. Some of the resources for MS and sleep deprivation are “You Can Get the Sleep You Need” and “Sleep Disorders and MS”. You can visit the National MS Society at for more information. ...

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If You Don’t Know How to Choose the Right Social Security Attorney You’ll Hate Yourself Later When Your Social Security Disability Claim is Denied

You need to work closely with a Social Security Disability attorney to get the Social Security Disability benefits you are entitled to. But, before you hire a lawyer you need to know how to choose the right lawyer for your Social Security Disability case. If you don’t, you’ll hate yourself later and you’ll lose your claim. The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey suggest that you do the following things: 1. Look at the lawyers website to determine whether there is helpful information about the Social Security Disability claims process. Does this website educate you or is all about the lawyer? 2. When...

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Do You Know the Mistake You Can Make in your Multiple Sclerosis Social Security Disability Claim by Not Understanding the Impact of an MS listing?

Receiving Social security Disability benefits if you suffer from multiple sclerosis can be difficult. However, there is a Social Security “listing” 11.09 that directly addresses entitlement of Social Security Disability benefits if you have multiple sclerosis. You must have a clear diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. More importantly, the Social Security Administration considers four factors in determining whether or not you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. It’s important that your medical records document the following: 1. Fatigue You must show that you have muscle weakness as a result of repetitive activity. You may be able to do work like physical activity for a short amount...

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