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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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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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