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What You Can Expect If You Meet With Our Firm: No Miracles, Just Hard Work!

First, we will not promise you miracles or that we can win your case. We will promise that our firm will do the best possible job. Our hard work will provide you with the best there is in legal assistance to do all that is possible to obtain your Social Security Disability benefits. We will thoroughly investigate your case, obtain your medical records, and develop the medical and/or vocational evidence to make sure that your story is fully and accurately presented to the Social Security Administration. We will contact your physicians and asked them to complete and sign the appropriate Residual Functional...

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How We Will Work Together

First I will review the facts of your case with you, ask you questions, and discuss your options. Once I have a clear understanding of your case, I will give you an opinion, including the chance of winning, what must be done to accomplish this and what problems we might have with your case. All cases are different, so my opinion will be based on what I think your best avenue of attack will be under the specific facts and circumstances of your case. I will explain your Social Security Disability rights to you, together with your obligations as a...

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Our Personal Guarantee – The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey

I have no knowledge about the facts of your case. While there is a crystal ball on my desk, there is no way I can make a guarantee about the outcome of your case. I will, however, guarantee you that I will invest our time, resources, and abilities in your case. That is our commitment to you. I will strive to do everything we can do to assist you in avoiding the pitfalls of the Social Security system in order to allow you to secure your disability benefits. The Social Security Disability claims process can be draining, both emotionally and intellectually,...

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Your Greatest Enemy Is Delay!

If you are disabled and believe that you qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must start the application process as soon as possible and, if necessary, doggedly pursue all appeals. Keep in mind that the goal is to obtain benefits that will allow you to meet your daily living expenses and provide you with access to quality health care. Remember, you are not asking for a handout! You're asking to receive the benefits that you have earned and are entitled too! If you do not know what you should do to get help, pick up your telephone and call our...

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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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