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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. FatigueYou 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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Florida UNUM Disability Claims | UNUM Disability Denial Facts

UNUM, headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the United State's largest provider of employer sponspred group disability benefits "providing benefits for 42% of today's Fortune 500" businesses. Unfortunately, it is our experience as Florida UNUM Disability Denial lawyers that UNUM does not deliver what it promises to those businesses who purchase group disability insurance for its employees. UNUM's website would have you believe that the "foucs is on recovery." Long term disabilty benefits from UNUM "can replace part of your income so you can focus on recovery instead of worrying about your ability to pay the bill." Unfortunately, as a Florida disability...

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Representing Hartford Disability Insurance Policyholders Denied Benefits | Hartford Disability Claims

The Hartford Financial Services was started in 1810. Hartford offers property and casualty insurance, life insurance, automobile insurnace, and workers' compensation insurance. Life insurance accounts for over 1/3 of their business. Hartford provides packaged group, short, long term disability, and life insurance benefits for employers. Employers want to do the right thing and offer their employee's group, life, health, and disability insurance. Hartford promises to "protect your income with disability insurance." Unfortunately, a lot of employers don't understand that price alone is not the way to pick a carrier. Hartford has a poor track record for paying short and long term disability...

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