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Continuing Disability Statements and Your Rights to Long Term Disability Benefits: The Introduction

You may have received a phone call or letter from your long term disability carrier advising that they want to take “a continuing disability statement”, they may even come to your house to attempt to take the statement which I strongly discourage. The introductory part of the continuing disability statement will include:1. The agreement that the interview site is an agreeable location 2. Identify who is present and their relationship, if any, to you 3. The day’s date and time 4. Your acknowledgement that the interview is going to be recorded and your agreement to the same 5. Questions as to whether you are...

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Amending the Social Security Disability On Set Date

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When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, one of the most important dates is what is called the on set date.Generally, the correct on set date is based on medical facts. That means if you were involved in an accident, the date of the accident might be the date of the on set if you were disabled and unable to work as of that date. On the other hand, the on set date might be the date that your doctor told you that you were unable to work.Sometimes, the Administrative Law Judge will offer a “deal” at a Social...

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Parkinson’s and the Social Security Disability Grids

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The Social Security Administration uses at five step process to determine whether or not a Parkinson’s disease patient qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits. At Step 4 of the 5 Step Sequential Evaluation, the Social Security Administration will determine whether you have the ability to perform work that you have done in the past despite your Parkinson’s disease. If the Social Security Administration finds that you can do you past work then your benefits are denied. However, if you can’t do your past relevant work then the Social Security Administration will proceed to the fifth and final step.At Step 5,...

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Tamoxifen and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

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Breast cancer patients take the drug Tamoxifen which can cut your chances of having the disease return. However, there are some side effects of Tamoxifen which can cause neurological side effects including tingling and numbness of your fingers and hands. If you suffer from neurological problems as a result of taking chemotherapy drugs, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration doesn’t always make it easy for those who are disabled to get the Social Security Disability benefits that they deserve as a result of chemotherapy and Tamoxifen that you may be taking as apart of...

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Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund — Application Deadline February 28, 2013

It's that time of year again! The applications for the Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund must be received by February 28, 2013. The application is available on our website a purpose of Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund is to aid dependents or descendants of workers who were injured or killed in the course and scope of their employment and who received benefits under the Florida Workers' Compensation Law. In addition, dependents of individuals who primarily work in the operation and/or administration of this same law are eligible to receive scholarships....

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The Initial Application for Short Term or Long Term Disability Benefits Can Make or Break Your Case

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Completing your initial application without consulting a disability attorney is a setup for failure. You should formulate a plan of attack for winning your long term disability claim before you willy nilly complete an initial disability application with hopes that your carrier will Fedex a disability check to you.Applications often contain vague questions that are misleading or will bait you into submitting incomplete information. Worse yet, having an irregular disability policy you don’t even know the standard proof you need to establish to show that your disabled as a result of your medical condition.You will also be asked to have...

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Don’t Let Your Personal Injury Claim Destroy Your Social Security Claim

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You may have been injured in an automobile accident or slipped and fell through no fault of your own. Did you know that you have the right to bring what’s called a personal injury claim against the person responsible for your injuries. A personal injury claim is a claim that you bring against the person who caused your injury or the insurance company. However, sometimes the medical evidence that is gathered during your personal injury claim can be harmful and even destroy your Social Security Disability claim.How can that happen? After you recover, your physician is going to be asked...

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Tricks Long Term Disability Carriers Will Use to Deny Your Claim for Disability Benefits

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Many long term disability carriers will use a paper review of your file conducted by its internal medical personnel to determine whether or not there is:1. An objective basis of your severe diagnosis.2. An objective basis for the restriction of limitations that have been assigned.3. A causal relationship between your diagnosis and or restrictions limitations in your inability to perform your own occupation.It is not unusual for long term disability carrier’s medical personnel to determine your records do not indicate an inability to return to work.Next weapon that long term disability carriers will use is a functional capacity evaluation to...

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Personal Injury Claims and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

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You might have been involved in a motor vehicle accident that has resulted in injury to you that prevents you from working. You can bring a personal injury claim against the person or the insurance company because of your injury.You may be entitled to collect both Social Security Disability benefits and sue for personal injury. Your personal injury benefits will not be used to reduce your Social Security Disability benefits.To learn more about your personal injury claim and your rights to Social Security Disability benefits, contact Tampa Bay Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey who can work with you and...

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