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Multiple Social Security Disability Applications- No More

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The Social Security Administration used to allow multiple filings for benefits. That was important because if the Social Security Administration denied your application, you could file a new claim for benefits while waiting for your appeal to be heard. This made it possible that you could win your new claim before the time your appeal ran. That was important because it could take years for appeals to work their way through the Appellate process.Unfortunately, the new rules do not allow a person claiming disability to have two claims for the same type of benefits pending at the same time. As...

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Heart Disease and Your Entitlement to Social Security Disability Benefits

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You may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits as a result of cardiac disease. The Social Security Administration will use a Five Step Sequential Evaluation to determine your entitlement to benefits. At Step Three the Social Security Administration will evaluation whether or not you meet a listing.To meet a listing, your medical records must document Angiographic evidence of one of the following:1. 50% or more narrowing of a non-bypassed left main coronary artery 2. 70% or more narrowing of another non-bypassed coronary artery 3. 50% or more involving a long segment of a non-bypassed coronary artery 4. 50% or more narrowing of...

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Oscar Pistorius Disability Can’t Hold Him Down

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By now you probably have heard or atleast seen the man named Oscar Pistorius in relation to the Olympics. According to MSNBC, "Oscar Pistorius of South Africa (or Blade Runner, as he is also called) ran in the men’s 400-meter race in London over the weekend, making history as the first double amputee to compete in the Olympic games.""So what was the best moment of his race? Pistorius said that it was coming down the home stretch and "hearing the roar of the crowd and knowing that there were so many people behind me just made it that much more enjoyable, and will definitely...

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Macular Degeneration and Your Rights to Long Term Disability Benefits

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Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD), can effect apart of your eye called the Macula. AMD can make things look blurry or wavy and can even lead to a blind spot in your central vision.If you have an individual disability policy or group disability policy, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits for the loss of central vision from AMD.Millions of people over age 50 have vision loss from AMD and as a result are unable to focus on anything right in front of them. Obviously, not being able to focus makes basic tasks difficult or impossible. The loss...

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Osteoarthritis and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), amount 15 million adults have arthritis or related conditions such as osteoarthritis arthritis.Unfortunately, having osteoarthritis does not guarantee that you are entitled to disability benefits. Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint disease of the hands, knees, hips and spine. It primarily effects adults age 55 years or older.Physical therapy and medication can control the pain osteoarthritis but, joints in your hands, hips or knees become non-functional. Replacement surgery may be the only alternative.If your doctor has told you that you are unable to work as a result of osteoarthritis, you should...

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Arthritis and Depression and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention notes that there are 15 million adults who have arthritis or other related conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, or gout.A new national study shows that 1/3rd of people with arthritis also experience anxiety or depression. You may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits if you suffer from arthritis with anxiety or depression. The combination of physical or mental impairments are just one example of complex medical conditions that may entitle you to Social Security Disability benefits.The Social Security Disability benefits are a federally mandated disability insurance programs that operates separately from...

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You May be Entitled to Long Term Disability Benefits for Osteoarthritis

If you have purchased an individual long term disability policy or group disability policy and you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits if your condition is so severe that if prevents you from working.Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint disease of the hands, knees, hips and spine. It primarily effects adults age 55 years or older and is caused by a breakdown of cartilage in your joints.While physical therapy and medication can help control the pain, joint replacement surgery may be necessary when the joints in your hands, hips, or knees are damaged...

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What Does it Take to Collect Your Long Term Disability Benefits?

Long term disability attorney Nancy Cavey knows that disability carriers are notorious for delaying, denying and challenging your right to disability benefits. It takes persistence, experience and team work to get your long term disability benefits.From the moment that you file your disability claim, your carrier is looking for a reason to deny your disability benefits. One of the strategies that they employ is to use a disability guideline from a predetermined statistical duration after which you should be able to “return to work”. One of the leading guides long term disability carriers use is giving statistical guidelines.Long term disability...

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Controlling Diabetic Neuropathy and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

  Diabetic neuropathy is caused by high blood sugar that injures the nerves and blood vessels throughout the body. Diabetic neuropathy can cause tingling, constant burning in the feet or sharp pain or even extreme sensitivity to touch making standing on your feet unbearable. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, one of the most important things that you can do is keep your blood sugar as close as possible to your daily and long term targets. Four other ways that you can help control diabetic neuropathy include: 1.      Controlled blood pressure; 2.      Stop smoking; 3.      Stay active; 4.      Slim down. There are also prescription medications available...

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What’s the two step ERISA claim’s process?

What’s the two step ERISA claim’s process? Under ERISA, you have the right to file a claim for disability benefits and provide a disability carrier with information about your claim.If your plan administration denies your claim, you have 180 days to appeal. That can make all the difference between getting and losing your ERISA benefits.You must complete the appeal before filing a lawsuit. If your ERISA long term disability claim is denied, contact disability attorney Nancy Cavey who can explain to you your rights to long term disability benefits. Do not wait to learn about your options, contact us today before...

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