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SSA Quickens Social Security Disability Claims for Wounded Warriors

In a recent news article that can be found on the Army.mil website, the Social Security Administration plans to quicken the process for our Wounded Warriors to claim their Social Security disability benefits. This is helping those who are on active duty, receive their Social Security disability benefits a lot quicker then before. Even those in the military can apply for SSD benefits and receive them even while receiving military pay....

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If Your Doctor Has Diagnosed Heart Failure and You Are Taking Medications that Cause Side Effects You May Be Entitled to Long Term Disability Benefits

Many Americans who purchased long term disability benefits to protect them in the event that they are unable to perform their occupation. If you haven diagnosed with heart failure, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits. To help manage your heart failure you should: Monitor you weight. Take medication as directed. Limit your salt and sodium intake. Don’t smoke. Stay active. Your doctor may prescribe medications to help you with your conditions. Usually these medications are ace inhibitors, diuretics, glycosides, angiotensin receptor blockers and beta blockers. Unfortunately, these medications can cause significant side effects which impair your ability to work. If your physician has told...

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Learn How You May Be Entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits for Reflux Sympathetic Dystrophy

Did you know that reflux sympathetic dystrophy, know as RSD, is a painful, chronic, muscular skeletal condition. While the Social Security Administration does not have a “listing” in the impairment listing manual you can, none the less, win Social Security Disability benefits if you have reflux sympathetic dystrophy. How do you do that? You need to focus on your functional limitations. So, for example, if you have problems with fatigue, brain fog, loss of muscle strength, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. However, your medical records need to be full of examples of your problems of functioning...

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I lost my group insurance, how do I get medical treatment while I am waiting for my Social security Disability decision?

At Cavey and Barrett we know that getting medical treatment is crucial to your recovery and to your Social Security Disability claim. You can receive health care from your county health department at the following organizations: 1. Pinellas County 2. Hillsborough County 3. Sarasota 4. Citrus County 5. Hernando County 6. Polk County ...

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Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits and Vision Loss

The Social Security Disability system does provide for the payment of Social Security Disability benefits for vision loss. The Social Security Administration has created a “listing book” which creates criteria for a number of known impairments. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration really does not have any listings that specifically address low vision loss, mass immaculate degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. There is a listing 2.02 which involves visual accueil which is similar to vision loss. However, most people who are entitled to Social Security Disability as a result of vision loss are approved at steps four and five of the five step Social...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

Did you know that rheumatoid arthritis can often effect the joints in your hands, wrists, feet, knees, ankles, shoulders, neck, jaw and elbows? Pain is caused by inflammation of the lining of your joints which will cause you pain, stiffness, redness and swelling. Unfortunately, this can lead to changes in your joint lining which, over time, will cause the effected joint to lose its shape and alignment. The end result is joint pain, loss of movement and deformity. If you have rheumatoid arthritis of a major weight bearing joint, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Apply immediately! If...

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The Hidden Facts of Disability Infographic

From time to time, the overwhelming statistics of disability in the United States can be shocking. Below you will find an infographic by our law office to help demonstrate the statistics of disability you might not have known. Be sure to share it with your friends, to get the word out about how disability can effect everyone in your life. Hit the share button to post it on Facebook , Twitter , or other social media sites. You will find the buttons below the infographic. To Share this infographic Embed this infographic on your own site: [Source: Law Office of Cavey & Barrett] This...

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Social Security Disability and Your Rights to Disability Benefits as a Result of a Stroke

If you have suffered a stroke, you may have cognitive problems, motor function difficulties and problems with speech or communication. The Social Security Administration uses a five step sequential evaluation to consider every Social Security Disability application involving stroke victims. At step three of the five step sequential evaluation, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits if you meet a listing. Did you know that stroke is considered under 11.04 Central Nervous System Vascular Accident? The Social Security Administration requires the following: 1. Stroke residuals will be evaluated at least three months following a stroke. 2. You must demonstrate: a. ineffective speech or...

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