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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 infographicEmbed 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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Asthma and Your Long Term Disability Claim

You’ve bought a long term disability policy to protect your occupation and if your physician has told you that you are unable to work as a result of asthma, you should apply for long term disability benefits.[caption id="" align="alignright" width="224" caption="Asthma"][/caption]Asthma is a chronic lung disease, characterized by wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing.In asthma your airways, which are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs become inflamed and swollen. As a result, they narrow which makes it more difficult for airflow to get your lungs.Asthma can’t be cured. However, there are many medications that...

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Little Known Facts About Asthma and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

Asthma is a chronic lung disease which causes wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing.Unfortunately, people with asthma have extra sensitivity to certain substances such as allergens, including dust, mold and pets, exercise, infection and cold air.Did you know that 34% of the American population suffers from asthma? Medication for asthma is directed at controlling the airway inflammation and your doctor may prescribe inhaled medications that act on your airways, surfaces and muscles. Getting medical care for your asthma is crucial and you should be working closely with your doctor to control your asthma.If your physician has told you...

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See How Easily You Can Get Social Security Disability Benefits for a Curvature of the Spine

Curvature of the spine includes a number of medical conditions. These include, scoliosis, kyphosis, and kypho-scoliosis. All of these conditions result in restrictions on your ability to walk, perform tasks in certain positions, and even can result in impairment of your heart and lung function.There is not a specific listing in the Social Security Administrations blue book of impairments and, as a result, most Social Security Disability awards for scoliosis, kyphosis, and kypho-scoliosis  are based on steps four and five of the five step sequential evaluation.At step three the Social Security Administration will determine whether or not you are capable...

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Heart Disease: Understand How The Social Security Administration Evaluates These Claims

Did you know that the term heart disease covers a number of different medical conditions? The Social Security Administration has a listing of impairments under heart disease that covers the following cardio vascular conditions:Hypertensive heart disease Ischemic heart disease Coronary Artery Disease Arthemias Congenital heart disease Peripheral Artery Disease Valvular heart disease Heart transplants Chronic heart failure CardiomyopathyIf you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions and your physician has advised that you are unable to work, you should immediately apply for Social Security Disability benefits.The Social Security Administration will evaluate your heart disease claim using the five step sequential evaluation. If you have a heart disease that...

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The Secret to Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Osteoarthritis

Did you know that osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and is characterized by a progressive deterioration of the cartilage that lines your joints. That will cause your bones to rub against each other. Ouch, that can be very painful. Osteoarthritis effects weight bearing joints such as knees, backs and hips.Your doctor may diagnose you as having osteoarthritis based on your physical examination, history of your symptoms, and x-rays.Your doctor may prescribe painkillers, anti-inflammatory and other medications, including injections to help you with your pain and improve your flexibility. Unfortunately, many people suffer from side effects of anti-inflammatory...

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