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If You Don’t Understand Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits as a Result of Obesity, You Will Hate Yourself Later

Did you know that obesity is linked to many health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke and cancer?Did you know that one in five adults is obese and suffers from at least one chronic medical condition as a result of that added weight?If you suffer from diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, or cancer you may entitled to Social Security Disability benefits if your physician tells you that you are unable to work. We specialize in Social Security Disability claims and obesity, give us a call today at 727-894-3188....

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Breast Cancer and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

We were all recently moved by Elizabeth Edwards posting before her untimely death that was a result of breast cancer.If you have been recently diagnosed as having breast cancer, you may not be able to continue with your normal work activities. If your physician believes that you will be out of work for at least a year, you should immediately apply for Social Security Disability benefits.Facing the diagnosis of breast cancer can be devastating and your attention is, rightfully, focused on getting the right treatment for you. However, it is important that you also apply for Social Security Disability benefits...

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USA Today Reports Yoga Improves Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

A study of women who suffer from fibromyalgia reveals that women who took a yoga class that met once a week for eight weeks reported that the two hour yoga class resulted in:Decreased pain Decreased fatigue Decreased tenderness Improved Anxiety Better sleep Beet moodIf you are a fibromyalgia sufferer you might consider enrolling in a yoga class.Cavey and Barrett specialize in representing fibromyalgia sufferers in their Long Term Disability claim. Contact us today for more information about your fibromyalgia claim....

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What is Past Relevant Work in A Social Security Disability Claim?

Past relevant work and your Social Security Disability claim. Past relevant work is a term of art in the Social Security Disability world. What it means is that the work that you have done for the fifteen years prior to your application. If you can return to the lightest job you have held in the last fifteen years, your Social Security Disability claim will be denied! See how easily you can screw up your Social Security Disability application.You can make many mistakes in the initial Social Security Disability application but one of the most crucial involves your responses to questions...

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Best Social Security Disability Advocates in The Tampa Bay Area

There are many disability advocates and representative throughout the United States, but some have labeled themselves “Best Social Security Disability advocates” like Binder and Binder. Did you know however, that many Social Security Disability attorneys are not legally allowed to make that post because Bar Associations prevent them from describing themselves as “the best” or “aggressive” or even give statistics about their winning numbers. Companies like Binder and Binder, are Social Security Disability representatives, they are not attorneys! They are allowed to say whatever they want to say about their skills and abilities and aren’t subject to regulation like Social...

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If You Do Not Understand What is Going to Happen During Your Social Security Disability Medical Exam, You’ll Hate Yourself Later When Your Social Security Disability Claim is Denied

The Social Security Administration may ask you to go for what is called a “consultative exam” to determine whether or not your medical condition effects your ability to work.If you don’t understand what is going to happen during the Social Security Disability medical exam, you may make crucial mistakes.Here are five tips on what you should expect at your Social Security Disability medical exam:1. The physician who performs the Social Security Disability medical exam is paid by the Social Security Administration. That physician is supposed to be an independent physician, but unfortunately, it is not uncommon to see the same...

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Do You Know What Clues the Social Security Administration Left in the Notice of Denial Letter you Have Just Received?

Your physician told you that you are unable to work and you applied for Social Security Disability benefits thinking that, in your heart of hearts, the Social Security Administration would know that you are unable to work and grant you your benefits. Just imagine how you feel standing at the mailbox with a “Notice of Decision Letter” denying your claim for Social Security Disability benefits. Did you know that there are clues in that decision letter that will tell you why your claim was denied?Sharon Barrett, an experienced Social Security Disability attorney and former staff attorney in Tampa, knows what...

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What Social Security Disability Claim’s Examiners Want to See in Social Security Disability File Before They Will Grant Your Claim

In a recent report commissioned by the Social Security Administration, documents that the Office of Disability Determinations, who reviews the initial and request for reconsideration of every Social Security Disability claim routinely denies claims at this stage. In fact, statistics show that almost 2/3rd of initial applications are denied.Why does this happen? To answer that question, you first must understand the five step sequential evaluation that is used in every Social Security Disability case. The Social Security rules require that:You have not engaged in substantial gainful activity; You have a severe impairment; You meet a medical listing; That you cannot return to your...

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Social Security Disability Benefits and Bone Cancer – Know Your Rights

Did you know that each year more than 2,000 people are diagnosed with bone cancer?Bone cancer begins in your bones and unfortunately can spread. One of the most common symptoms of bone cancer includes pain, unintended weight loss, fever and chills,  night sweats, fatigue, weakened bones that may lead to fractures. A recent example of these symptoms is a golfer that was golfing and in the middle of his swing, his forearm broke. Diagnostic studies showed that he had bone cancer, which led to his fracture. Fortunately, he was able to receive treatment and is on the road to recovery. If...

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