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The Three Ways You Can Commit Social Security Disability Fraud

There are three common ways that Social Security Disability fraud occurs:1. False statements. When you apply for Social Security Disability, you complete an application that Social Security relies on in evaluating your Social Security Disability claim. If, for example, you claim you are disabled when, in fact you are working, that is an example of fraud.2. Concealing the truth, you are obligated to the tell the truth to the Social Security Administration even after you are awarded benefits. You must be truthful in your Social Security Disability application and, even after you are awarded benefits. If, for example, you attempt...

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How often does the Social Security Administration review Social Security Disability awards to HIV patients?

How often does the Social Security Administration review Social Security Disability awards to HIV patients? Answer: Modern day anti-retroviral (ARV) therapy, can offer improve the health of HIV positive Americans. Since there is clinical improvement over a period of one to two years. The Social Security Administration appears to be reevaluating Social Security Disability recipients with HIV every three years to determine if there has been any improvement in their condition....

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You May Be Entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits if You Have Suffered a Stroke

Did you know that stroke is one of the leading causes of long term disability in the United States? Nearly one quarter of strokes occur in people under that age of 65, and surprisingly 55,000 more women a year than men have a stroke. This risk is increased in women over 30 who smoke and take high estrogen oral contraceptives.If you have suffered a stroke, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. To learn about the Social Security Disability claims process, you can order a complimentary copy of Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits.Strokes can happen to...

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Is the Social Security Administration going to revise the HIV disability requirements?

Is the Social Security Administration going to revise the HIV disability requirements? Are they going to revise it? We hope so! The Social Security Administration asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to review the criteria the Social Security Administration uses to evaluated HIV related Social Security Disability claims. IOM in a report, issued on September 20, 2010 says that HIV infection listings establish in 1993 are outdated and should be revised. IOM has made recommendations, which are currently be considered by the Social Security Disability Administration....

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How Winning Medical Records Will Improve Your Chances of Getting your Long Term Disability Benefits

The long term disability carrier is going to request a copy of your doctor’s records and often carriers claims adjudicators will try to deny your claim by cherry picking your doctor medical records.Your doctor did not go medical school to learn how to fill out long term disability carrier forms, but they did learn how to write progress notes. The progress notes should show relevant physical exam findings so that there is objective evidence of your diagnosis of disability.One key thing that you can do to help win your long term disability case is to tell you doctor about your...

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Cerebral Palsy and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

Cerebral Palsy impairs human development and it causes general disorders of movement. If you have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and have worked 20 out of the last 40 quarters, you may be insured for the purposes of a Social Security Disability claim.It is important to show that you have emotional development problems, including destructive behavior and/or speech or hearing defects, mental disability or an IQ of 80 or lower.If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits for cerebral palsy and have been denied, you should immediately appeal that denial and secure the assistance of a cerebral palsy Social...

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The Institute of Medicine Recommends New Criteria for Social Security HIV Requirements Based on CD4 Cell Count

At the request of the Social Security Administration, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has evaluated the criteria used by the US Social Security Administration. There is concern that the HIV infection listings established in 1993 are out of date.IOM agrees that the Social Security Disability criteria is outdated. The IOM is now recommending the following criteria to qualify for disability benefits:1. A CD4 cell count at or below 50 cells per cubic milliliters of blood serum, a laboratory benchmark that indicates an advanced stage of illness.2. One of the few rare but fairly severe disabling HIV associated conditions, such as...

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Institute of Medicine Recommends Revised Social Security HIV Disability Requirements

On September 28, 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), issued a report that says that the HIV related disability criteria used by the Social Security Administration is outdated. It recommends that the HIV disability criteria include qualifications based on CD4 cell counts and consider non-AIDS related complications such as neurocogntive impairments, chronic kidney disease, osteoporosis and treatment associated side effects. The Social Security Administration is taking these recommendations under consideration....

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If You Do Not Understand Your Rights to Long Term Disability Benefits as a Result of AIDS, You’ll Hate Yourself Later

If you have been diagnosed with AIDS or certain non-AIDS related complications and you have a long term disability policy, you may be entitled to disability benefits. After all, you purchased the disability policy to provide you with peace of mind if you became unable to work for any reason.Many long term disability carriers are unsympathetic to AIDS patients and will routinely site to CD4 cell recovery as the equivalent of the ability to return to work. Unfortunately, long term disability carriers also routinely ignore complications seen among AIDS patients receiving ARV therapy such as neurocogntive impairments, chronic kidney diseases,...

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