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What Every Social Security Disability Applicant Needs To Know About Cardiac Arrhythmia

Cardiac Arrhythmia Social Security Disability Claims

Cardiac arrhythmia is a term for abnormal electrical activity of your heart which is diagnosed based on a physical examination and electric diagnostic studies.Your doctor will diagnose cardiac arrhythmia by feeling for your pulses or listening to your heart through a stethoscope. The easiest diagnostic test isn't electrocardiogram (EKG) to detect arrhythmias that can happen throughout the day and night. How Does the Social Security Administration View Cardiac Arrhythmia Claims? The social security administration uses a five-step sequential evaluation and, step three determines whether or not your cardiac arrhythmia meets section 4.05 listing of impairments. This listing deals with recurrent arrhythmias that...

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My Doctor Has Told Me To Stop Working, Will I Get My Social Security Disability Benefits?

Stop Working Social Security Disability Benefits

Maybe, maybe not! Help!Your medical records must establish that you have a medically determinable impairment that is supported by objective evidence. So, for example, if you have back problems, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will want to see that you have MRI's, x-rays, CT scans or EMG and Nerve Conduction Study tests that document that you really do have a back problem.Next, the SSA will determine, based on your medical records, whether you can return to the lightest job that you've held in the 15 years prior to when you became disabled and whether there is other work you can...

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What Every Social Security Disability Applicant With Diabetes Needs To Know About Following Prescribed Treatment

Prescribed Treatment Diabetes Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration will deny claims for diabetes if you aren't following your treating physicians recommendations. in fact, the SSA is required to evaluate your compliance with prescribed treatment if you're a diabetic.While there are certain circumstances that would qualify as a justifiable cause for not following prescribed treatment, complaining that you just can't get medical treatment isn't going to cut it. What Should I Do If I Can't Afford My Prescribed Treatment For Diabetes? You should do the following:- determine if you're eligible for the affordable care act,- go to www.healthcare.gov to see if you qualify for free or subsided...

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What Every Social Security Disability Applicant With Rheumatoid Arthritis Needs To Know About Meeting A Listing

Rheumatoid Arthritis Social Security Disability Listing

Rheumatoid arthritis, more commonly known as RA, is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the immune system attacks membranes surrounding the joints.The symptoms of RA include:- joint pain followed by warming, stiffness, and swelling of the joints, in the hands and feet,- fatigue,- fever,- weight loss and- rheumatoid nodules.Rheumatoid arthritis can make it difficult if not impossible to work and your physician may have told you that it's time to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. What Do I Need to Know About Meeting A Listing For Rheumatoid Arthritis? The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a 5 Step Sequential evaluation in determining...

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What Are Social Security Retirement Benefits?

Social Security Retirement Benefits Disability

Social Security retirement benefits, which are based on your age, are available to those who are at least 62 years old. You will have had to had worked 40 of the last 20 quarters or have earned at least 40 work credits.You can receive partial benefits beginning at age 62 and earn full benefits at age 65 or 67, depending on your date of birth.Your retirement benefits are funded by contributions that you make through payroll deductions. Can I Collect Both Disability and Retirement Benefits? Yes! Both disability and retirement benefits can provide you with an income when you are at least...

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Why Your Residual Functional Capacity Form Completed By Your Physician is The Key To Getting Your Benefits

Residual Functional Capacity Form Social Security Claims

The Social Security Administration does not award benefits based on a disability diagnosis.Rather, the Social Security Administration will determine:whether you can return to the lightest job you've held in the 15 years before you became disabled, and whether there is other work you can do in view of your age, education, transferable skills, and residual functional capacity. The Social Security Administration will never tell you about Residual Functional Capacity forms! At Cavey Law, we determine the right Residual Functional Capacity form or forms to be given to your doctor. These forms give your doctor the opportunity to describe your ability...

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Amending The Social Security Onset Date Can Adversely Affect Your Client’s Long Term Disability Claim

Social Security Onset Date Amending Disability Claim

It's crucial that a Social Security disability attorney coordinate the filing of an appeal of short and long term disability claims. How We Help Other Social Security Attorneys Why?Many long term disability policies provide coverage while a person is working. Most policies provide that coverage will end on the day they last worked or at the time they stopped working. The policy holder will have to prove that they became disabled at the time they stopped working. But What Impact Does Amending The Onset Date Have? If you have to amend the onset date in a Social security claim to a date after they've...

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If You Don’t File A Social Security Disability Claim Because Of A Back Fusion, You’ll Hate Yourself Later

Back Fusion Social Security Disability Claims Lawyer

Back pain as a result of a herniated disc can be disabling.While some will recover without surgical intervention, it’s not uncommon for those who have significant back problems to undergo back surgery for a herniated disc or even for a fusion.The herniated disc can cause nerve root compression or there might be instability of the spine as a result of degenerative disc disease a fusion can fix these problems. What Will The Social Security Administration Want To See In My Back Fusion Claim? The Social Security Administration is going to want to see diagnostic studies that confirm an arthritic condition, spinal stenosis,...

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What Is The Social Security “Blue Book of Impairments”?

Social Security Blue Book of Impairments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) takes a system based approach in determining an applicant's entitlement to Social Security Disability benefits at Step 3 of the 5 Step Sequential Evaluation.You remember the body systems? When you studied biology you learned about the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, the orthopedic system and other body systems. The SSA created the Blue Book of Listings based on this body system approach.As a result, there is a whole Listing for cardiological impairments, digestive impairments, reproductive impairments, psychiatric impairments, neurological impairments, endocrinological impairments, and rheumatological impairments. If you name it, there's probably a listing for it,...

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How the Social Security Administration Cheats Disabled Americans

Social Security Administration Cheats Disabled Americans

Unfortunately, the waiting time to get a hearing for Social Security Disability benefits is over two years and that delay might be deliberated!Since 2010 the United States Congress has squeezed the Social Security Administration's operating budget. There's been an 11% cut. That doesn't sound like much but the reality is:- the agency has closed 65 of its field offices, - there have been staff reductions, - there has been a quin-tripling for the hold times for telephone assistant and - a significant increase in backlog in claims processing. How The Republicans Have Made Social Security A Political Issue Republican legislators aligned with conservative think tanks...

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