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How to Win Your Social Security Disability Claim with Your Doctors Reports

Your doctor’s records can make or break your Social Security Disability claim. I am always asked whether a Social Security Disability applicant should get a letter from their physician in support of their claim. Well, often letters that doctors will submit will say “Ms. Jones is unable to work as a result of her disease and should be considered for Social Security Disability benefits”. The statement that “my patient is disabled and unable to work” is worthless and useless. The Social Security Administration is looking at your doctor’s records to determine your physical residual functional capacity. In laments terms, that’s the...

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The Truth About Being Injured at Work and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

Not every person who is injured at work or on the job is going to be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Under the workers’ compensation law if your physician says that you are unable to work, you are entitled to a benefit called temporary total disability benefits. If your doctor says that you are unable to work while you are recovering and you are able to return to work to earn less that you were making at the time of the accident, you may be entitled to temporary total disability benefits. If your doctor says you are able to...

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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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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 Cardiomyopathy If 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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See How Easily You Might Be Entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits for Back Pain

Back pain can be caused by a number of conditions. For example, back pain can be caused by: An indefatigable disc injury such as a herniated disc. Injuries to ligaments and joints of your spine. Nerve irritation that causes you tingling and numbness down your buttocks, legs and even into your feet. Did you know that low back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under age 45? Statistics show that at least 4 out of 5 adults over 50 have low back pain at some point in their lives. If you have a herniated low back disc or injury to your spinal...

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If You Don’t Get Treatment while Your Social Security Disability Claim is Pending, You Will Hate Yourself Later

If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration will require you to show on going medical treatment. But what happens if you lose your health insurance coverage while your St. Petersburg Social Security Disability claim’s process is pending? We have, in St. Petersburg, a number of free clinics, a low income clinic and a health department. If you have a long history of treatment with a medical provider, your doctor may allow you to continue with medical treatment while you are filing for Social Security Disability benefits and are uninsured. Don’t let the loss of health insurance coverage...

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Social Security Administration Recognizes a Need to Get Your Medical Records to Make a Timely Decision on Your Claim for Social Security Disability Benefits

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits the Social Security Administration will obtain a copy of your medical records from your physician. The longer it takes to get those medical records, the longer it will take for the Social Security Administration to make a decision on your Social Security claim. Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue has reached an agreement with EHR Doctors to deliver electronic health records to the Social Security Administration so that they can quickly review Social Security Disability claims. Commissioner Astrue was quoted as saying that this technology “will improve our disability programs and provide better service...

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Why You Should Have an Attorney if the Administrative Law Judge is going to Call a Vocational Expert

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Why? The vocational experts testimony about your ability to do the lightest job you’ve held in the fifteen years, your transferable skills, and whether or not a job exists in the mythical national economy that you might be capable of performing given your age, education, transferable skills is not for the faint of heart. You need to be able to identify quickly the elements of your illness and symptoms including pain and side effects of medication that might impact on your ability to work. Unfortunately, most Social Security Disability applicants are ill and really can’t focus their time or energy...

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If You Are Having Communication Problems with your Social Security Disability Attorney, It is time to Change Attorneys

Nancy Cavey, who has over 39 years of experience as a Social Security Disability attorney in Tampa office, knows that communication with your attorney is crucial. If you are not getting updates from your Social Security Disability attorney or find it difficult to get information from your Tampa Bay Social Security Disability attorney, you should consider changing Social Security Disability attorneys. Please understand however, many Social Security Disability attorneys have full hearing schedules and sometimes they may get clogged up. Nancy Cavey, has a highly trained staff of Social Security Disability paralegals who can assist you with any questions that you may...

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