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If You Don’t Have Enough Medical Evidence to Support Your Social Security Disability Claim, Don’t be Surprised if you are Scheduled for a Social Security Disability Medical Exam

If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits but haven't seen a doctor within sixty days of your application, the Social Security Disability examiner may schedule you for what is called a Social Security [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Medical evidence"][/caption] Disability or Social Security consultative examination. You need to attend the examination and fully corporate with the examiner. Many times, unfortunately, Social Security Disability examiners can be rude and even shoot down your Social Security Disability claim if they feel you are being dishonest. When you receive a letter from the Social Security Administration scheduling you for a consultative exam, return the acknowledgement...

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I’m 58 years old, am I old for Social Security Disability claim’s purposes?

Well, the answer is yes. The Social Security Disability claim’s evaluation process using something called the grids, which are a medical and vocational framework for determining based on age, education and transferable skills whether someone is entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. If you look that the grids, you will find that people who are 50 years or over, find it easier to meet the grid listing than those who are under 50. Why? Well, you know the saying: it’s hard to teach old dogs new tricks. The reasoning behind the grids is because it is harder to transfer one’s work...

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Florida Social Security Disability Backlog Skyrockets

Unfortunately, Florida’s economy has made it difficult for many employers to keep on their payroll employees who have physical problems. They simply can’t afford to continue accommodating people that may have problems with their back, or other medical conditions that limit their ability to function in the workplace. As a result, there has been a significant increase in the number of Social Security Disability claims in Florida. The Social Security Administration statistics show that 149,044 initial disability claims were filed in Florida in 2007. Even more shocking is that by 2009, the number had increased to 197,960 claims. Applications for Social...

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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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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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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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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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Understanding Your Doctors Response to Your Ability to Work in Your Social Security Disability Claim

Your treating doctor is never going to be asked whether or not you are able to work or not. The Social Security Administration doesn’t consider your doctor’s opinion one way or the other. What the Social Security Administration wants to know is your functional limitations. In other words, how much can you lift, how long can you stand, walk, or sit, unless or alternate positions with standing, sitting, walking? The key to winning a Social Security Disability case is establishing that your functional limitations are less than sedentary. Therefore, want counts in your medical records is your doctors opinions about your...

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Social Security Disability Benefits and Filing Your Income Tax Return

If you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits. Those benefits might be taxable, the first step in determining if your Social Security Disability benefits are taxable is to determine your “provisional income”. Provisional income is defined as the sum of any gross income earned, taxes on interest and one half of your Social Security Disability benefits. Yes, this is a math test. If you provisional income is greater than $25,000 for a single tax payer or $32,000 for a married tax flier jointly then up to 50% of the Social Security benefits are taxable. In other words, one half of your Social...

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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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