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I’ve Just Gotten Notice that My Video is going to be Held by Video Conferencing: Do I Want to Do This?

table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Cambria","serif"; } Sharon Barrett, former Social Security Administration staff attorney, suggests that your case be heard in person by a judge in your home state and jurisdiction. That may result in some delay. At Cavey and Barrett we know that you have been waiting for quite some time to have your case heard by an administrative law judge. Nonetheless Sharon Barrett, a former Social Security Disability attorney, knows all the problems that can occur when you have hearing by video conferencing. It is Sharon Barrett’s experience that non-live hearings...

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I Have Applied for Social Security Disability Benefits: When Should I Hear Back from the Social Security Administration?

If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits, your claim is going to be sent to the state disability agency to make a medical determination about your entitlement to Social Security benefits. If your disability claim has been denied you such expect to receive a denial within 60 days. If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits and have not heard from the Social Security Administration within 60 days, immediately contact your local Social Security Disability office....

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Lupus and Your Social Security Disability Claim | Social Security Disability Lawyer

What: Lupus Disease Who: Social Security Disability Applicants Over 1.5 million Americans suffer from Lupus, which is a complex autoimmune disease. The body’s own defense system, the immune system, plots an aggressive attack on healthy tissues and organs including joints, heart, lungs, kidneys, skin and blood. This causes inflammation, pain, and a feeling that you have the flu all the time. Lupus symptoms can be flared by simple things such as being exposed to sunlight, smoking, hormonal changes or even stress. If you suffer from fatigue or joint pain, you might be suffering from Lupus and be...

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Increase in Social Security Disability Claims in 2009

The Council for Disability Awareness of Portland, Maine has reported that a percentage of workers covered by Social Security Disability programs and who are getting benefits increased 4.8% in 2008. Additionally, the number of individuals who receive Long Term Disability benefits has increased by 1.5% in 2008. Because of the age of the United States workforce, the percentage of claims filed by workers over 50 have been increasing. If you are unable to work or are applying for Social Security or Long Term Disability benefits contact Long Term Disability ERISA claims attorney, Nancy...

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What Can I do to Speed my Social Security Disability Claim?

table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Cambria","serif"; } If you haven’t filed a claim for Social Security Disability benefits, Sharon Barrett, former Social Security staff attorney, suggests that you do the following: 1.      You can file your claim for disability by contacting your local Social Security disability office and setting up an appointment, or you can apply online. 2.      Before you apply, make out a list of the doctors and medical facilities that you have been treated at together with the addressess of those who have treated you for your disability. 3.      Contact your providers and ask...

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What is Medicare?

Medicare is a program run by the center for Medicare and Medicaid services that helps pay for inpatient hospital care, nursing care, doctors charges, prescription drugs and other medical services and supplies for people who are older than 65. It also applies to people who have received Social Security Disability benefits for two years or more. For more information about your Medicare, you can visit www.medicare.gov or call 1-800-633-4227....

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If I am On Active Military Duty or a Recently Discharged Veteran, Will That Make a Difference in My Social Security Claim?

Yes! If you are filing for disability benefits let the Social Security Administration know that you are on active military duty of that you have recently been discharged and the Social Security Administration will handle your claim more quickly. However, be aware that if you are getting non-service connected VA disability benefits; your Social Security benefits can be reduced. You can have both VA service connected disability and Social Security Disability benefits!...

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Am I entitled Disabled Widows, Widowers or Surviving Divorce Spouse Benefits?

There are some very specific requirements to be entitled to disability widows, widowers, or surviving divorce spouse benefits. The Social Security rules require the you must be at least 50 years old and you have health problems that: 1.      Keep you from doing substantial work. 2.      Expected to last for at least twelve months in a row or result in death. 3.      Start with the latest of: a.       The month your spouse died. b.      The month your Social Security benefit as a plan ended c.       The month of your earlier period of your Widow disability benefits ended. If you have any questions regarding your...

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