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I Have Received Notification that There is Going to be a Vocational Expert at my Social Security Disability Hearing, Why?

table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Cambria","serif"; } As previously explained in other posts, there is a five step sequential evaluation process that every Social Security Disability claims goes through. At steps four and five there is a question about whether or not you can return to the lightest job you’ve held in the fifteen years prior to your disability based on your age, education, training, work experience and your physical and mental difficulties. The vocational expert will be given a hypothetical by the administrative law judge and asked whether or not you are capable...

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I am Confused: Why Shouldn’t I just File for Social Security Retirement Benefits instead of Social Security Disability Benefits?

table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Cambria","serif"; } What a great question, the Social Security Disability Insurance program is just that, an insurance program that you pay for as a result of the deductions from your paycheck. If you are disabled and unable to work we believe that you should apply for Social Security Disability benefits and not Social Security Retirement benefits. Here’s why: 1. You have to be age 62 or older to apply for Social Security Disability Retirement benefits. 2. The Social Security Retirement benefits are based on your average earnings during your work life. If you have...

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If I get Social Security Disability Benefits Will My Dependents Also Get Benefits?

Absolutely! If you get Social Security Disability benefits, other family members qualify for benefits including: 1.      Children under 19 who have not finished high school. 2.      Your spouse who is caring for a child under the age of 16. 3.      Your spouse over age 62. At Law Office of Nancy L. Cavey, we help you apply for Social Security Disability dependent benefits so that qualified family members also receive Social Security Disability benefits. For a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your rights to Social Security Disability benefits contact Nancy Cavey at 727-894-3188....

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Should I Stop, Should I Go: When Should I Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits?

In the Tampa Bay Area the delay in getting Social Security Disability benefits is over 24 months. No matter what your personal situation is, Nancy L. Cavey, Social Security Disability attorney urges you to apply for Social Security Disability benefits immediately. Did you know that Social Security will pay benefits retroactively for twelve months before you file? If you wait, you can lose retroactive benefits and, more importantly, delay your entitlement to Medicare. Another important reason not to delay is that even though you have paid into the Social Security Disability system, your eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits has to...

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How Much Will I get if My Disability Benefits are Approved?

Disability insurance policies normally pay a percentage of your salary, I say “normally.” Most disability insurance policies begin the calculation of benefits based on what is called based monthly earnings or BME. This is always an issue in physician disability policies; you may be paid on a bonus basis, partnership earnings, consulting income, the sale of property owned by partners or other salary arrangements. I’ve been involved in litigation involving the sole question of how to calculate the base monthly earnings when a medical provider become disabled. You must know the answer to this question before you decide when to apply for disability...

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Filing for Social Security | Migraines and Headaches Medical Complaints

One of the most common medical complaints is a headache. Did you know that there are different types of headaches and different causes? If you suffer from a chronic and debilitating headache, like a migraine, you may entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. If you have any questions about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits, or your claim for Social Security Disability benefits because of chronic headaches or migraines have been denied, contact the Social Security Disability migraine claim denied attorney Sharon Barrett....

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Your Social Security Disability Claim | SSD Attorney in Tampa

What: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Who: Social Security Disability Claim Applicants Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a common sleep disorder, but in severe cases is one that causes significant fatigue and impacts your ability to work. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, Sleep Apnea can have the following effects if left untreated: Increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes Increase the risk for or worsen heart failure Make irregular heartbeats more likely Increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents You may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits because of severe sleep apnea. For more information regarding...

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Common Disabilities: Facet Syndrome | Disability Attorney in St. Petersburg FL

Most people don’t know what facet syndrome is, but those that do know that it is a painful condition of the back due to an irritation of the facet joints. If you press either side of your spinal cord you will feel small joints in your back that connect the vertebrae above and below, the vertebrae allow for smooth movements of your spine. Arthritis, degenerative disease, or any injury can damage the inside lining or the ligaments around the facet joints. This causes severe debilitating back pain. It is not uncommon for facet injections...

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Disabled Veteran? Social Security Disability Claims | Pinellas SSD Attorney

Did you know that if you are wounded on active duty and are applying for Social Security Disability benefits there is a website at that provides fact sheets for disability claims for wounded warriors and how your Social Security Disability application can be expedited. There are also helpful links at Veterans Affairs websites. People in the military are entitled to the same Social Security Disability and survivor’s benefits as everyone else. If you have served in the military and have any questions about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits, contact Social Security Disability...

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Are You Unprepared for Your Social Security Disability Hearing?

If you choose to go it alone and don’t have an attorney represent you at the Social Security hearing you will simply have no clue about the Social Security Disability process, the reasons that your claim was denied in the past, the importance of obtaining and submitting updated medical records to the judge, and developing evidence that will help you win your Social Security Disability case. When an administrative law judge sees an unrepresented claimant who isn’t prepared, the judge is tempted to dispense with this case quickly, and with little effort...

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