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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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What Every Social Security Disability Applicant Needs To Know About The Transferability of Skills

Transferability of Skills Social Security Disability

The Social Security disability claims process is confusing and discouraging. Many people think they're entitled to Social Security disability benefits simply because their doctors told them they can't work anymore. Not true! The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a 5 Step Sequential Evaluation to determine whether you are entitled to benefits. You have to meet every one of these steps. One of the most confusing steps is Step 5, the SSA must determine whether or not you have any transferable skills from any work that you have previously done that would allow you to perform a new job or learn a...

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The Six Type Of Forms That Every Social Security Disability Applicant Must Complete When They Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits

Forms Documentation Required For Social Security Disability Benefits

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is a lot of work. There isn't any way around it. The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires 6 different types of documentation during the application process. Before you apply for benefits you should gather this information. Better yet, consult with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney like Nancy Cavey who can help you gather the information and complete the forms correctly. What Is The Documentation Required For Social Security Disability? 1. The Disability Report SSA asks that you complete a disability report that will provide the SSA with information about your medical condition, the treatment you have...

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The 3 Myths and 3 Facts About Social Security Disability Insurance That You Need To Know

Social Security Disability Insurance Myths Facts

As a Social Security Disability attorney, I hear many myths about the Social Security Disability claims process. Unfortunately, many people believe these myths and do nothing. Here are some myths that need to be blown out of the water: Myth #1: Everyone's Social Security Disability application is denied. Fact: About 2/3 of the initial and request for reconsideration are denied, but at the end of the day, over 50% of those who apply for Social Security Disability benefits and keep at it get their disability benefits. Myth #2: You don't need a lawyer to get your Social Security Disability benefits. Fact: Well, it's a...

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Can I Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits Because of My Skin Disorder?

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) has created a listing of Impairments to evaluate skin disorders and other conditions that can result from hereditary, congenital or pathological processes. These include: ichthyosis, bullous disease, dermatitis, chronic infection of the skin or mucous membrane, hidradenitis, suppurativa, and genetic photosensitivity. If you have a disability that meets the Listing criteria, the Social Security Administration will consider your skin condition as sufficiently severe to prevent you from performing substantial gainful work. As a result, benefits can be awarded at Step 3! But What About Durational Requirements for Social Security Disability? The SSA does require that these dermatological conditions...

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The Three Things That Social Security Disability Examiners Do When Reviewing Your Medical Records

Social Security Disability Examiners Reviewing Your Medical Records

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits you’ll be asked to provide a list of your medical providers so that the SSA can gather your medical records. Once your records have been received, the Social Security examiner will review the records and make a decision whether you’re entitled to disability benefits. Your medical records can make or break your initial application. Your medical records must show not only the severity of your symptoms but how your symptoms impact your ability to function on a daily basis. The 5 Steps To Your Social Security Benefits To be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits...

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If I Return to Work Should I Withdraw My Social Security Disability Application?

Return to Work Social Security Disability Claim

It depends! Given the time it takes for the Social Security Administration to make a decision; many people have to return to work in some capacity. How much you make a month will impact ultimately, whether your Social Security application will be denied. If you make more than $1,100 per month your claim will be denied because you have “substantial earnings”. There may be months where you earn more or less or you may consistently earn less than $1,100 per month. Whether to withdraw the application prior to the hearing depends on the facts of each case. What We Recommend For You...

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What Every Social Security Applicant Needs To Know About The Signs And Symptoms Of Lupus

Signs And Symptoms Of Lupus Social Security Disability Attorney

If your physician has told you that you are unable to work as a result of Lupus, you should apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Your medical records are the key to winning your Lupus Social Security Disability claim. What Your Medical Records Should Document About Your Lupus Your records should document the following symptoms and how these symptoms impact your ability to function: Low-grade fevers which are not attributed to other illnesses, Rashes or lesions particularly before a flare up, Oral ulcers, Enlarged lymph nodes, Chest or muscle pain, Kidney problems, Pulmonary problems, Swollen joints, Gastrointestinal issues, Thyroid issues and Fatigue. Documenting...

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