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Cognitive Problems As A Result Of Multiple Sclerosis And Your Rights To Social Security Disability Benefits

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One of the most devastating consequences in MS are cognitive problems. It is not uncommon for those with MS to have problems with attention, processing speed and working memory because of problems in connectivity between areas of the brain. How Can I Win my MS Social Security Disability Claim? To win your Social Security Disability claim, you have to prove that either you meet a medical listing for MS or establish that, because of vocational factors, you can’t return to the lightest job you’ve held in the last 15 years or other work in the national economy based on your age, education,...

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What Every Social Security Disability Applicant Should Know About The 5 Steps Used In Determining Their Rights To Social Security Disability Benefits

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t make it easy for those who are disabled to get the benefits they deserve. SSA uses a 5 Step Sequential Evaluation test when it reviews every Social Security Disability applicant. So, if your doctor has told you to stop working, you should apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Before you do so, ask yourself the following questions: Step 1: Are you gainfully employed? You must establish that you are gainfully employed or that you are earning less than the federal benefit rate (FDR). If in any month, after the period you claim you are disabled, you...

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Can I Collect Unemployment Benefits And Supplemental Security Income Benefits?

While you can collect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, any Unemployment benefits you receive count as unearned income which will reduce the amount of your SSI benefits. Supplemental Security Income Benefits Questions? Applying for SSI and need some guidance? Contact Supplemental Security Income lawyer Nancy Cavey today for a complimentary, no obligation consultation at 727-894-3188 to help you with any questions you may have. We are here to help you with your situation if you are in need....

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Is It Inconsistent For Me To Apply For Unemployment Insurance And Social Security Benefits?

That’s a great question and many Social Security Administrative Law Judges believe that collecting Unemployment Insurance and Social Security benefits is “double dipping.” What’s the inconsistency? When you apply for Unemployment Compensation benefits, you’re certifying that you’re able to work.  Yet, when you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you’re certifying that you can’t work.  Which is it? What’s the Social Security rule and policy? The Social Security rules and policy provide that the “receipt of unemployment insurance benefits does not preclude the receipt of Social Security Disability benefits.”  It is only “one of the many factors that must be considered in determining whether...

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What Every Prostate Cancer Sufferer Needs To Know About Social Security Disability Benefits

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Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate and is normally a slow growing tumor. However, once the prostate cancer spreads, it is dangerous and aggressive and can reach your bones, lymph nodes and lungs. Symptoms of Prostate Cancer Unfortunately, during the early stages of prostate cancer there are no symptoms and that’s why annual prostate cancer testing is critically important. Serious prostate symptoms can include: • Pain in the genital and pelvic area; • Blood in the urine or seamen; • Frequent urinary tract infections; • Unexpected weight loss; • Pain in the lower back or pelvic area; • Anemia; and • Fatigue. Many of the...

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What You Need To Know About The Appeals Council If Your Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied

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If your Social Security Disability claim is denied by the Administrative Law Judge you have a difficult decision to make. The Social Security Administration will give you 30 days to appeal to the Appeals Council or file a new Social Security Disability claim asking for benefits from the date of the Administrative Law Judge’s denial forward. By filing a new claim for Social Security Disability benefits you give up the back benefits from the time of your initial application until the time of the Administrative Law Judge’s decision. That can be a significant amount of Social Security benefits. On the...

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Can I Work And Still Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Maybe! It is possible to work part-time and not lose your Social Security Disability benefits but the answer depends on how much you earn and what kind of disability benefits you are receiving. If you’re receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and go to work, your SSI benefits will be reduced by $1.00 for every $2.00 you earn after the first $65.00 or ($85.00) if you have no other income. That means that you could earn so much working part-time but your SSI benefits would stop. Social Security Disability Benefits and Working (SSD) If you’re receiving Social Security Disability benefits and your earnings are...

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How You Can Lose Your Social Security Disability Case By Failing To Properly Fill Out The Work History Form

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When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits the Social Security Administration will send you a Work History Report Form SSA-369-BK. Unfortunately, the form doesn’t ask about job requirements that might be important in your case. That’s why it’s so very important for you to have a Social Security Disability attorney assist you in completing the forms and adding important information to the form. The five important areas in the Work History Report include: 1. The estimate of hours and pay; 2. The length of your employment; 3. The skills required to perform your job; 4. The physical requirements of your job; and 5. The mental...

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Can I Attempt A Trial Work Period While Collecting Social Security Disability Benefits?

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Yes! The Social Security Administration has a trial work period (TWP) that lets you test your ability to work for at least 9 months. You will receive your full Social Security benefits, regardless of how much you earn, so long as you report your work activity and continue to have a disabling impairment. In 2014, the trial work month is any month in which your average earnings are over substantial gainful activity (SGA) and your total earnings are more than $1,070. A trial work period will continue until you work 9 trial months within a 60 month period. Months don’t have...

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Can I Receive Social Security Disability Benefits For A Closed Period Of Time If My Health Is Improved?

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That depends! You can’t be eligible for a closed period of disability if: The medical evidence establishes you are unable to engage in substantial or continuous period of 12 months, but by the time your disability decision is made, your condition has improved to the point where you are no longer disabled; You haven’t filed an application within 14 months after the period of disability has ended. How much can you get in retroactive benefits? If you do meet the requirements for disability benefits, there’s a 5 months waiting period before you get your first monthly benefit. You can receive up to 12 months of...

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