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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Gets A New Name

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The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has recommended a new name and new diagnostic criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. According to Institute of Medicine, the term, "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can result in stigmatization and trivialization and should no longer be used as the name of this illness."The suggested new name is Systemic Exertional Intolerance Disease and the new diagnostic criteria being suggested requires that the patient have the following three symptoms:1. A substantial reduction or impairment in the ability to engage in pre-illness levels of occupational, educational, social or personal activities that persist for more than six (6) months and is...

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Social Security Disability Allowance Rates

The Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t make it easy for those who are disabled to get the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve.  In fact, Initial and Reconsideration level awards at the Initial level is only 33% and at the Reconsideration level 11.3%.That’s not far off from the Florida 2015 average award of 30.5% at the Initial level, and 10.7% at the Reconsideration level. What Should I Do If My Disability Claim Has Been Denied? Don’t give up!  While the odds are not in your favor either at the Initial or Reconsideration level, the odds are better at the Hearing level where...

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Social Security Administration May Appoint A Representative Payee In Your Social Security Disability Case

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines that a beneficiary is unable to handle their own funds, SSA will appoint a representative payee, who will receive the funds on behalf of the beneficiary.The representative payee will act as a trustee over the funds and is supposed to make sure that the funds are used solely for the immediate and foreseeable needs of the beneficiary.  Any remaining benefits are to be conserved or invested by the representative payee pursuant to the rules.However, when a beneficiary becomes capable of handling their own funds, they are no longer in need of a representative...

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More Bad News About The Delay In Social Security Hearings

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The time for Social Security Disability hearings gets longer.The Social Security Administration doesn’t always make it easy for those who are disabled to get the Social Security benefits they deserve. It’s not uncommon for initial applications, and even requests for reconsiderations, to be denied and, as a result, the Social Security Disability applicant has to file a Request for a Hearing.What’s a Request for a Hearing? A Request for a Hearing asks that the case to be transferred to a Social Security Disability Administrative Law Judge to have a hearing on an applicant’s right to Social Security Disability benefits. At the...

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What Sort Of Medical Treatment Will Trigger A Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion In An Erisa Governed Disability Plan?

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Many disability plans will have a pre-existing condition clause that prohibit the payment of LTD benefits, if you received medical treatment for a specific period of time before the start of the disability. For example, in the case of Kutten v. Sun Life http://espaciosvivos.es/bw/2014/05/25/green-coffee-bean-weight-loss-does-it-work/http://overhallahus.no/ji/pure-green-coffee-bean-extract-western-australia/ Assurance company of Canada, 2014 WL 3562784 (8th Cir. July 21, 2014), Kutten’s ERISA long term disability policy had a pre-existing condition exclusion clause. The policy defined a pre-existing condition as one in which the employee “received medical treatment, care or services, or took prescribed drugs or medication for the disabling condition 3 months before...

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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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