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How to File a Request for Reconsideration of Your Denied Social Security Disability Clam?

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The Social Security Administration doesn’t make it easy for those who are disabled to get the Social Security Disability benefits that they deserve. You may have received a notice from the Social Security Administration denying your initial application for benefits that includes information on how to appeal a decision. You must appeal the writing within 60 days on the date that you receive the notice. Starting the Appeal. You can begin your appeal in several ways: 1. You can call your local Social Security field office and tell them you want to appeal the decision denying your benefits. They will send you...

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Can My Social Security Disability Claim be Denied Because I Earn Too Much Money?

Yes! The Social Security Administration uses a 5 Step sequential evaluation to determine your entitlement to benefits. Significant Gainful Activity At Step 1, the Social Security Administration determines whether or not you are working and, if so, whether or not that work constitutes “substantial gainful activity” (SGA). In 2013, if you earned more than $1,040 per month, you have earned too much money to be considered disabled. Income from investments does not count towards SGA. This figure is adjusted annually. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) If you are not insured for disability purposes, you can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) which is a disability...

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Articles Claiming Social Security Disability Program Is Out of Control are Just Flat Wrong

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Have you read articles that attack Social Security Disability as being the “new welfare” or suggest that United States has a “disability insurance complex”? Nothing could be further from the truth. To be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, you must have worked 20 out of the last 40 quarters, contributing the Social Security Disability Insurance program. A portion of your paycheck has gone into this program to provide benefits to workers who are unable to perform substantial work because of a serious medical condition. While there has been a rise in Federal Social Security Disability rules, there are a number of...

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Does the Social Security Administration have a Listing for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

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To determine whether or not you are disabled, the Social Security Administration uses a five step sequential evaluation process. To determine whether you are disabled at step three, the Social Security Administration usually considers whether your impairment is severe enough to meet or equal a listing. The Social Security Administration has developed the listing of impairments for most common impairments but, unfortunately, the Social Security Administration has no listing for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. As a result, it cannot be found in the list of conditions at step three of the five step sequential evaluation. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t get...

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Neck and Back Injuries

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Chronic Pain from neck or back injury can make day to day living difficult. Your doctor may have told you that you can’t go back to work because of the tingling, numbness, reduced range of motion, and chronic pain that you have from your back or neck injury. If your back or neck injury is caused by: • Paralysis, • Herniated Disc, • Degenerative Disc Disease, • Fractured Vertebrae, • Ligament Damage, • Pinched Nerves and Sciatic Pain, • Chronic Debilitating Back and Neck Pain. And your disability is permanent or will keep you from working for twelve months, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits. The...

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Amending the Social Security Disability On Set Date

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When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, one of the most important dates is what is called the on set date. Generally, the correct on set date is based on medical facts. That means if you were involved in an accident, the date of the accident might be the date of the on set if you were disabled and unable to work as of that date. On the other hand, the on set date might be the date that your doctor told you that you were unable to work. Sometimes, the Administrative Law Judge will offer a “deal” at a Social...

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Tamoxifen and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

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Breast cancer patients take the drug Tamoxifen which can cut your chances of having the disease return. However, there are some side effects of Tamoxifen which can cause neurological side effects including tingling and numbness of your fingers and hands. If you suffer from neurological problems as a result of taking chemotherapy drugs, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.  The Social Security Administration doesn’t always make it easy for those who are disabled to get the Social Security Disability benefits that they deserve as a result of chemotherapy and Tamoxifen that you may be taking as apart of...

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Don’t Let Your Personal Injury Claim Destroy Your Social Security Claim

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You may have been injured in an automobile accident or slipped and fell through no fault of your own. Did you know that you have the right to bring what’s called a personal injury claim against the person responsible for your injuries. A personal injury claim is a claim that you bring against the person who caused your injury or the insurance company. However, sometimes the medical evidence that is gathered during your personal injury claim can be harmful and even destroy your Social Security Disability claim. How can that happen? After you recover, your physician is going to be asked...

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Personal Injury Claims and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

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You might have been involved in a motor vehicle accident that has resulted in injury to you that prevents you from working. You can bring a personal injury claim against the person or the insurance company because of your injury. You may be entitled to collect both Social Security Disability benefits and sue for personal injury. Your personal injury benefits will not be used to reduce your Social Security Disability benefits. To learn more about your personal injury claim and your rights to Social Security Disability benefits, contact Tampa Bay Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey who can work with you and...

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Chronic Back Pain and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

Do you have chronic back pain on a daily basis? Doing the simplest of tasks around the house or at work can be difficult, painful and downright unbearable. Unfortunately, surgery may not relieve your back pain and despite physical therapy, injections and even surgery, you may still have chronic back pain. According to the National Institute of Health, Americans spend over $50 billion every year to treat aching, sharp, burning, numbness and tingling back pain. If you have had those symptoms for more than six months, you have chronic back pain. That chronic back pain can also cause fatigue, sleepiness, anger, anxiety and depression. To...

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