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Headache Pain and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

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Headache pain can cause you to be disabled. If your doctors have told you that you are unable to work, you should apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Unfortunately, many Administrative Law Judges question the credibility of Social Security Disability applicants regarding the severity and frequency of the headaches. It’s important that when you apply for Social Security Disability benefits as a result of a headache that you outline in your application how your daily activities are impacted by your headaches, the timing and duration of your headaches and how you treat your headaches. So, for example, if you have a headache and...

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I Have Had Back Pain for Months, Am I Entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits?

Did you know according to the National Institute of Health, Americans spend over $50 billion every year to treat low back pain. If you have aching, sharpness, burning, numbness, tingling that has lasted three to six months, you have chronic back pain. Many people with chronic back pain have tried treatments like physical therapy, injections and even surgery without relief of on going back pain. If you have had chronic back pain for more than six month and you are unable to work, you should contact chronic back pain Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey to learn more about the Social...

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The Secret the Social Security Administration Doesn’t Want You to Know- How Social Security Benefits Can Protect Your Full Retirement Benefits

Why would you want to do that? If you opted to take early retirement benefits, you receive a reduced benefit amount for the rest of your life. However, if you have been approved for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration is agreeing that your medical condition would have kept you working until full retirement age had you not been disabled. As a result, the Social Security Administration doesn’t penalize you from being disabled, you are allowed to collect your full retirement amount, instead of the reduced amount for the rest of your life. What You Should Do: You should contact Tampa Bay...

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Diabetic Neuropathy and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

While many people think of diabetes as a painless condition, millions of diabetics suffer from tingling toes or painful feet. High blood sugar can cause injury to the nerves and blood vessels throughout the body. The first nerves that are affected are the smallest ones furthest away from your spinal cord. Those nerves will stretch to the toes and your feet where it can cause a constant burning feeling in the feet. This problem, called diabetic neuropathy, can completely rob your feet of the ability to sense pain. If your doctor has told you that you have diabetic neuropathy, you may...

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Changing the Date You Are Claiming Entitled to Social Security Disability Benefits

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Unfortunately, many unrepresented Social Security Disability claimants’ often pick a “date of onset” for their Social Security Disability claim that leads to denial after denial by the Social Security Administration. Unfortunately, many disabled workers may have stopped working on a certain day because of an on the job injury or an occupational disease and, that does not mean that the Social Security Administration will find that you that you will receive disability benefits from that date. Sometimes, there are medical conditions that disable you from working that will become totally disabling months or even years after you stop working. As a...

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Tampa Bay Social Security Disability Attorney Urges Congress to Repair the Social Security Disability Trust Fund

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A Social Security Trustee’s Report recently revealed that the Social Security Disability program is projected to exhausted its Trust Fund in 2016, according to a recent article in the Washington Post. The Social Security program is funded through worker and employer contributions through payroll tax and, legally, the plan is prohibited from running a deficit. In 2010 some 8.2 million workers or 5% of the working population were receiving Social Security Disability payments. The Social Security Administration doesn’t make it easy for those who are disabled to get their Social Security Disability benefits. If your Social Security Disability claim in the Tampa Bay...

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What Are Exertional Limitations in a Social Security Case?

Exertional limitations are limitations on the ability to sit, stand, walk, lift, push and pull. Any other limitations are called non-exertional impairments. The amount of exertion or effort is key to determining whether you are entitled to disability benefits. Why? The Social Security Administration uses a Five Step Sequential Evaluation. At Steps Four and Five of the Five Step Sequential Evaluation, the Social Security Administration must determine the physical exertion level of the lightest job that you have ever had and determine what your current level of physical functioning is. Any work that requires very little effort or exertion is considered...

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Heart Disease and Your Entitlement to Social Security Disability Benefits

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You may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits as a result of cardiac disease. The Social Security Administration will use a Five Step Sequential Evaluation to determine your entitlement to benefits. At Step Three the Social Security Administration will evaluation whether or not you meet a listing. To meet a listing, your medical records must document Angiographic evidence of one of the following: 1. 50% or more narrowing of a non-bypassed left main coronary artery 2. 70% or more narrowing of another non-bypassed coronary artery 3. 50% or more involving a long segment of a non-bypassed coronary artery 4. 50% or more narrowing of...

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Osteoarthritis and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), amount 15 million adults have arthritis or related conditions such as osteoarthritis arthritis. Unfortunately, having osteoarthritis does not guarantee that you are entitled to disability benefits. Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint disease of the hands, knees, hips and spine. It primarily effects adults age 55 years or older. Physical therapy and medication can control the pain osteoarthritis but, joints in your hands, hips or knees become non-functional. Replacement surgery may be the only alternative. If your doctor has told you that you are unable to work as a result of osteoarthritis, you should...

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Arthritis and Depression and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention notes that there are 15 million adults who have arthritis or other related conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, or gout. A new national study shows that 1/3rd of people with arthritis also experience anxiety or depression. You may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits if you suffer from arthritis with anxiety or depression. The combination of physical or mental impairments are just one example of complex medical conditions that may entitle you to Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Disability benefits are a federally mandated disability insurance programs that operates separately from...

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