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Part Time Work and Entitlement to Social Security Disability Benefits

You are allowed to work while when filing for disability so long as your earnings do not exceed the years limit for what is call substantial gainful activity (SGA). However, you need to know, that working part time will cause Social Security Disability examiners to look at your case closely. They will be looking at the following issues: 1. Are you able to work more than the current amount of the hours being worked or are you working less than maximum yearly SGA because those hours were reduced either by your or by your employer? 2.If you are filing for disability on the...

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Social Security District Offices

The two Social Security Disability programs that you may be eligible for are Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB/SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). You may file your application online, in person at your local Social Security District Office (DO), or over the telephone (1-800-772-1213). It can take several hours to file an application. In addition to filing the application form for DIB and/or SSI, the claimant must complete the Adult Disability Report (SSA-Form 3368). The Social Security Administration (SSA) makes a technical determination as to which disability programs you may be eligible for and gathers the necessary documentation to complete your application....

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Three Keys to Getting Your Social Security Disability Benefits

At The Law Offices Nancy L. Cavey, your Tampa Bay Social Security Disability Attorneys, we think there are three tips that every Social Security Disability applicant should know and will help you with the Social Security Disability application process. Tip #1: Before you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, gather your medical records. Nancy Cavey, an attorney with many years of expereince, knows that you can help speed up the Social Security Disability process by getting your medical records personally and delivering them to the disability examiner. However, make sure that you keep a copy of all the medical records that you...

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Your Rights to Social Security Disability and Mesothelioma

Americans who work in mines, factories, insulation manufacturing, construction workers, chemical plant workers and ship builders may have been exposed to asbestos fibers which has led to the development mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the layers of cells called mesothelium, which cover most internal organs. Unfortunately, the common disease is plural mesothelioma, which affects the lining surrounding the lungs. The symptoms of plural mesothiolmia are shortness of breath, painful breathing, coughing, chest pain, lumps under the skin on the chest, unexplained weight loss and even a dry cough. Exposure to asbestos is the major cause of mesothelioma...

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Why Can’t My Doctor Simply Write a Letter Saying I am Disabled so that the Social Security Administration will Immediately Pay my Benefits?

Unfortunately, a lot of the Social Security Disability applicants ask their doctor to write a note saying that they are totally disabled and unable to work. The Social Security Administration simply isn’t going to except a note from your doctor stating that you are totally disabled. Why not? The Social Security Disability process consists of five steps which are outlined in The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey free consumer guide “Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits.” We believe that before you apply for Social Security Disability benefits you should make sure that your doctor supports your decision to file...

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Early Onset Alzheimer’s and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

The early onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are devastating. These diseases progress rapidly and impact Americans between the age of 50 to 65. People don’t recover from these diseases yet the Social Security Administration has never fast tracked early onset of Alzheimer’s. In October of 2008 the Social Security Administration began a compassionate allowance program. This provides for the quick processing of disability claims for Social Security Disability applicants with medical conditions that are so severe by definition that they would be entitled to Social Security benefits. You can learn more about the Social Security compassionate allowance program at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances. Commissioner...

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What You Need to Know about Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and Your Social Security Disability Claim

Do you have a claim for Social Security Disability and suffer from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) ? Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a painful condition that usually affects the upper or lower extremities. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy pain is severe, burning, sharp and the effected area are extremely sensitive to touch or even temperature changes with the skin turning blue. This is a progressive disease, which means you must have aggressive and early treatment to stop or slow the progression of the disease process. Pain specialists can provide medication that can even block the nerves that interrupt the pain signals reducing your pain...

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If You Don’t Know How to Choose the Right Social Security Attorney You’ll Hate Yourself Later When Your Social Security Disability Claim is Denied

You need to work closely with a Social Security Disability attorney to get the Social Security Disability benefits you are entitled to. But, before you hire a lawyer you need to know how to choose the right lawyer for your Social Security Disability case. If you don’t, you’ll hate yourself later and you’ll lose your claim. The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey suggest that you do the following things: 1. Look at the lawyers website to determine whether there is helpful information about the Social Security Disability claims process. Does this website educate you or is all about the lawyer? 2. When...

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Florida UNUM Disability Facts | Tampa Bay UNUM Disability Denial Lawyers

UNUM, one of the largest short and long term disability insurance companies in the United States, knows that "the average age of a UNUM disability applicant is 45." Harris Interactive notes that "only 5% of baby boomers realize they have a 1-3 chance of becoming disabled during their working years." Many UNUM disability policy holders buy UNUM short and long term disability coverage to "replace part of your income so you can focus on recovery instead of worrying about your ability to pay the bills." Unfortunately, The Law Offices of Nancy L. Cavey, your UNUM Disability Denial Lawyers, know all to...

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