Attorney Is Valuable In A Claim For Disability Benefits

An Attorney Is Valuable In A Claim For Disability Benefits

Many applicants for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits are under the impression that applying for benefits is as simple as contacting the Social Security Administration, filling out some forms, and submitting an application.  In fact, this isn’t the case.  The application process requires extensive paperwork, much of it not readily available or […]

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What We Currently Know About COVID-19 And Disability Benefits

We have been approached with questions about whether or not people who are suffering from or diagnosed with COVID-19 can receive disability benefits.  The short answer is, no, not right now.  Symptoms that result from COVID-19 are not likely enough to be found disabled and entitled to disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.  To […]

Compassionate Allowances: The Fast Track

When someone has applied for disability from the Department of Social Security, one of the hardest parts is the waiting game. The government is notorious for being slow to do anything and reviewing cases that could potentially qualify for disability is no exception. Fortunately, there is a fast-track available. For people to qualify for the […]

Alcohol Awareness Month: How will drinking affect my case?

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. In our practice, we sometime see individuals struggling with mental health issues or chronic pain turn to alcohol or substances for relief. This can affect the analysis of your social security claim. The Social Security Administration rule SSR 13-2p outlines the protocol for evaluating alcoholism and drug addiction in a […]

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Migraines and seizures

Migraines Can Be A Disability Can migraine headaches be severe enough to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits?    The short answer to this question is yes, though migraine headaches are undoubtedly evaluated differently than many other impairments under Social Security law.   Medically Determinable Impairment In order for any impairment to be evaluated, it […]

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Can I get disability for my heart condition?

If you have a heart condition that makes it difficult or impossible to work, you may want to consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits.  Even if you do not have a long work history, you may be eligible for benefits, or for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  But, before you start a claim, you will […]

Consultative Examinations

When seeking Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits, in  many claims, the Social Security Administration will schedule Consultative Examinations for you.  It will then use the results to help them determine the severity of your impairments. Do I need a consultative exam? Consultative examinations are conducted at the request and expense of the […]

Intellectual Disability

The rule which directs how a claim for intellectual disability, learning disability, mental retardation, low IQ or special needs is called Social Security Listing 12.05.  The listing states that if a person has a valid IQ score of 59 or less, and also displays adaptive functioning deficits that were present prior to the age of […]

Expedited Processing for Veterans who have a 100% VA Disability Rating

Expedited Processing for Veterans who have a 100% VA Disability RatingMany Veterans who are entitled to disability benefits through the Veterans Administration benefit system are also entitled to Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits based on their inability to sustain employment.  Because the processing time for those benefits is so long, the […]