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January 2018 Archives

My SSI application was denied. What options do I have?

On this blog, we have examined the many challenges and frustrations people often encounter when applying for benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Unfortunately, many people have valid applications denied initially.

Can you receive disability benefits for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common nerve condition caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist, called the median nerve. The swelling of the surrounding tendons narrows the tunnel around the nerve, which puts pressure on the median nerve. The pressure from the swelling can lead to loss of motor functions, which can leave the afflicted person unable to work.

Steps you can take to strengthen your medical evidence

Medical evidence is one of the primary factors the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers when assessing a person’s application for disability benefits. As such, it is vital that applicants provide as much relevant medical evidence as possible.