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Disability determination should use multiple sources, study says

Published on July 3rd, 2019 by Eric Slepian

When deciding if someone can work despite having severe physical or mental medical impairments, ordinarily the decision-maker should consider multiple sources of information, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Evidence from vocational testing, medical records and other sources may be necessary to adequately assess a person’s ability to sustain […]

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Hepatitis C as a qualifying disability for SSDI

Published on June 21st, 2019 by Eric Slepian

We represent Social Security Disability Insurance claimants with many physical and mental impairments that prevent them from performing meaningful work. Hepatitis C is a serious liver disease that can cause severe disability for some of our clients. World Hepatitis Day It is a good time to revisit hepatitis C as World Hepatitis Day is coming up July 28. This […]

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Migraine awareness: Headaches can cause disability

Published on June 17th, 2019 by Eric Slepian

At our law firm, we fight for people whose headaches prevent them from working, either alone or in combination with other physical and mental impairments. Migraines and other headaches can cause excruciating pain and a variety of other difficult symptoms that may prevent productive work activity and can form the basis for an award of Social Security […]

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How does the Social Security Administration determine disability?

Published on June 6th, 2019 by Eric Slepian

When you apply to the Social Security Administration for Social Security Disability Insurance, it can seem mysterious what the agency is doing behind the curtain to decide if you are disabled and eligible for SSDI. Remember, disability for this purpose is different from disability for workers’ compensation or private disability insurance. SSDI is essentially public disability […]

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Part 2: How does the SSA evaluate fibromyalgia?

Published on May 22nd, 2019 by Eric Slepian

Today we continue our look at fibromyalgia, a potentially disabling illness that afflicts many of our clients. We work with them and their doctors to solidly establish their disability before the Social Security Administration (SSA) in their applications for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, known as SSDI and SSI, respectively. As we […]

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What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?

Published on May 9th, 2019 by Eric Slepian

Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, known respectively as SSDI and SSI, are benefit programs based on disability and administered by the federal Social Security Administration. The two programs, however, differ in terms of eligibility based on financial condition and work history, while sharing important aspects of eligibility based on disability. Main differences […]

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What happens at a Social Security Disability hearing?

Published on April 25th, 2019 by Eric Slepian

If your Social Security Disability application is denied, you have the option to ask for a hearing in front of an administrative law judge, who will reconsider your application and evidence surrounding your claim. It is wise to request a hearing after an initial claim and reconsideration are denied because a large percentage of claims […]

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Is It Difficult to Get Disability Benefits for Depression?

Published on April 23rd, 2019 by Eric Slepian

Depression is a debilitating mental health condition that can have a profound impact on a person’s ability to work and function in daily life. Unfortunately, getting disability benefits for depression can be a challenging process, even for those with a clear diagnosis and a long history of treatment. One reason that it is difficult to […]

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Dell plans to expand hiring program for adults with autism

Published on April 19th, 2019 by Eric Slepian

Some adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have long and fulfilling careers without many problems, while others struggle with holding down employment. In fact, Autism Speaks reports that more than half of young adults with autism do not find jobs or attain higher education in the two years after high school, and only 58 percent […]

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What are primary immunodeficiency diseases?

Published on April 2nd, 2019 by Eric Slepian

Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI) include more than 350 chronic and rare disorders that result from the body’s immune system not functioning as it should. April happens to be Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness Month, so we thought now would be a great time to discuss PI and how Social Security Disability benefits may be available to sufferers. […]

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