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Fibromyalgia: Understanding the basics

Published on December 8th, 2017 by Eric Slepian

Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the entire body. It’s a complicated disorder that can be hard to diagnose. While the cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, symptoms may begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or following psychological stress. It’s also a disorder that can make it difficult or impossible to work. Given the severity […]

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Challenges to expect when the SSA evaluates your ability to work

Published on December 1st, 2017 by Eric Slepian

One of the most difficult elements of applying for Social Security disability benefits is being able to prove not just that you cannot perform your job, but that you cannot perform any type of job on a full time basis. This can be very frustrating because the decision on whether you have the ability to work is […]

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Can I receive disability benefits for stress?

Published on November 24th, 2017 by Eric Slepian

Millions of Americans struggle with stress to some degree. For some, it is a passing, if frustrating, condition that is well managed. For others, stress is a pervasive and debilitating condition. Many people fall somewhere in the middle. This means there is no easy answer to the question posed above. However, if you suffer from […]

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Can I collect SSI?

Published on November 17th, 2017 by Eric Slepian

People who are disabled and cannot work are often eligible to receive some type of financial support. However, there are different types of support available, which people fail to recognize. For instance, if you or a loved one is disabled and cannot work, you might think that collecting benefits through Social Security Disability insurance is […]

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Can I avoid or minimize long wait times for SSDI benefits?

Published on November 13th, 2017 by Eric Slepian

Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. are currently waiting to learn if the Social Security Administration will approve or deny their applications for disability benefits. This is a massive backlog that can be incredibly frustrating for the disabled applicants who deserve and need financial support. As frustrating as these long wait times can […]

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Getting disability benefits for back pain

Published on October 26th, 2017 by Eric Slepian

If you have severe back pain and are struggling to work, you may be wondering what you are going to do. Going to work each day can cause you to feel debilitating pain. You cannot simply keep calling off sick or asking to go home early. You may be wondering if you qualify for Social […]

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What can I expect from the SSDI application process?

Published on October 19th, 2017 by Eric Slepian

Question: About ten years ago, I was in a serious accident. I was hurt pretty bad–in fact they weren’t sure I would make it. As a result of that accident, I’ve been struggling with anxiety and depression and although I have taken two separate leaves of absence from work, the time away is not helping. […]

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Preparation Helpful for Social Security Disability Hearings

Published on October 4th, 2017 by Eric Slepian

If an Arizona resident of average working age is incapable of engaging in gainful employment tasks due to a physical or mental impairment, he or she may be eligible for certain benefits. The process involved in filing for Social Security disability benefits is often complex, and not every request is granted. If a particular claim […]

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Can my regular doctor fill out my disability forms?

Published on October 2nd, 2017 by Eric Slepian

If you are considering applying for Social Security disability benefits, you may wonder whether your regular doctor can help with verifying your condition, or if you must visit a special doctor. The good news is that in many cases, it is perfectly fine, even encouraged, for your doctor to help. After all, this is the […]

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4 Application Mistakes That Jeopardize Your Disability Benefits

Published on September 25th, 2017 by Eric Slepian

Suffering from a disabling injury or illness can turn your life upside down. You can be in and out of the hospital, struggling with depression and finding it all but impossible to provide for yourself and your family. This last point can be especially true if you are unable to work. Under these circumstances, you […]

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