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Better Understanding Disability Phone Scams

Published on July 6th, 2020 by Eric Slepian

Those who are in the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits need to be aware of potential scammers. While you may think that you understand the types of scams that come to fruition, there’s no such thing as being overly prepared. Recent scammers have been preying on the emotion of fear to ultimately […]

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Sorting Through the Intricacies of Fibromyalgia to Prove Disability, Part 3

Published on July 5th, 2020 by Eric Slepian

Chronic, intense joint and muscle pain. Overwhelming fatigue. Painful and disruptive digestive problems. Difficulty concentrating and processing instructions. These and many more are symptoms of fibromyalgia, a sometimes misunderstood and potentially devastating disease. In parts 1 and 2 of this post, we talked about fibromyalgia (FM) and why it can be challenging to win a […]

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Do I Need to Tell My Doctor If I’m Filing for Disability?

Published on July 3rd, 2020 by Eric Slepian

If you’re in the process of applying for SSI in Flagstaff, AZ, the question of whether or not to tell your doctor that you’re applying may come to mind. The simple takeaway is yes, you should always tell your doctor that you’re applying for disability benefits. This is due to the fact that medical evidence […]

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Sorting Out the Intricacies of Fibromyalgia to Prove Disability, Part 2

Published on June 5th, 2020 by Eric Slepian

In part 1 of this post, we shared information about the challenges of a disability claim based on fibromyalgia (FM), a disease-causing widespread, chronic pain, as well as severe fatigue, confusion and a wide range of other symptoms. Because of the subjectivity and variability of symptoms, slow development of the disease and difficulty of diagnosis, […]

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Sorting Out the Intricacies of Fibromyalgia to Prove Disability, Part 1

Published on May 5th, 2020 by Eric Slepian

At Slepian Smith Ellexson, PLLC, our SSI lawyers in Glendale, AZ help Arizonans with fibromyalgia prove their eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) based on the disabling impact of this impairment. Fibromyalgia (FM) has many symptoms that are subjective, so careful preparation of the application or appeal includes extensive […]

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Wait Times for Social Security Disability Hearings Can Be Significant

Published on April 6th, 2020 by Eric Slepian

Most people who cannot work because of illness or injury struggle financially to pay their bills – including medical bills – and to keep their heads above water for themselves and for many, for their families. The disabling medical conditions, the stress and the emotional fallout are significantly challenging and rarely sustainable for the long […]

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SSDI and SSI benefits: What Is a Representative Payee?

Published on March 10th, 2020 by Eric Slepian

The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cash benefit programs based on recipients’ disabling medical conditions that prevent them from working. The money benefits from these programs are often crucially important to meeting the eligible recipients’ needs. When an SSDI or SSI recipient would be […]

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Your Go-To Disability Lawyer in Glendale

Published on March 2nd, 2020 by Eric Slepian

If you or a loved one is currently facing a disability, it’s easy to feel panicked, sad and overwhelmed about the long road ahead. The inability to hold a full-time, sustainable job when you are suffering from a mental or physical disability. Obtaining the disability benefits that you need to continue living at a comfortable […]

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Veterans Can Become Eligible for Multiple Support Programs

Published on February 14th, 2020 by Eric Slepian

Men and women who risked their lives to protect our country demonstrate a high level of bravery and courage. Sadly, many who come back have severe disabling conditions and have a hard time keeping employment due to their physical and psychological impairments. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 11% to 20% of soldiers […]

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Advocates for Disabled Critical of Proposed SSDI and SSI Rule Change

Published on February 12th, 2020 by Eric Slepian

The Social Security Administration (SSA) follows its own regulations that require periodic review of approved SSDI and SSI claims to determine whether benefit recipients are no longer disabled because of medical improvement (MI) – and therefore no longer eligible to receive benefits. The SSA published a notice in November 2019 proposing a regulatory change that […]

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