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Migraine awareness: Headaches can cause disability

Published on June 17th, 2019 by Web Master

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 Web Master

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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June is PTSD Awareness Month: Honoring our clients with PTSD

Published on June 4th, 2019 by Web Master

At our law firm, we work with clients who have post traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD, a serious disorder based on severe symptoms that manifest from previous trauma like that experienced in combat or disaster or from abuse or violence. We work hard to help PTSD claimants gather evidence the Social Security Administration requires […]

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Part 2: How does the SSA evaluate fibromyalgia?

Published on May 22nd, 2019 by Web Master

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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Part 1: Fibromyalgia and recent medical advances

Published on May 20th, 2019 by Web Master

Fibromyalgia is a serious disease that can prevent people from working. At our law firm, we regularly represent Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Insurance claimants with fibromyalgia in their struggle to prove to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that their symptoms and limitations are disabling. We have written about fibromyalgia in this space before, but recent medical […]

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What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?

Published on May 9th, 2019 by Web Master

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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The devastating effects of Huntington’s Disease

Published on May 2nd, 2019 by Web Master

May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month, which is a time when advocacy and support groups throughout the world raise awareness about the condition. Huntington’s Disease (HD) is often compared to having the symptoms of ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s all at once, which makes it a devastating disease. It impairs a person’s ability to think, talk […]

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What happens at a Social Security Disability hearing?

Published on April 25th, 2019 by Web Master

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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Why is it so difficult to get disability benefits for depression?

Published on April 23rd, 2019 by Web Master

Depression is a common condition cited on Social Security Disability applications, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy for people with depression to secure benefits. Like other conditions with symptoms that are based on emotional distress, a disability based on depression can be difficult to prove to the Social Security Administration because the symptoms are often difficult […]

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Dell plans to expand hiring program for adults with autism

Published on April 19th, 2019 by Web Master

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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