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23 Jan

Social Security Disability and HIV/AIDS

Many individuals with HIV/AIDS are able to work and perform normal daily activities for many years after their initial diagnoses. For this reason, a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS alone is usually not sufficient to prevail in a claim for Social Security disability benefits. As with most impairments and diseases, a specific degree of severity is required

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19 Jan

Social Security to Fast Track Disability Claims

The Social Security Agency is aiming to process claims faster to help ease the burden for those who have a condition which causes them to be disabled. This is being done by the expansion of a program which fast tracks the processing of disability claims for anyone with a serious condition. For example, a few

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15 Jan

Social Security Disability and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disease that causes widespread pain and tenderness. The pain and tenderness tend to fluctuate, and they can afflict different parts of the body at different times. People suffering from chronic Fibromyalgia are fatigued and frequently suffer sleep problems. They also report issues with memory and clear thinking known as “Fibro Fog.” Fibromyalgia

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11 Jan

Cardiovascular Diseases and Social Security Disability Evaluations

The two most common cardiovascular ailments evaluated for disability by Social Security judges are ischemic heart disease and chronic heart failure. The most objective measure that judges rely on in assessing the severity of the cardiac impairment is the Exercise Tolerance (or “Stress”) Test (“ETT”). ETTs measure the claimant’s aerobic abilities: their ability to walk

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09 Jan

Many Disability Claims are Awarded Improperly

Recently an 18 month investigation into the awarding of social security benefits has wrapped up and the conclusion was that the SSA has improperly awarded benefits to over 25% of the cases between 2006 and 2010. The findings of this report claim that this has the potential to cost tax payers millions. Since January 2009

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05 Jan

Psychiatric Impairments and Disability

A different procedure is followed for evaluating Social Security disability claims alleging psychiatric or mental impairments than that which is followed for claims based on physical or exertional limitations. As with claims based on physical limitations, any disability evaluation will focus on whether the impairment precludes the claimant from engaging in meaningful work activity. For

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26 Dec

The SSA Adds 35 Conditions to Compassionate Allowances Program

If you have a disability, but were previously unable to participate in the Compassionate Allowances program, there is some good news for you. The Social Security Administration has added 35 conditions to the program resulting in a total of 200 conditions that are now covered. Compassionate Allowances are one method of speeding up the claims

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24 Dec

The Plan to Cut Veterans Disability Benefits

Currently in Washington DC, Congressional Republicans are proposing to cut the benefits of disabled veterans by changing how cost of living is adjusted which can result in lost benefits for many disabled veterans. According to the Social Security Administration, “permanently disabled veterans who started receiving VA disability benefits at age 30 would see their benefits

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09 Dec

Does Social Security Award Disability to Children?

Parents commonly want to know if their children are eligible for any disability insurance from the Social Security Administration (SSA).  The SSA does pay disability benefits on behalf of children, and the funds are usually dispersed to their parents. What sort of disability award can I receive on behalf of my child? When children meet

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