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Chronic Headaches and Social Security Disability: Is it Possible to Get Benefits?

Chronic Headaches and Social Security Disability: Is it Possible to Get Benefits? For those whose headaches are persistent, severe, and do not respond to common pain medications, all of the aspects of normal life may become too burdensome to bear. If the pain prevents a person from sustaining regular employment, they sometimes file for Social …

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How Your Work History Impacts Your Social Security Disability Claim

How Your Work History Impacts Your Social Security Disability Claim Working in the Social Security Disability field, one question we commonly hear is, “Why does my work history matter so much? Yeah, I used to work, but I’m disabled now… So why does the Disability examiner need to know what I could do before?”   …

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Can Medical Experts Help with Social Security Disability Claims?

Can Medical Experts Help with Social Security Disability Claims? Insufficient medical evidence is one of the most common reasons for denials of Social Security Disability claims. This fact might lead you to wonder if a medical expert would help you gain approval upon appeal. The answer is: You still need adequate evidence from a doctor, …

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4 Social Security Disability Myths You Should Ignore

4 Social Security Disability Myths You Should Ignore Social Security is one of our largest government programs. Between regular retirement and disability claims, the Administration handles millions of cases per year. So, it’s no wonder that people get confused regarding various rules and procedures. But if you’ve heard any of these “facts” about Social Security …

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Social Security Disability for Heart Conditions

Social Security Disability for Heart Conditions If you suffer from a serious heart condition, at some point you might decide to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Social Security does indeed approve some disability applications for heart conditions, with most falling under the SSA impairment listings for ischemic heart disease (coronary artery disease and heart …

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How to Prepare for a Social Security Disability Hearing

How to Prepare for a Social Security Disability Hearing If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability benefits, keep in mind that two-thirds of claims are initially denied. You do have the right to appeal the decision, and proceed through the appeals process. At some point, you will likely end up at a Disability hearing, and …

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Disability Recipients’ Social Media Could be Monitored

Disability Recipients’ Social Media Could be Monitored Fraudulent Social Security Disability claims have been a concern of many for years. But within a system as large and complex as Social Security, it can be difficult to implement any single policy to weed out fraudulent claims. The Social Security Administration simply does the best it can. …

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Social Security Disability for Vision and Hearing Loss

Social Security Disability for Vision and Hearing Loss Sometimes, it can be relatively easy to determine whether a person will qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. At other times, the situation is more difficult and confusing to determine. These are the cases that are often denied, and proceed through a (sometimes lengthy) appeals process. It …

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