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Social Security Disability and Lupus

The other day I had a Social Security Disability hearing for a client who suffers from lupus. It is also called or systemic lupus erythmatosus. Lupus is a chronic disorder that involves exacerbations and remissions and involves multiple body systems.… Read More
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Social Security Disability Question - How Much Will I Get Paid?

Often after winning a case or even while a case is pending, a client will ask how much will I get paid monthly from the social security administration? The dollar amount Social Security Disability or SSi benefits an individual will get depends on how… Read More
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What Happens when Social Security Disability Claimant Dies While Case is Pending?

From start to finish, Social Security Disability claims can take from one to two years in Michigan. Unfortunately, during this time it is possible for a claimant to pass away while his/her case is pending. This has happened twice in the past few mont… Read More
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Social Security Disability Benefits and Compassionate Allowances

Social Security has an obligation to provide benefits quickly to applicants whose medical conditions are so serious that their conditions obviously meet disability standards. Compassionate allowances are a way of quickly identifying diseases and othe… Read More
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Social Security Disability and Sleep Related Breathing Disorders

Sleep-related breathing disorders are evaluated under the category of impairments known as the Respiratory System –– Medical Listing 3.10. Sleep-related breathing disorders (sleep apneas) are caused by periodic cessation of respiration associated… Read More
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Social Security Disability: Alcohol and Drugs

We recently had a client who was clearly disabled because she suffered from bad seizures. When we went to the hearing the Social Security Judge would only focus on the fact that the client was an alcoholic and not her physical disabilities. The Clien… Read More
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Social Security benefits will NOT Increase in 2011

The government says there will be no increase in Social Security benefits next year, the second year in a row without an increase for more than 58 million retirees and disabled Americans. The Social Security Administration said Friday that inflation… Read More
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Is Age a Factor in the Social Security Disability Process?

Age can be a factor when it comes to deciding the outcome of your Social Security Disability case. Social Security has to consider age, because that is what the Social Security Act requires. As people get older, they become less adaptable, less able… Read More
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Social Security Disability and Asthma

About 22 million people in the United States are sufferers of asthma with roughly 6 million of those being children. Asthma is a type of chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD). It is a chronic inflammatory disease of the breathing or bronchial tubes… Read More
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Social Security Disability and Filing Your Appeal

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, there is a good chance that your application will be denied. Frequently deserving cases will be denied because the Social Security claims agent does not have medical records or other documentati… Read More
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