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Social Security Disability and Testifying at Your Hearing

Typically, an administrative law judge (ALJ) will conduct a hearing. During this hearing the Claimant will often testify. Other witnesses, such as a spouse, friend or child, can also testify on the Claimant’s behalf. I often have a family member te… Read More
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Social Security Website

Social Security Tip: If you have questions about social security benefits you should first start with their website: http://www.ssa.gov/ .This website is often updated and very informative. Read More
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Social Security Disability - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

I found this article on AOL.com., http://h30405.www3.hp.com/print/pdf/6GK6VB7PO1CD/news_large. There is new research on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), also known as Spastic Colon or Mucous Colitis, is a digestive disorder characterized by an abnorma… Read More
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How many work credits are needed for Social Security Disability?

Social Security insured status depends completely upon quarters of coverage, a.k.a. work credits, for both fully insured and disability insured status. To be fully insured, you need at least one quarter of coverage for each year after the year you tu… Read More
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Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Social Security Disability

If you have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma you should apply for Social Security Disability. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a type of cancer that begins in your lymphatic system. The lymphatic system produces white blood cells that protect… Read More
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Social Security Appeal: What Happens if I go to the Social Security Hearing Without an Attorney?

There is no requirement that you have an attorney in order to appear in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at a Social Security Disability hearing. However, the ALJ should inform you of your right to find a representative and should fully inq… Read More
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Minor Disabling Conditions

Often times when we are interviewing clients with regard to their Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability or Long-Term Disability case we ask the client for a list of their disabilities. Usually the client only gives us the most important… Read More
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Mental Illness and Social Security Law

Some people think that if they have a diagnosis such as “depression” or “schizophrenia,” the Social Security Administration will automatically grant benefits. That is not true. You can’t get benefits just because you have a label like “sc… Read More
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Lyme Disease and Social Security Law

Lyme disease is a bacterial illness caused by a bacterium called a “spirochete. Lyme disease is a disorder that can involve a number of different body systems (musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiovascular). The site where the tick bites the bo… Read More
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Initial Social Security Application for Benefits

Have questions about applying for Social Security Disability? Our office can help you. We will sit down with you and complete your initial application online and continue to represent you throughout your SSD or SSI case. Our disability lawyers know w… Read More
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