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 By Diana Wade    Community    March 28, 2020 

Should I use an Advocate for my hearing?

The Government Account Office or GAO announces: “The public is three times more likely to receive...

 

Can 'pseudobulbar affect' qualify for disability?

Question: A few months ago, my 60-year-old husband began acting very strange. He began either...

 

Why age is a factor for disability benefits

The rules and regulations for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental...

 

Can Chronic Anemia qualify for Social Security Disability?

Individuals who suffer from Chronic Anemia face symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, shortness of...

 

Can Carpal Tunnel Syndrome qualify for benefits?

Carpal tunnel syndrome generally is caused by the thickening of the tendons from the forearm to the...

 

Things you can do to help prepare for – and win – a disability case

Are you ready for your Administrative Law Judge hearing? Most people have no idea what the judge is...

 

Can Post Laminectomy Syndrome qualify for Social Security Disability?

Question: I am a 38-year-old male. I have had three laminectomies in the past five years. I was...

 

Can Polycythemia Vera qualify for Social Security Disability?

Question: I am a 60-year-old man just diagnosed with Polycythemia vera. I am now unable to work due...

 

Can Arnold Chiari malformation qualify for disability?

Question: I am a 54-year-old woman with Arnold Chiari malformation. I worked as a medical assistant...

 

What does date last insured mean for disability?

Question: I am a 57-year-old woman with Multiple Sclerosis. MS forced me to stop working seven years...

 

Can autism spectrum disorder qualify for disability benefits?

Question: My son is a high functioning autistic adult, 25 years old. He has tried to get jobs, but...

 

Can Lyme Disease qualify for Social Security benefits?

Question: Last summer my kids and I went camping in the mountains. I thought we were careful about...

 

Can Peripheral Neuropathy qualify for Social Security disability?

What exactly is peripheral neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy occurs when there is damage to the...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    August 3, 2019

Can a combination of symptoms qualify for disability?

Ask the Advocate: I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PO...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    July 20, 2019

Using an advocate vs. an attorney, what's the difference?

I often get calls asking about whether someone should use an attorney or an advocate. My short...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    July 6, 2019

Can a tumor in my pituitary gland qualify for Disability?

Pituitary gland disorders are a result of a malfunction of the pituitary gland, a tiny but vital gla...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    June 22, 2019

Can connective tissue disease qualify for Social Security disability?

Question: My rheumatologist just told me I have connective tissue disease. He is sending me out for...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    June 8, 2019

Can migraine headaches qualify for Social Security disability?

Question: I am 33 years old and have had migraine headaches since I was 16. I have had MRI's of my...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    May 11, 2019

Things you can do to help prepare for – and win – a disability case

Question: I have a hearing coming up in the next several months. I am very worried that I won't be...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    April 13, 2019

Can Lyme Disease qualify for Social Security benefits?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Lyme Disease is caused by...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    March 30, 2019

Can Fibromyalgia qualify for Social Security?

Fibromyalgia is now a recognized medically determinable impairment by Social Security. I will talk...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    March 2, 2019

Can Sjögren's syndrome qualify for Social Security Disability?

Sjögren's syndrome is an immune-mediated disorder of the exocrine glands. Involvement of the lacrim...

 

Can Hidradenitis Suppurativa qualify for Social Security Disability?

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a serious skin disease that tragically is often misdiagnosed. Becau...

 

Can Huntington's Disease qualify for Social Security Disability?

Huntington disease (HD) is a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by...

 

Can I get Social Security Disability if I need to use a cane?

Question: I am a 53 year old man with severe diabetes. I have such bad neuropathy in my feet and...

 

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