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 By Diana Wade    Community    March 28, 2015

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

1. Tell all your doctors about all your symptoms.  If you have depression and you go to your primary doctor or a referral to a specialist, fill out a health questionnaire, and check “NO, you do not...

 

Why did the judge say I wasn't credible?

In every Social Security Disability claim the Social Security Administration (SSA) or, in this case the judge, making the final decision must determine how credible or believable the claimant is...

 

Blindness and Social Security Disability Benefits

Being blind or having a visual impairment can be very financially taxing. Not only are there direct medical costs, such as doctor visits, medications, nursing home care and guide dogs, but there are...

 

Hearing Loss & Social Security Disability

Hearing Loss - Condition and Symptoms A person hears when sound waves inside the ear are converted into nerve signals that are recognized by the brain as sound. The eardrum and three bones in the...

 

Hearing Loss and Social Security Disability

A person hears when sound waves inside the ear are converted into nerve signals that are recognized by the brain as sound. The eardrum and three bones in the middle ear amplify sound vibrations as...

 

Autism and Social Security Disability

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neuro-developmental disorder that affects how the brain processes information. Symptoms of Autism vary in both type and degree and can develop gradually, but the...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    August 2, 2014

Does Graves Disease Qualify?

Graves disease is an autoimmune disease, which is a disorder characterized by the body not recognizing itself, causing it to attack its own tissues and cells. Graves disease most often affects the...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    June 21, 2014

Will my Benefits Stop?

Whether you are collecting Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your medical records will be reviewed periodically to see if you are still disabled enough for benef...

 

Using an Advocate vs. an Attorney

I often get calls asking about whether someone should to use an attorney or an advocate. My short answer is “there is no difference.” Attorneys and Advocates both represent claimants the same way...

 

Parkinson's Disease & Social Security Disability

In order for Social Security to determine support for Parkinson’s disease, it must be severe enough to significantly limit one’s ability to perform basic work activities needed to do most jobs....

 

When the Judge Asks: 'How far can You Walk?'

One question the judge is likely to ask you at your SSD hearing is “How far can you walk?” Your first inclination might be to give a simple straightforward answer like: “Two blocks.” But an...

 

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