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Illinois Social Security disability lawyer helps clients nationwide with SSDI & SSI disability. Attorney Richard I. Feingold offers free consult regarding disability benefits law.

What Is a Disability? Get Free Answers Here

August 20, 2014 by

What is a disability? “Disability” is a fairly vague term that can mean a lot of different things in different contexts. According to the American Disability Association, a disability is any physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities.  Social Security takes this definition one step ...

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Published in Medical Issues

Social Security Disability and Work: Determining Residual Functional Capacity

January 20, 2013 by
Social Security Disability and Work: Determining Residual Functional Capacity

For Social Security Disability, work ability may depend upon what is one's Residual Functional Capacity (RFC). This can play a critical role in determining whether a claimant is eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or SSI. If a claimant’s impairments do not satisfy the requirements of the Listings ...

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Published in Work Issues

Social Security Disability & Mental Health Issues

January 19, 2013 by
Social Security Disability & Mental Health Issues

When applying for Social Security Disability, mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, may contribute significantly to your impairments and increase your chances of receiving an award of benefits.

It’s not uncommon for us to recommend that clients with physical disabilities seek out the services of a psychiatrist or ...

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Published in Mental Health

New Compassionate Allowances for Social Security Disability Claims

January 18, 2013 by
New Compassionate Allowances for Social Security Disability Claims

In 2011 new Compassionate Allowances for Social Security Disability claims were added to Social Security’s list of medical conditions that allow disabled individuals to get their disability decisions expedited when they apply for disability benefits.

Compassionate Allowances are a list of diseases and other medical conditions that, by definition, meet ...

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Published in Medical Issues