Medical Issues

Nonexertional components of work

July 16, 2017 by

Exertional vs. Nonexertional Limitations - What's the difference?

Your illnesses, injuries, and related symptoms can cause limitations that make it harder to function at work.  These limitations can be caused by pain as well as struggles with concentration and focus.  Social Security may have to evaluate your ability to do ...

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Depressive Disorder and Social Security Disability

June 26, 2017 by

What is Depressive Disorder?

Pretty much everyone experiences sadness from time to time.  After all, change and rejection are natural parts of life.  However, if depression prevents you from working over an extended time frame, it may be a sign of depressive disorder.  The American Psychiatric Association (APA) says that common ...

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Anxiety and Social Security Disability Benefits

May 27, 2017 by

Being nervous is an unavoidable part of life; worry is just a natural human responses to possible danger. Too much nervousness, however, can seriously impair daily productivity and focus and cause anxiety.

Anxiety disorder is one of the most common emotional disorders.  According to National Institute of Mental Health, ...

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Inflammatory Arthritis and Social Security Disability – The Listings of Impairments

January 11, 2017 by

In our last post, we discussed Social Security's 5-step sequential evaluation process for adult disability claims.  At Step 3, Social Security determines if a claimant's impairments, either singly or in combination, meet or equal in severity one of SSA's listed impairments.  Social Security's Listing of Impairments describes for each major ...

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