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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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Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2017

November 17, 2016 by

If you receive Social Security benefits of any kind, you are probably familiar with the Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Its purpose is to ensure your benefits keep pace with inflation.

The Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2017 is near 0%!

Social Security rolls out new ...

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Obesity and Social Security Disability Benefits

June 20, 2016 by

There is an obesity epidemic in the United States

As a result, more people with obesity are applying for Social Security disability benefits. This includes Disability Insurance and SSI disability benefits.  Since this is such a widespread illness, it is important to know what it means to be obese and ...

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