Social Security Rules & Definitions

New Multiple Sclerosis Listing

September 8, 2017 by

Effective September 29, 2016, the Social Security Administration revised its medical criteria for evaluating neurological disorders.

As you may recall, one way to prove you are disabled is to meet (or equal in severity) one of Social Security's medical listings.  The neurological conditions include: epilepsy, vascular insult to the brain ...

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Social Security Disability Myths

September 5, 2017 by

Here are some common Social Security Disability Myths

Social Security Disability Myths abound.  Here are some of the more common ones we've heard.

Social Security Disability Myths.  Myth # 1. 

"You have to be over age 50 to get disability benefits" is a common Social Security Disability Myth.  This simply ...

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SSI Disability

August 31, 2017 by

It is important to remember to file for all Social Security disability benefits, which may include SSI disability benefits

For example, when filing online, many folks forget to check off the box asking if they want to file for SSI disability benefits. This can be a big mistake!

There are ...

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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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