Medical Issues

The Importance of Medical Treatment in a Social Security Disability Claim

September 12, 2019 by
The Importance of Medical Treatment in a Social Security Disability Claim

Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

It bears repeating that in order to establish that you are disabled under the Social Security Act, you must have a "medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s)" that has lasted, or can be expected to last, at least a year. This ...

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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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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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