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can I get disability for arthritis of my hands?

You can obtain Social Security Disability for arthritis involving your hands if you meet their specific requirements. Arthritis of the hands is a common condition affecting many individuals. It may be mild and not interfere with your ability to perform your work duties or may be so severe that you cannot use your hands to […]

Can I Get Social Security Disability For Chronic Severe Pain? The short answer is no.

The short answer is no. Simply stating that you cannot work due to severe pain is not enough to qualify you for getting Social Security Disability benefits. According to rules of Social Security you must have what they call a severe medically determinable impairment which may be mental or physical. This means that your medical […]

LONG WAITS FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY

One of the most distressing situations facing Social Security applicants are the very long delays for those waiting for hearings after they were initially denied benefits. Each month the list grows. Many have died awaiting hearings. From September 2015 to September 2016 it was reported that many individuals had waited over 400 days for a […]

HOW A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION SHOULD BE PERFORMED

HOW A THOROUGH PHYSICAL EXAM SHOULD BE PERFORMED The public does not generally understand what is involved in performing a complete and thorough physical examination. It is not the purpose of this article to provide the average person with a detailed knowledge of how to perform an examination, but if it can give one some […]

What do BMI levels tell us?

BMI stands for body mass index and is a method of calculating how much you should weigh based on your height. As an example, a BMI under 18 is considered being underweight, 18 to 25 is considered normal, 25 to 30 indicates being overweight; over 30 indicates being obese and those in the range of […]

How does Social Security define disability?

Most individuals applying for Social Security disability do not understand what is basically required to obtain disability benefits. Simply stating that you cannot work due to severe back pain or I have great difficulty walking because of pain in my knees is not enough to convince those who make the decision as to whether you […]

Can I get Social Security disability for eye floaters?

Eye floaters are spots that one sees especially when looking at a bright background such as the sky or a white wall. They may appear as tiny spots or specks that appear to move around in your field of vision.  They are not uncommon, usually occurring between 50 and 75 years of age;  They are […]

KNEE PAIN MAY BE DUE TO BACK PROBLEMS

There is a condition where pain is felt at a place other than where the cause is situated. This is called referred pain.  An example is heart pain which may be felt in the jaw, back or arms and not in the chest. Pain from the pancreas may be felt in the back.  Occasionally, pain […]

WHAT IS A MEDICALLY DETERMINABLE IMPAIRMENT?

In order to receive Social Security disability payments, you must have what is called a medically determinable impairment which in simple terms means a serious medical condition; the main point is that your condition should not be temporary; it must last or be expected to last at least 12 months. Also, it must be supported […]

HOW TO APPEAL IF DENIED SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

It is a well known fact that many applicants are denied when initially trying to obtain Social Security Disability benefits.  If your are turned down there are steps you can take to try to reverse this decision.  1. Write a request for a reevaluation. This must be done within 60 days of receiving your denial […]