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DELAY SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FOR MORE MONEY

Congress reported that the Government Accountability Office ( GAO) showed that many individuals do not understand that claiming Social Security benefits at age 62 when you stop working or when you reach full retirement age at 66 or 67  may be a big mistake. Claiming benefits too early may be the most important error many […]

NEW TREATMENT FOR PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition affecting over a million people in the United States a year. It can significantly affect one’s ability to walk. Often, your  doctor may have prescribed various treatments such as arch supports, cortisone injections, physical therapy, different types of foot exercises and simply rest which have not helped.  Recently, a […]

Consider side effects from medications when applying for Social Security disability

In many cases of those applying for Social Security disability, medications can play a significant role in causing side effects which affect one’s ability to perform work tasks. That is why it is very important that an individual not fail to report these side effects to their treating doctor as well as on their application […]

CREDIBILITY: TELL THE TRUTH REGARDING YOUR DISABILITY

A little known fact among those applying for Social Security disability is an item called credibility which basically means are you telling the truth regarding your medical disability. It cannot be stressed strongly enough that being truthful and upfront about your medical problems is very important. Social Security considers this very important when evaluating your […]

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY AND COMPASSIONATE ALLOWANCES

When applying for Social Security disability there is a category called compassionate allowances where one can obtain benefits in a matter of weeks rather than months or years since the condition is extremely serious and life threatening.  It is important that medical evidence from your treating doctors be submitted as soon as possible in order […]

ARE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS TAXABLE?

Many believe that the benefits they receive from Social Security disability are not taxable. This is true for persons whose income does not rise to the level where taxes are imposed. However, in certain situations benefits are subject to taxes.  Essentially, there are two programs under which individuals are classified. Namely, SSDI and SSI.  SSDI […]

Reasons why you can be denied Social Security disability for bad knees, plantar fasciitis or any other reason

There are many reasons why one can be denied Social Security disability benefits as well as not receiving the most benefits.  Using an attorney familiar with disability cases can be a great benefit in avoiding a denial. He can also help you to receive the greatest amount of benefits.  The following are some of the […]

CANCELLING STUDENT LOANS FOR BORROWERS WITH DISABILITIES

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that student loan borrowers with disabilities that are expected to continue may be eligible for cancelling their loans.( Total and Permanent Disability loan discharge: TPD). This means that one has to be totally and permanently disabled.  President Obama titled this the Student Aid Bill of Rights. It is […]

CAN I GET SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY FOR SLEEP APNEA

Sleep apnea has become a serious medical problem in our nation. Many individuals are affected ranging from young people trying to make a living for a family to the elderly. Doctors often simply prescribe sleep medications which generally do not work very well or cause serious side effects.  Inability to have a good night’s sleep […]

Can I Get Social Security Disability For Dizziness, Vertigo and Hearing Loss

I am a claims examiner who has  reviewed many social security disability cases over the years and am familiar what information is needed to improve one’s chances for receiving benefits. Vertigo or dizziness can greatly affect your ability to work. Those affected experience a spinning sensation of their surroundings   associated with lightheartedness which can lead to poor balance, unsteadiness […]