web analytics

Less individuals applying for Social Security Disability

There is evidence of fewer individuals applying for disability benefits.  There are several reasons for this.   1. Social Security Disability has generally made it more difficult for one to be allowed due to stricter standards.  2. An improved economy.  3. An increasing number of baby boomers have become eligible for Medicare. Fewer than 1.5 […]

SOCIAL SECURITY MAKING IT HARDER TO GET DISABILITY

Social Security has made it more difficult to get disability since March of 2017. It has announced that it will no longer give special weight to the opinion of your main treating doctor. In the past, the opinion of your doctor who was treating your most important condition was given more special weight than other […]

GET DISABILITY FOR JOBS REQUIRING GOOD USE OF HANDS

The use of one’s hands for work is very important for those alleging inability to perform their jobs due to various medical problems involving their hands. There are several medical conditions which may cause difficulty resulting in inability to  have full and complete use of the hands.  Among them are carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s contraction, arthritis, […]

SOC. SECURITY APPLICANTS SHOULD ALWAYS APPEAL IF DENIED

About three quarters of Social Security Disability applicants are denied when first applying. However, many individuals simply fail to appeal.  Because applying for disability is a complex task, it is extremely important to use the services of an attorney familiar with disability cases.  It is also very important to understand that you should not miss […]

Basic Rules For Social Security When Considering You Disabled

There are certain basic rules that Social Security considers you  to be disabled whether you have a physical or mental problem.   1. Your disability must last or be expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.  2. You are unable to perform work that you did before. 3. You […]

Recent Disability News: Treating Physician’s Statements Weakened

Previously, statements from your treating doctor concerning your medical problems were seriously considered by those reviewing  your case. However, the government has now put a new road block on your chances for getting benefits. Even prior to this new rule it was very difficult to win a case.  Less than 50% who apply are successful. […]

LONGER AND LONGER WAIT TIMES FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CASES

There are several causes for increasing  lengths of time to resolve Social Security disability cases. Basically, the main reasons are insufficient number of individuals employed by Security Security in various divisions to handle the tremendous workload which increases every year. In addition, there are not enough administrative law judges(ALJ) to review cases on appeal.  Currently, […]

Taking Too Many Medications Can Be Dangerous

Taking too many prescribed medications can have serious consequences to your health.  It is a well known fact that many individuals are taking more prescribed medications than ever before. Side effects from taking multiple medications are fairly common and often not considered when a patient complains of various symptoms. It is not unusual for some […]

Medical records are the key to getting Social Security Disability

Medical records of your mental or physical problems are the key to obtaining Social Security disability. It is vital that all your treating sources  especially your doctor’s medical notes concerning your case be sent to the office in your particular state that reviews your case. It may not be an easy task for various reasons. […]

INCREASED WAIT TIMES FOR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITYD

Because of President Trump’s proposed federal hiring freeze, the backlog for appeals for Social Security Disability will take even longer; an average case can take more than a year. Appeal cases occur when an individual applying for disability has been intially denied. These cases are heard before an administrative law judge, called an ALJ. This […]