Disability Lawyer


Gulf War Illnesses (GWI) and Social Security Benefits

What is Gulf War Illness? And, how can it relate to filing for Social Security Disability Benefits? Gulf War Illness is a debilitating array of symptoms experienced by roughly 30% of Operation Desert Storm deployed U.S. forces. The symptoms can include unexplained widespread pain, fat
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What is Necrotizing Fasciitis?

Recently, I met with an individual who was diagnosed with a very rare bacterial infection known as necrotizing fasciitis. Necrotizing fasciitis is known by other names, but it is most commonly called either the flesh-eating disease, necrotizing soft tissue infection, flesh-eating bact
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Friedreichs Ataxia

Recently I met a young woman who was applying for social security disability benefits who had been diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia.  This is a debilitating and life-shortening genetic neuro-muscular disease.  About 1 in 50,000 people in the United States have this disease.  Unfortu
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What Happens to My Claim if I Die before a Decision is made?

As you may know, it can take anywhere from 12-16 months for you to be given a hearing date after you have applied for Social Security Disability Benefits or Social Security Income.  Unfortunately, for some claimants, they don’t live to this hearing date. An accident could happen, or t
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Veterans: Social Security Disability Benefits and VA Benefits

In addition to applying for VA Benefits, a disabled veteran may also want to consider applying for Social Security Disability Benefits. However, before applying for Social Security Disability Benefits it is important to note a couple differences in the process used in awarding benefit
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The Impact of a Drug Addiction on Your Social Security Disability Claim

If you find yourself applying for Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) while dealing with a drug/alcohol addiction, you might be wondering how such addiction will impact your claim.  Overall, your addiction will force the Social Security Administra
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Who will be at My Social Security Disability Hearing?

During the process of trying to receive Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income, it is not uncommon for one to be denied during their initial claim (a majority are denied).  This is nothing to be too worried about, either, even though it may be frustrating.
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Why Should I Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney?

Before applying for Social Security disability, you should decide whether or not you want legal representation during the process.  You are not required to have an attorney when applying for Social Security disability, but they are very beneficial to have.  Also remember that if at fi
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My doctor said I can’t work! Why was I denied?

When your doctor says you can’t work, it is logical to think that your case is a “slam dunk.” After all, this is a medical professional, and also the person who usually knows your medical conditions better than anyone. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) does not s
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4 Tips to Hiring Quality Social Security Representation

If you are disabled and plan to apply for Social Security benefits, many of you want a good attorney at a reputable law firm.  Who do you look for?  Should my attorney focus on Social Security law alone?  Does size of the law firm matter? Rest assured, good lawyers are out there.  If
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