Disability Lawyer Blog

Can an individual who is obese qualify for Social Security Disability benefits?

The answer would be that it is extremely unlikely if that is the only disability claimed. Until 1999, the Social Security Administration (SSA) allowed
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Can an individual who is obese qualify for Social Security Disability benefits?

The answer would be that it is extremely unlikely if that is the only disability claimed. Until 1999, the Social Security Administration (SSA) allowed
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What are the reasons for a Continuing Disability Review?

In most instances an approval for disability benefits can mean ongoing payments for a very long period of time. However, there are some people who exp
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Interstitial Cystitis – New Rules for Disability

Recently the Social Security Administration has passed Ruling 15-1p, which has new rules for evaluating how to find someone disabled if they have inte
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Drugs, Alcohol, and Social Security Disability

A common complaint you may hear regarding Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits is that many who receive them are chroni
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Can I get Social Security Disability Benefits for Chronic Pain?

To qualify for DIBS or SSI, you must first show Social Security that your pain is “medically determinable.” In other words, it is not enough to just s
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Can I receive Social Security Disability Benefits for mental illness?

Mental illness is a common reason for receiving social security disability benefits. There are a lot of different kinds of mental illness, and the Soc
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I have Muscular Dystrophy. Can I qualify for social security disability?

MD can also cause significant lung and breathing problems. If you have developed labored breathing as result of your MD, your RFC would probably state
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Continuing Eligibility for Disability Benefits

               The Social Security Administration (SSA) reevaluates the eligibility of previously approved claimants every few years to see if your di
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