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10 Common Causes of Social Security Disability Claims

Social Security lawyers know that there are a broad range of conditions that can lead to a disability diagnosis. Some of these conditions are preventable through healthy lifestyle choices, while others are entirely contingent upon a person’s genetics.

The Social Security Administration notes that the probability a person might become disabled before reaching retirement age is an astounding 1 in […]

Getting Multiple Sclerosis Social Security Disability Benefits Approval

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a progressive degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord. While many people diagnosed with MS lead long, normal lives, sometime the debilitating symptoms associated with MS – numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred vision, and severe fatigue – make it impossible for a person to continue performing […]

How Can A Houston Social Security Attorney Help You Get Benefits?

While many disabled Americans meet the requirements to qualify for Social Security disability payments, getting approved for the benefits they are entitled to can prove to be difficult. Having an experienced Houston Social Security attorney handling your Social Security disability claim can mean the difference between approval and rejection of your claim.

You don’t need an attorney to help you through […]

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed every October in the U.S. This is a time to raise awareness about the important issues facing Americans with disabilities while also celebrating their many contributions to the nation’s workforce.

This year, the theme for NDEAM is #InclusionWorks.

“By fostering a culture that embraces individual differences, including disabilities, businesses profit by having a wider […]

Social Media and Disability Claims

Social media has become a part of daily life for many Americans. Posts about our families, our friends, our jobs and our daily activities are so common as to be second nature. In most cases, these are completely harmless ways to share your life with those you love.

However, it’s important to remember that, even though these posts are aimed at […]

Macular Degeneration and Social Security Disability Benefits

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of central vision loss in Americans over the age of 50. February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month, a time to share information about this disease and help understand its impact on the lives of those who suffer from it.

While many with macular degeneration can function normally, those who are severely affected by the […]

Social Security Disability Benefits Could Be Cut 19% Next Year

Social Security disability recipients could face an automatic 19 percent reduction in benefits unless Congress acts quickly to replenish the system’s trust fund, according to the trustees that oversee both Social Security and Medicaid.

The trustees said the fund that provides these benefits is expected to run out of money by late 2016. When that happens, it will be up to […]

4 Levels of Exertion – How The SSA Classifies Work

When evaluating a disability claim, the Social Security Administration will look at your ability to perform different types of work. For example, a claim may be denied because the applicant is found to be able to do “light work.” What does this mean?

The SSA classifies work by 4 different levels of exertion – sedentary, light, medium and heavy work.


Sedentary work […]

Getting Ready For A Social Security Disability Hearing

If your claim for Social Security disability benefits has been denied, one of the steps in the appeals process is requesting a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. During the hearing, the judge will ask certain questions of the SSDI applicant.

Before your scheduled hearing, you should prepare responses for the questions below. The questions can be extensive and require very […]

How Are SSDI And SSI Different?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are two programs offered by the Social Security Administration that offer cash benefits to those who are disabled. The key difference in the SSDI and SSI programs are the qualifications required to be approved.

SSDI Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance is a cash benefit available to those who have physical or mental […]

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