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Social Security Disability Requirements for Claimants with Pancreatic Cancer

Published on August 9th, 2018

The Social Security Administration typically approves applications for disability benefits from people with pancreatic cancer. Specifically, the SSA provides Social Security disability for two kinds of pancreatic cancer: exocrine carcinoma and islet cell carcinoma. Exocrine cancer targets exocrine cells that support nutrient absorption and islet cell carcinoma affects pancreatic cells producing insulin. Over 95 percent […]


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How Much Does a Social Security Disability Lawyer Cost?

Published on June 28th, 2018

A Social Security disability lawyer offers legal assistance to people trying to get SSI or SSDI benefits on “contingency”. This means if disability applicants do not pay their attorney unless they win their claim. Since many Social Security disability claims may extend over several years, lawyers understand financially unstable clients cannot pay them until they […]


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What Is a Technical Denial in a Disability Case?

Published on June 26th, 2018

The majority of Social Security disability applications are denied because the applicant did not adequately prove they were too disabled to work. A smaller percentage is denied for nonmedical reasons. Referred to as a “technical denial”, these denials are eligible for appeal in front of the SSA Appeals Council. What are Examples of an SSD […]


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How Does my Work History Affect My Disability Application?

Published on June 8th, 2018

Work history only affects Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) but does not make a difference when applicants seek approval for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits. The Social Security Administration states that anyone applying for SSDI must prove they earned income from which Social Security “taxes” were taken. In addition, SSDI applicants must suffer from […]


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Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence for Social Security Disability

Published on June 7th, 2018

In 2017 the Social Security Administration rules were revised, making changes to how medical information is used in evaluating disability claims. These rules specifically effected how Administrative Law Judges are required to evaluate medical evidence that has been submitted in support of Social Security disability claims. Will the Medical Evidence Evaluation Changes Affect My Claim? […]


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How to Qualify for Social Security Benefits With a Terminal Illness?

Published on May 30th, 2018

The Social Security Administration considers a terminal illness as a medical condition with no successful treatment available to prevent a terminal diagnosis. Terminal illness cases are called “TERI” cases by the SSA. When TERI patients apply for Social Security benefits, they do not need to state on their application that their condition is terminal. Field […]


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When Is a Person Considered Disabled by the Social Security Administration?

Published on April 23rd, 2018

The Social Security Administration uses a five-step process to decide if you are a disabled person and entitled to Social Security disability benefits: You must not be engaging in market-rate paid work; and You must have a serious illness or disability; and Your impairment must meet the definitions of disabled persons described in the Social […]


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How Does Social Security Disability Evaluate Cancer Cases?

Published on April 11th, 2018

Although a diagnosis of cancer often forces people to take a leave of absence from work, only a few people will actually qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration requires individuals with cancer to prove their disease will prevent them from maintaining employment for 12 months or more. The SSA has […]


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SSDI and SSI Remove the Financial Burden of Disability

Published on March 9th, 2018

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Social Security Income (SSI) provide financial support when disability prevents you from working. When a physical or mental impairment keeps you from performing substantial work, the Social Security Administration (SSA) pays you benefits through SSDI or SSI. How Does the System Work? The system works like this: As a […]


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Can I Accept Financial Help While Applying for SSDI

Published on February 13th, 2018

Weighing the costs and benefits of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? You aren’t the only one. Disability benefits are important to millions of Americans who are unable to work due to physical or mental limitations. Whether these limitations were from birth, or an injury later in life caused a physical condition that makes […]


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