Winning Your Social Security Disability Claim with a Skeptical Judge

by DISABILITY PROFESSIONALS on June 28, 2013

GavelSome judges are more skeptical than others when it comes to believing your claims for disability are valid. One judge may approve only 30 percent of disability cases, while another approves 70 percent.

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Is There Any Way I Get an Earlier Hearing on my Disability Claim?

by DISABILITY PROFESSIONALS on June 24, 2013

Courthouse columnsThe short answer is: yes… but it’s not a guarantee. At Disability Professionals, we know if you could get your Social Security Disability Hearing scheduled the day after you receive a notice, you would. Although a next day hearing is impossible, there are some things you can do to draw attention to your urgent need for a decision so you can obtain benefits faster.

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Getting Social Security Disability & SSI for Interstitial Cystitis

June 20, 2013

Man calm seaThe painful bladder condition known as interstitial cystitis is a chronic inflammation of the wall of the bladder which causes localized pain and pain during urination. Although interstitial cystitis does not have a specific disability listing in Social Security’s listing of impairments (the “blue book”), you may be able to receive disability benefits when IC is  present with other impairments, worsened by other impairments, leads to other impairments.

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Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Heart Failure

June 18, 2013

DoctorCongestive heart failure (CHF) is a potentially deadly condition where the heart cannot pump a sufficient amount of blood, causing blood to accumulate in the vessels leading to the heart. The blood pools causing congestion or accumulation of fluid in various parts of the body. CHF is usually accompanied by an enlargement in the size of the heart as the harder it works, the tougher the walls of the heart get – much as when any muscle in the body is built-up through working out.

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Getting Disability Benefits for Mental Health Issues

June 14, 2013

stressed-employeeThe Social Security Administration (SSA) looks at medical and non-medical evidence to come up with “Residual Functional Capacity” which determines whether or not you’re able to work.

Medical History

Your disability benefits claim should include all tests, including psychological tests, reports and observations from medical professionals in order for the SSA to make the determination.  As the SSA reads through the reports and tests, it will be looking for details of how often you experience delusions, hallucinations, or paranoia and confusion, phobias, anxiety, and depression or withdrawn behavior. The SSA will look at your medical history, including any mental status evaluations and look at the symptoms you experienced, the treatment prescribed to you, the results of that treatment and prognosis.

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Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Kidney Failure

June 12, 2013

Service DogIf you are diagnosed with end-stage renal failure, also known as chronic kidney failure or chronic renal failure, it is possible for you to receive SSDI or SSI disability benefits if you condition is determined to be severe.

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