Getting Social Security Disability for Crohn’s Disease

June 10, 2013

JusticeIf you have Crohn’s disease, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits under the listing requirements of inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic inflammatory condition of the intestines. Crohn’s disease causes breaks in the lining of the intestines and can affect any point in the digestive system. In severe cases, bowel obstructions and perforations may occur.

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Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Gout

June 6, 2013

stressed-employeeGout is one of the conditions that may be automatically approved for disability benefits, if your medical records and history align with the Social Security Administration’s listing requirement under “inflammatory arthritis.”

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Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Lyme Disease

June 4, 2013

ConfidentialThe population of ticks is expected to be up this year, especially in the Northeastern United States, and Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that you get through the bite of a deer tick. Those who contract Lyme disease can face an uphill challenge with the progression of the disease and its exacerbations and remissions.

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How Do I Increase My Chances of Getting Disability Benefits?

May 31, 2013

Courthouse columnsThe simple answer is: get professionals to prepare your claim. The fact of the matter is the Social Security Administration turns down roughly 65 percent of all first-time claims. For this reason, you need a Kansas City Social Security Disability Attorney.

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Understanding RFC or Residual Functional Capacity.

May 29, 2013

Courthouse columnsWe’ve been posting a lot about different disabilities and getting benefits for those disabilities and with most conditions, Social Security will determine your Residual Functional Capacity, or RFC. So what is that exactly? Well, before the Social Security Administration will grant a claim for disability benefits, the disability claims examiner and an administrative law judge will examine doctors’ notes on what a disability claimant is capable of doing. The examiner and judge will make a residual functional capacity assessment from the medical records they receive. In order to make such a determination, they will examine the following:

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Complications from Diabetes Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits

May 23, 2013

The following are some of the complications from diabetes that can help you qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits.

  • Diabetic retinopathy. If you have blurred vision, poor visual acuity (between 20/100 and 20/200 in your better eye), or poor peripheral vision, you can qualify for disability benefits under this listing.

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