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Does Bipolar Disorder Qualify Me for Social Security Disability?

August 7, 2020

Have you filed an application for Social Security Disability due to Bipolar Disorder? If you have applied, or you are thinking about applying, there are things you should know about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) will examine your claim for disability. Mental health claims can be difficult to prove compared to physical disability claims. […]

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How Do I Choose the Day I Say I Became Disabled with the Social Security Administration?

July 6, 2020

How do I choose the day I say I became disabled with the Social Security Administration? When filing your Social Security disability claim, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will ask you the date on which you believe you became disabled. The SSA refers to this as your Alleged Onset Date (AOD). When you choose this […]

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Be Careful of What You Do and Say at Your Social Security Disability Examination

June 5, 2020

Be careful of what you do and say at your Social Security disability examination.  There is a high probability you will be asked to attend a physical and/or mental examination for the Social Security Administration (SSA) when you apply for Social Security disability.  These examinations are called Consultative Exams, commonly referred to as a “CE”.  […]

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Can I receive social security disability if I cannot sit for long?

May 18, 2020

Can I receive Social Security disability if I cannot sit for long? The Social Security Administration (SSA) looks at a variety of things when determining if you can work, and the length of time you are able to sit is one such limitation. The SSA classifies occupations into several different exertional levels, and a sedentary […]

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Can I Receive Social Security Disability If I Have Panic Attacks?

March 16, 2020

Can I receive Social Security Disability if I have panic attacks? Many of my clients diagnosed with an Anxiety-Related Disorder have panic attacks. Due to the severity, frequency, and unexpected onset of a panic attack, it may be difficult or even impossible to secure and maintain a full-time job. If you find that you still […]

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What Happens To My Disability Claim If I Pass Away?

January 22, 2020

What happens to my disability claim if I pass away?  A sad reality of many disability claims is that a person applying for disability benefits may pass away before their claim is resolved. A disability claim can sometimes take two years or more to resolve.  For claimants with severe medical conditions, they may not survive […]

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