Episodic Medical Conditions: You would be surprised how many of them can prevent work and result in disability

Many disability claimants suffer from “episodic” medical conditions. These are conditions that result in sporadic and usually irregular symptoms.  The patient is often “ok” to work when they aren’t experiencing an episode.  But… Continue reading

Social Security Annual Earnings Statement

Have you gone online yet to access your own earnings statement?  I just did it and I have to say that I’m really glad I did it.  Now I can see a copy… Continue reading

Form Completion–Such a source of frustration for Social Security Disability Claimants

I really should be working on a brief in response to the government’s arguments on another case.  But I just got off the phone with a client.  She was understandably overwhelmed about the… Continue reading

Important Reporting Requirements if you are receiving Supplemental Security Income Benefits

Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, is not the same as disability insurance. SSI is available to individuals who are unable to work but only if they are also poor. SSI is a “poverty… Continue reading

Compassionate Allowances-These conditions are serious enough to establish disability at SSA

On July 14, 2011, Commissioner Astrue held an event at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, room 106, at 10:00 a.m. in Washington D.C. to announce the addition of 12 new conditions to the… Continue reading

Diabetes Advocacy in Action!

I’m reaching out to you today, as a Diabetes Advocate, to encourage you to learn more about the advocacy work of the American Diabetes Association.  I’ve included a few links, to make it… Continue reading

Social Security Disability and SSI Frequently Asked Questions

It has been estimated that about 30% of people entering the workforce today will become temporarily or permanently disabled before they reach retirement age. Frequently, people who are injured or otherwise become disabled… Continue reading

Oh my aching back! Social Security Disability for low back pain and spinal cord disorders

Social Security disability can be awarded for disorders of the spinal cord. In fact, Social Security has a specific listing with criteria that will show a disabling condition. For the condition to be… Continue reading