Archive | January, 2017

Many Ways to Prove a Case

A disability case may still be won even if it does not technically meet the regulations for a particular disease or condition. This is done by proving that symptoms and side effects of the disability significantly reduce productivity. The impairment must be at such a level that no employer would keep them on, or offer […]

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How to Prove Arthritis is Disabling?

The CDC reports that 52.5 million (22.7%) of adults have self-reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis. 22.7 million (9.8% of all adults) have arthritis and arthritis-attributable activity limitation. But when does it become a disability? Complicated regulations apply, but always, proving functional limitation is an integral part of proving a case. Along with detailed medical records, it is […]

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Claimants Die Awaiting Hearings

As Social Security’s waits for hearing reach all time highs each month, The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives requested information about these statistics from Social security. Between September 15,2015 and September 1, 2016, 7987 such claimants died. The average person who died was 50 years old, and had waited 403 days for a […]

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Why Social Security is Important for the Young

Social Security provides more than just retirement benefits. Retired workers and their dependents make up just 71% of total benefits paid. Disabled workers and their dependents account for 16% of total benefits paid.  About 90 percent of workers age 21-64 in covered employment in 2016 and their families have this protection in the event […]

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