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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Méniére’s

As this WebMD article notes, any number of ailments can qualify a person for Social Security disability benefits. According to the story, some of the most common conditions suffered by those who collect disability include back pain, heart disease, cancer, and depression. An almost infinite number of less-common diseases can also make work impossible for […]

Medical Sources That Prove a Disability Case

A disability case is proved mainly with medical evidence. Medical evidence usually is obtained from a treating doctor, psychologist, optometrist, speech pathologist or podiatrist. The social security regulations require that only “acceptable medical sources” can give opinions that establish the existence of a determinable medical impairment. However, other acceptable sources can establish the severity of […]

A History of Social Security Disability

By Kirby Wilson At the law offices of Mike Murburg, P.A., we strive to win Social Security Disability benefits for our Tampa-area clients. We believe the money we win for our clients in court can change those clients’ lives. Everyone wants to work, but some are incapable because of a mental or physical impairment. With […]

Railroad Retirement Disability Benefits for Women

We see from our experience with Railroad Retirement Disability clients and with riding the trains ourselves that many of the railroad employees are women. One of our first RRB disability cases concerned a woman who had developed such a disabling case of fibromyalgia that she could no longer perform her railroad job or any other […]

We have opened a new office in Chicago, Illinois!

To better serve our Railroad Retirement Board Disability clients, we have opened a new office location in downtown Chicago, right on Michigan Avenue, not too far from the Bureau of Hearings and Appeals for the Railroad Retirement Board and one of Mike’s favorite places, the Chicago Art Institute!  We look forward to representing railroad workers […]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal, such as abuse or a natural disaster or military combat.   After experiencing a traumatic event some people develop this problem, while others do not.   PTSD is diagnosed after the traumatic event causes symptoms long […]

The Soc. Sec. Disability Appeals Process

1. If I get turned down, how do I appeal my initial Unfavorable SSDI or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Special Veterans Benefit (SVB) decision? There are three different ways to appeal: Case Review, Informal Conference, and Formal Conference.  You can pick the appeal that fits your case.  You can have a lawyer, friend, or […]

Social Security Some Basic Questions

What is Social Security Disability? If you are an American or documented worker who has worked in this country for at least 5 of the last 10 years, the deductions made for your Social Security taxes have been placed into a fund for you to be paid to you as a monthly income should you […]