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Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits for a Mental Disorder

June 8, 2016 Blog

Mental disorders cover an array of conditions including depression, anxiety, personality disorder, autism, intellectual disability, and schizophrenia.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays Social Security disability benefits and supplemental security income if the limitations resulting from your mental impairment prevent you from working a full-time job.  Social Security disability benefits […]

Obtaining Persuasive Medical Opinion Evidence

May 18, 2016 Blog

When applying for Social Security disability benefits, you will need to prove to the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you have been diagnosed with a medical condition, the medical condition has lasted for at least one year, and you are unable to do substantial gainful work activity. To prove your […]

What to Expect from Your Lawyer Prior to the Hearing

May 4, 2016 Blog

After what is generally referred to as the intake interview or initial assessment process, you should be aware of exactly why the Social Security Administration and Disability Review denied your claim and how the advocate intends to address it. Notice I said “strengths and weakness.” Claim Weaknesses Every application for disability […]

Will You Qualify for Benefits?

April 20, 2016 Blog

If you are unable to work due to a debilitating condition, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. To successfully claim for SSDI benefits, you must meet all the requirements set out by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the most important of which in the eyes of […]

Obtaining Benefits for Back Injuries

April 13, 2016 Blog

Back injuries can be caused by trauma or occur due to your aging.  Either way, your back injury could be so debilitating that you are unable to work.  Back injuries are one of the most common type of claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, but Tampa back injury […]