The News for Claimants Waiting for Social Security Hearings is Bad

SSD Benefits and the Numbers The Social Security Budget was cut 10% between 2010 and 2016. The number of beneficiaries has gone up 13% in that time. This increase is mainly from Baby Boomers reaching the age of retirement.  The part of the budget that is earmarked for what Social Security calls “integrity activities” has Read More

The High Cost of Being a Heavy Equipment Operator and Social Security Disability Benefits

The cost of being a heavy equipment operator on your body is insurmountable. Simply stating that being a heavy equipment operator is hard on your body does not even begin to describe the effects your body feels after operating a piece of heavy equipment for years. Heavy equipment operators must focus on the jobs they Read More

The Importance of A Medical Source Statement to Your Patient’s Social Security Disability Claim

A patient’s medical file is filled with labs, X-rays, MRIs, statements of diagnosis, treatment plans, detailed notes and a dozen other documents, all which support your medical condition and prove that you are disabled. So why does an attorney need a medical source statement to support your Social Security Disability (SSD) application? Medical Source Statements Read More

Bipolar Disorder and Obtaining SSD Benefits

Bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes extreme shifts in a person’s mood, energy and activity level. These shifts cause the individual to experience periods of extreme elation and energy (manic episodes) and periods of extreme sadness or depression (depressive episodes), and affect his ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. The Read More

What You Should Know About Lymphedema and Social Security Disability Benefits

Lymphedema is a condition that causes swelling in one or more parts of the body, usually the arm(s) and/or leg(s). While it can be hereditary (primary lymphedema), it most commonly occurs as a side effect to cancer treatment or an infection of the lymph nodes (secondary lymphedema). Lymphedema can range in intensity from mild to Read More