Social Security

  • Silicosis Disability Lawyers

    Can I get Social Security Benefits for Silicosis?

    What is Silicosis? Pneumoconiosis is one of a group of interstitial lung diseases caused by breathing in certain kinds of dust particles that damage your lungs. Because you are likely to encounter these dusts only in the workplace, pneumoconiosis is called an occupational lung disease. The disease appears in different forms, depending on the type of dust you inhale. Silica can cause pneumoconiosis. The disease causes scar tissue which may appear on an X-ray as round thickened areas called n

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  • Can I Get SSD If I Have Lyme Disease?

    Can I Get SSD If I Have Lyme Disease?

    What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by a deer tick. Any individual bitten by a tick carrying this disease can contract it, and symptoms range in presentation and severity. If caught early, Lyme disease may be effectively treated with antibiotics. However, many individuals don’t realize they have contracted this disease, so they don’t receive timely treatment. Left untreated, symptoms of Lyme disease can progress and cause physical and cognitive complicatio

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  • Medical Evidence Needed in a Social Security Disability Claim

    How to Prove Inability to Perform Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)

    When applying for Social Security Disability (SSD), you must prove that you have a severe impairment or combination of impairments expected to last at least 12 months and prevent you from working any job you have had in the last five (5) years. You also must show that you cannot perform any other work (perform Substantial Gainful Activity). The Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) monthly earning amount is an important number to know when analyzing an SSD claim. This number changes every year a

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  • Lupus - Social Security Disability Lawyer

    Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits for Lupus?

    Lupus (also known as systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disorder where your body attacks its tissues and organs.  It can impact your kidneys, heart, lungs, brain, and blood.  This can result in inflammation, joint pain, fatigue, skin lesions or rashes, headaches, dry eyes, photosensitivity and more.  Lupus symptoms vary a lot depending on what tissue or organs are attacked and the frequency and severity of the flares.  Signs and symptoms of lupus may start out as an annoyance but b

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  • Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits for Parkinson’s Disease?

    Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits for Parkinson’s Disease?

    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system and the parts of the body controlled by the nerves. Symptoms start slowly and may appear as a tremor in just one hand. While tremors are common, the disorder may cause stiffness, slowing of movement, decreased coordination (trouble standing and walking), and difficulty speaking clearly. Other problems may accompany Parkinson's disease, including: Depression Emotional changes Trouble swallowing and chewing Urin

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