Social Security

  • Dysautonomia SSDI benefits

    Can I Get SSDI Benefits for Dysautonomia?

    Dysautonomia or POTS Dysautonomia or autonomic dysfunction, is a broad term that is used to describe disorders of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS maintains your body’s involuntary or “automatic” functions like internal temperature, breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, and hormonal functions. An imbalance in any of these “automatic” functions of the body could result in dysautonomia. Individuals with dysautonomia may not experience the same symptoms. This is because any disorder

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    What Does the Onset Date Mean for your SSDI claim?

    What is an onset date, and what does it mean for your SSDI claim? The onset date is the date that you claim you became disabled when you file your application for Social Security benefits. Typically, the onset date is the date you last worked, but not always. Choosing the correct onset date is very important to your chances of obtaining disability benefits and obtaining the maximum back payment you are entitled to receive. The onset date determines when you are first eligible to receive Soci

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    Tips to Help Win Your SSDI Claim: Setting Up a Helpful Medical Record

    You are never “OK”, “doing good”, or “fine” The likelihood of your claim being approved will largely depend on medical evidence. Every time you go to your doctor’s office you are asked “How are you feeling today?” The knee jerk answer, “I am fine” or “I’m OK” can cause problems for your Social Security case. Your doctor could report your answer in their notes as “the patient is doing ok” or “he is feeling fine” or “he has no complaints”. You can’t go back and fix this. If you were fine, you

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    Forced to Retire Due to Disability? You may be eligible for SSD benefits.

    If you are in your 60s and can no longer work due to an injury or illness, you may be considering taking early Social Security retirement benefits at 62. You may be better off applying for Social Security Disability benefits. If you were born after 1960, you receive your full Social Security Retirement benefits at age 67. While SSA allows you to start taking early retirement at age 62, your benefits would be at least  25% less than if you waited until you reached full retirement age. If you s

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    Social Security Disability Benefits for Heart Disease / Cardiovascular Conditions

    If you have heart problems that are severe enough to keep you from working, please know that you have the potential to secure ongoing income through Social Security Disability benefits. Depending on the severity, there are several cardiovascular conditions that can qualify you for these payments, including many that are specifically listed by the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration uses a Listing of Impairments (the “Blue Book”) to classify different health cond

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