Social Security

  • chronic pain patient

    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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    Can I Get Disability Benefits if I Suffer From an Autoimmune Disorder?

    Yes. Autoimmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, ankylosing spondylitis, and scleroderma present some of the most medically complex disability cases. If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder that prevents you from working you may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. MCV Law can help you to apply for these benefits or handle your appeal if your claim has been denied. Our Social Security Disability lawyers help disabled workers and their families t

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    How to Improve Your Chances of Winning Your SSD Case

    If you decide to handle your disability case on your own, here are some tips to help increase your chances of having your claim approved: 1. Be as thorough as possible with your initial application. List all your doctors, medications, medical conditions, and background. Sometimes you may or may not realize that all your conditions combine to make you unable to work, in the eyes of Social Security. 2. Immediately appeal if your case is denied. Most cases are initially denied. This does not

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