Getting Social Security Disability for Syringomyelia

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Getting social security disability for syringomyelia can be a frustrating process, The Social Security Administration (SSA) has very stringent guidelines for evaluating applicants for benefits. The SSA approves less than a third of applications initially, according to a statistical report. Syringomyelia, a disorder that forms in the spinal cord, is chronic and progressive in nature. Symptoms […]

Social Security Disability for Back Pain

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Every year, back pain affects over 30 million people. This pain ranges from slightly more than annoying to almost debilitating. If your pain keeps you from working, disability for back pain may be available to you. As the number of back pain cases has surged over recent years, the Social Security Administration has begun scrutinizing […]

Social Security Disability for Deafness

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If you have profound hearing loss or are completely deaf in both ears, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Your hearing loss must meet certain severity requirements to qualify. The Social Security Administration (SSA) does not grant benefits for mild or moderate hearing loss. Below, we provide an overview of collecting Social […]

Borderline Personality Disorder Disability Benefits

Some people who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder qualify for disability benefits. Personality disorders are characterized by unhealthy and rigid thoughts and behaviors that greatly affect people’s ability to deal with work, relationships, and other everyday stresses. There is no known cure for disorders of this nature, but treatment may help. Personality disorders encompass a […]

Social Security Disability for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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If you have been diagnosed with a severe panic disorder, you might be entitled to Social Security disability benefits for anxiety and panic attacks. Panic disorders are not uncommon. An estimated 8.6 million American adults have some type of panic disorder, estimates the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).  Various types of panic disorders and related […]

MST – Veterans Benefits for Military Sexual Trauma Victims

Some Basic Elements Of An MST Claim Military sexual trauma is very common, affecting as many as one in four female servicemembers.  The term includes not only involuntary sexual relationships (e.g. a CO implies that preferential treatment will follow a sexual relationship) or repeated, threatening, and unreasonable behavior of a sexual nature. Due to the […]

Can Disabled Veterans Get Social Security Disability?

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Disabled veterans may qualify for both Social Security disability benefits and veterans disability compensation. If you meet the separate requirements of each type of benefit, you can receive both payments. There are some circumstances in which one might offset the other, but it can be beneficial to apply for both. For a more in-depth discussion […]

Claims for Agent Orange Exposure

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Some Veterans of the Vietnam War and other conflicts of that era are presumptively eligible for service-connected compensation for medical conditions that are designated by the VA as being caused by exposure to Agent Orange. Benefits are not awarded just because you were or might have been exposed to Agent Orange. To qualify you must […]

How Long Does It Take to Get Social Security Benefits?

“How long will this take?” is probably the most common question that our clients ask. Every case is different, but in general, here are the approximate timeframes for the decision-making process: Initial Application To get an initial decision it take 3-5 months from the time you apply. This can be longer or shorter depending on […]

Understanding VA Disability Ratings and PTSD Claims

Understanding VA Disability Ratings and PTSD Claims If you are a veteran that lives with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) connected to your years of service, you may qualify for VA disability benefits. Receiving approval for your claim can be difficult and take some time to achieve. This reality makes it important to work with an […]