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Social Security Disability Benefits for Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness and rapid fatigue of your voluntary muscles. This condition tends to get worse over time and can cause double vision, drooping eyelids, weakness in the arms or legs and… Read More

Filing for Disability Benefits for Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a family of muscle diseases that causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. Because the effects of muscular dystrophy can be so profound and can prevent a person from working full-time, many individuals with this condition… Read More

Can I Reopen a Disability Claim?

If your application for Social Security Disability benefits is denied, you have only a limited timeframe to appeal your claim. If you decide not to appeal your claim or miss the deadline for appeal, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will close… Read More

Domains of Functioning for Children

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes that disabilities affect children differently than adults. With adults, a primary consideration for awarding benefits is whether an impairment prevents a person from working. Since children are not yet… Read More

Social Security Disability Insurance vs. Long-Term Disability Insurance

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and long-term disability insurance can both help provide monetary benefits to individuals who become disabled. However, they serve very different functions and have very different procedures in place to receive… Read More

Disability for Essential Tremor

Essential tremor is a nervous system disorder. It can occur in any part of the body, but most often occurs in the upper extremities, affecting the head, arms and voice. It is often associated with Parkinson’s disease because of similar symptoms, but it… Read More

How to Obtain Disability Benefits for a Traumatic Brain Injury

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, which makes it a perfect time to think about the impact of traumatic brain injuries and what benefits may be available for individuals who suffer from this condition. If you have been denied disability benefits… Read More

How to Get Disability Benefits for a Lung Transplant

Although a lung transplant can be life-saving, it is a major surgery that can affect your ability to work for several years, if not for the rest of your life. Because of this, those who have undergone a lung transplant, or who will be having a transplant… Read More

What You Need to Know about Medical Records and Disability Benefits

Medical records provide the foundation for a claim for Social Security Disability benefits, as one of the main requirements for obtaining benefits is that the claimant meet certain medical criteria. The Social Security Disability lawyers in Phoenix at… Read More

Can I Get Disability Benefits for a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries occur because nerves, bones or tissue around the spine have experienced trauma. A car accident, workplace fall or repetitive motions over years of work may lead to these injuries. Common symptoms associated with spinal cord injuries… Read More

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