Assumptions that Can Hurt Your Social Security Disability Claim

You’ve worked long and hard contributed to the Social Security Disability system and now your doctor has told you that you are unable to work. Simply assuming that because your doctor told you that you are disabled you will get your Social Security Disability benefits is a crucial mistake that many applicants make.

It’s important that you understand the five step sequential evaluation that the Social Security Administration uses for all Social Security claims.

The Social Security Administration is going to determine if you qualify for SSDI:

  • Determine if an individual is working (engaged in substantial activity) according to the Social Security evaluation. If you are earning more than $10,010 per month as an employee, you will be disqualified from receiving Social Security Disability benefits.
  • Your ability to perform basic work activities such as walking, standing, sitting lifting, pushing, pulling, or understanding, carrying out or remembering simple instructions.
  • Your medical condition must be severe enough to significantly limit:
  • Meet a medical listing under the categories of impairments. Most people simply don’t meet a medical listing and as a result, the five step sequential evaluation moves on to steps four and five of the five step sequential evaluation.
  • Determine whether or not you can perform the work that you have done in the past despite your disease. If Social Security finds that you can do your past work, your benefits will be denied. If you can’t do your past relevant work then the process will proceed to the fifth and final step.
  • Review of your age, education, work experience and physical/mental condition to determine whether or not there is other work, if any, you can perform.

The Social Security Administration may use the medical vocational rules, the grids, which vary according to age. As you can see, simply because your physician says that you are disabled won’t result in being automatically approved for your Social Security Disability claim.

Need Help With Your Social Security Disability Claim?

You can learn more about the Social Security Disability claims process and get assistance in completing your initial application for Social Security benefits in the Tampa Bay area by contact Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey who can be reached at 727.894.3188 for a complimentary consultation.

If you would like more information about your rights regarding Social Security Disability Benefits, you can order our FREE book,"Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits" by submitting the form in the sidebar. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.

For more information about Social Security Disability Benefits, visit our law firm web site at CaveyLaw.com. If you would like to speak with one of our Social Security Disability Benefits attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (727) 897-9117 or simply submit our contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

New Therapeutic Treatment and Multiple Sclerosis Disability Information

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a potentially debilitating disease that causes inflammatory damage around the axons of the brain and spinal cord. This damage to the myelin sheath called the “demyelination” can cause loss of sensitivity, tingling, pins and needles, numbness, muscle weakness, spasm, difficulty moving with coordination, balance, speech and digestive problems.

For the last 20 years Beta Interferons have been prescribed for patients with multiple sclerosis. Unfortunately, a study at the University of British Columbia indicates that Beta Interferons may actually have no measurable impact on the progression of the disease. As a result, new therapeutic measures are being explored. Use of a MRI in monitoring patients and their response to treatment can help open the door to alternative forms of treatment according to researchers at the University of British Columbia.

If you have diagnosed with MS and your physician has advised that you can no longer work, and you have purchased long term disability insurance or are provided insurance through your employer, you should file for long term disability benefits. Unfortunately, long term disability carriers make it easy for those with MS to get the disability benefits that they deserve. If you have questions about the long term disability claim’s process or your claim for MS has been delayed or denied, you should contact Tampa Bay disability MS attorney Nancy Cavey who can help you get the long term disability benefits that you deserve no matter where you live in the Tampa Bay Area.

If you would like more information about your rights regarding Social Security Disability Benefits, you can order our FREE book,"Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits" by submitting the form in the sidebar. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.

For more information about Social Security Disability Benefits, visit our law firm web site at CaveyLaw.com. If you would like to speak with one of our Social Security Disability Benefits attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (727) 897-9117 or simply submit our contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

Medicare and Social Security Disability

If you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits you will become eligible for Medicare two years after the month that you became entitled to your monthly disability benefits. You will be eligible for Medicare Part A which is free. You will have to pay for Part B, C and D.

While you are waiting approval of your Social Security Disability claim or become eligible for Medicare, you should consider covering your disability insurance coverage. Nancy Cavey, Tampa Bay Social Security Disability attorney, knows that it can be tough to pay that out of premium, but the Social Security Administration does require on going proof of medical treatment so that you get your Social Security Disability benefits. Alternatively, there are many free or low cost medical clinics available in the Tampa Bay area that can assist you with getting the medical treatment that you need.

If you would like more information about your rights regarding Social Security Disability Benefits, you can order our FREE book,"Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits" by submitting the form in the sidebar. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.

For more information about Social Security Disability Benefits, visit our law firm web site at CaveyLaw.com. If you would like to speak with one of our Social Security Disability Benefits attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (727) 897-9117 or simply submit our contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

Social Security Disability and Lung Cancer

The most common cause of cancer death is lung cancer according to the American Lung Association. Lung cancer is a malignant tumor in the lung that destroys the healthy lung tissue that can spread throughout your body. Lung cancer is hard to detect in it’s early stages and it’s called a silent killer for that reason. It may take years for your lung cancer to grow and there will be no symptoms

In 2010, more than 222,000 new cases were diagnosed and 157,000 American’s died from lung cancer.Lung Cancer Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration has a specific listing for cancer of the lung and if you have been diagnosed with having cancer, you should immediately apply for Social Security Disability benefits.

Nancy Cavey, Tampa Bay Social Security Disability attorney, has written the go to guide called Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits that’s available to help all Social Security Disability applicants understand the Social Security Disability insurance evaluation process and the requirements that you must meet to be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

If you meet a Social Security listing for lung cancer, you will be eligible for benefits at Step Three of the Five Step Sequential Evaluation.

Unfortunately, if your cancer doesn’t meet a medical listing at Step Three of the sequential evaluation, the Social Security Administration will go on to determine if you have ability to do past work based on your residual functional capacity.

If the Social Security Administration determines that you can’t do your past work, than your residual functional capability, or what you are physically capable to doing, will be used to determine if you are able to do other work based on your age, education and past relevant work.

You can contact lung cancer Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey to learn more about the Social Security Disability claim’s process or to schedule a free Social Security Disability evaluation. Call her at 727.894.3188 today.

If you would like more information about your rights regarding Social Security Disability Benefits, you can order our FREE book,"Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits" by submitting the form in the sidebar. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.

For more information about Social Security Disability Benefits, visit our law firm web site at CaveyLaw.com. If you would like to speak with one of our Social Security Disability Benefits attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (727) 897-9117 or simply submit our contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

Give Me Seven Minutes and I will Explain How A Social Security Attorney Can Help You With Your Social Security Claim

The Social Security Administration doesn’t make it easy for those who are unable to work to receive their Social Security Disability benefits. There are seven ways in the Tampa Bay Social Security Disability Attorney Nancy Cavey can help you with your disability claim:

  1. Be your guide. Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be difficult, frustrating and time consuming. We have authored the guide Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits which helps you with the Social Security Disability claims process and the five step sequential evaluation that is used in every Social Security Disability case.
  2. Keep your Social Security Disability claim moving. Paperwork, paperwork and more paperwork. The Social Security Disability claim’s process is paper intensive and at our law firm we help your claim through the disability review process. We file your Request for Reconsideration, application for hearing and help you complete all the Social Security Disability forms. Just as important, we get your doctors records and get opinions from them concerning your medical condition, symptoms and how those symptoms impact your ability to work.
  3. Develop the winning theory for your claim. The most important thing a Social Security Disability attorney does is develop a winning theory for your claim. They review your file and determines the legal path that will lead to an award of your benefits based on your personal medical condition, work history, education and the Social Security Disability claim’s process.

Nancy represents claimants in both Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.

  1. Obtaining the necessary evidence. The proper development and presentation of the medical evidence in your case is the key to winning. At our law firm we work to develop your claim and get the medical evidence necessary to support your claim from your doctors.
  2. Help tell your story. Every Social Security Disability case is different. Your story is personal and unique to you and a judge needs to understand your struggle with your medical condition and how you came to be unable to work. Telling your story in an effective way is the key to winning your Social Security Disability case.
  3. Representing you at every stage of the claim. Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey can help you with your initial claim for disability benefits, through the Request for Reconsideration stage and the trial for your Social Security Disability case.

We will write a pre hearing memorandum for the judge so that the judge is familiar with your case in advance of the hearing. Sometimes, the judge will even award benefits without having a hearing.

We will prepare you before the hearing so that you know what questions you will be asked by the judge assigned to your case and, most importantly, she will be there with you by your side at the hearing in front of the judge.

  1. Making sure that you get the correct amount of Social Security Disability benefits. When your Social Security Disability claim is approved,the attorney reviews your file to make sure that the Social Security Administration has correctly calculated the amount of benefits that you are due. And, of course, remember there is no fee unless you are rewarded disability benefits.

You can learn more about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits by calling us at 727-894-3188 and ask. Be sure to ask for a free Social Security Disability claim evaluation.

If you would like more information about your rights regarding Social Security Disability Benefits, you can order our FREE book,"Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits" by submitting the form in the sidebar. We will send it out immediately along with other important information.

For more information about Social Security Disability Benefits, visit our law firm web site at CaveyLaw.com. If you would like to speak with one of our Social Security Disability Benefits attorneys about your case, feel free to call us anytime at (727) 897-9117 or simply submit our contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

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