Social Security Benefits for Ichthyosis | Pinellas Park Social Security Disability Attorney

Ichthyosis is a family of rare genetic skin disorders. There are two types. Non-congenital develops within the first few months after birth, and congenital ichthyosis vulgaris is present at birth.

If you suffer from ichthyosis you can file a claim for Social Security disability benefits under Listing 8.02. Click here to view the listing

Nancy Cavey, a Florida-based Social Security disability Attorney, can help you with your Social Security disability application.

Listing of Impairments – Social Security Benefits for Chronic Venous Insufficiency | Bellaire Beach Social Security Disability Lawyer

Can you file a claim for Social Security benefits as a result of chronic venous insufficiency? Do you have DVT or phlebitis?

You may be able to file a claim for Social Security benefits.

Vascular Web explains that chronic venous insufficiency happens when your leg veins can’t pump enough blood back to your heart. When you’re in an upright position, the blood in your leg veins goes against gravity to return your heart. Your leg muscles squeeze the deep veins of your legs and feet and move the blood back to your heart. There are one-way flaps, called valves, to keep the blood flowing in the right direction and, when your leg muscles relax, the valves inside your veins close preventing the blood from going backwards into your legs.

When you sit or stand for a long period of time the blood in your leg veins can pool and increase the pressure. Sitting or standing for a long time can stretch the vein walls so that they become flexible and over time weakened the walls of the veins.

Chronic venous insufficiency can be caused when blood pressure is higher than normal inside your legs. Other causes include deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and phlebitis which cause elevated pressure in your veins which overloads your valves.

There is a great article about chronic venous insufficiency with a neat diagram at Vascular Web

The Social Security Administration will look at Listing 4.11 to evaluate chronic venous insufficiency of the lower extremity as a basis for Social Security disability claim. Click here.

Make sure your physician completes the appropriate residual functional capacity form to help you establish your entitlement to Social Security benefits. You can contact Social Security disability Attorney Nancy Cavey for the appropriate form.

Listing of Impairments – Social Security Benefits For Skin Disorders | Sarasota Social Security Disability Attorney

Skin disorders are evaluated under Listing of Impairments Section 8.00.

The Social Security administration evaluates skin disorders that can result from “hereditary, congenital or acquired pathological processes.” In evaluating the existence and severity of a skin disorder on the Social Security Administration wants “information about the onset, duration, frequency of flareups, prognosis and the location, size and appearance with lesions.” When appropriate, they will want a “history of your exposure to toxins, allergens and irritants, and familial incidence, seasonal variations, stress factors and your ability to function outside a highly protective environment.”

Laboratory findings or other medical evidence must be submitted.

The Social Security administration assesses the severity of a skin disorder based on the extent your skin lesions cause restriction of motion of your joints or use of your extremities, your ability to do fine and gross motor movements of your hands and your ability to walk.

They will also consider the frequency of your flareups, your symptoms including pain, and your treatment. This listing also considers the effects of medication, therapy, surgery or other treatment.

The Social Security Administration will also assess impairment that affects the skin and other body symptoms such as connective tissue disorders and other immune disorders.

You will require the services of an experienced Social Security attorney, such as Nancy Cavey, to fully develop the extensive medical and functional documentation required to meet this listing.

Click here for Listing Section 8.0.

What District office has the Worst Backlog? | Hillsborough Social Security Disability Attorney

Unfortunately, some of the worst backlogs are in Cleveland, Detroit, and in the Chicago area.

I am sure that if you live in those areas you might be wondering what your lawyer is doing to try to get your case resolved and why it’s taking so long. Please be assured that is not your lawyer’s fault. Social Security acknowledges the backlogs and is making an effort to speed up decision-making process so that you get the Social Security disability benefits that you are owed.

I know that doesn’t help you in this time of financial need. I know that many of you go without medical care because you have to choose between eating and keeping a roof over your head and getting medical care. There are many social service agencies that can help you. Please contact your attorney who will be happy to provide you with this information.

Tampa Bay Social Security attorneys, Cavey and Barrett, can help with claims in this area.

Social Security Benefits for Lupus | Pinellas County Social Security Disability Lawyer

Administrative Law Judges seem to have problems with credibility determinations of Social Security disability applicants with lupus. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) can find your testimony is not credible if your subjective complaints are not consistent with your daily activities. However, the judge can not reject your testimony about your daily activities unless the judge gives clear and convincing reasons. The judge can’t reject your testimony out of hand.

A judge can’t reject the testimony about your daily activities provided by a neighbor or a family member. The courts have repetitively held that lay testimony is competent evidence that a judge must take into consideration unless they give very specific reasons for rejection of that testimony.

Make sure that your testimony about your symptoms and problems is consistent with your activities. If you have fatigue or side effects of medication, you are not out running a marathon!

Social Security disability applicants with lupus need the assistance of a Social Security disability attorneys like Cavey and Barrett. Contact us at

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