Social Security Benefits for Burns | Hudson Social Security Disability Attorney

Do you know someone who has suffered electrical, chemical, or thermal burns? These are often horrific injuries that can affect bones, muscles, breathing, and even the function of the heart and kidneys.

The Social Security Administration evaluates a claim for Social Security Disability Benefits for burns by looking the predominant features of the impairment by body system. The starting point is Listing of Impairments-Section 8 and 8.08. Remember the disability must last or be expected to last for at least 12 continuous months.

If you have any questions about filing an application for Social Security Disability Benefits for Burns, please contact Cavey & Barrett, your Tampa Bay based Social Security Disability attorneys.

Social Security Benefits for Depression/Other Mental Health Conditions | Pinellas Park Social Security Disability Lawyer

Being disabled does not always constitute a physical problem one may have. Depression and other mental health conditions can be very disabling and Social Security recognizes this.

Mental conditions, and in combination with physical problems, are considered by Social Security as grounds for finding someone disabled.

If you are suffering from a disabling mental condition the first step, and the most important, is to see a psychiatrist. Even though a primary care doctor can take care of the essentials by prescribing anti-depressants and a legitimate diagnosis of depression/other mental health conditions, Social Security gives more weight to the opinions and records of a psychiatrist.

If you have any questions about your entitlement to Social Security Benefits for depression and other mental health conditions, contact Sharon Barrett or Nancy Cavey, your Social Security Disability benefits lawyers.

Social Security Benefits for Bullous Disease | Bellaire Beach Social Security Disability Attorney

Do you know that you can file a Social Security disability application for bullous disease under Listing 8.03?

You can view the listing by clicking here:

According to an article about autoimmune bullous skin disease found at

the “disease is characterized by the presence of blisters or erosions of the skin and mucous membranes.” This skin disease can be acquired, induced, or maybe autoimmune in nature. This skin disorder is more likely to occur in women.

The Social Security administration wants to see extensive skin lesions that persist for at least three months despite continuing treatment. If your condition does not meet or equal the severity of a listing, the potential vocational impact of this disease must be considered in determining your entitlement to Social Security disability benefits.

Contact Nancy Cavey, a St. Petersburg Social Security Disability Attorney for more information regarding your Social Security application for bullous disease.

Listing of Impairments – Irritable Bowel Disease | Sarasota County Social Security DIsability Attorney

What is irritable bowel disease? Let’s start with the basics.

The digestive system includes your stomach, large and small intestines, and rectum. Its job is to digest the foods, turn the food into nutrients, and absorb these nutrients into the bloodstream to fuel our bodies.

It’s estimated that up to 1 million Americans have inflammatory bowel disease.

As an article found at points out “inflammatory bowel disease (which is not the same thing as irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS) refers to two chronic diseases that cause inflammation of the intestines: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.”

Although “the diseases have some features in common, there are some important differences. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the large intestine, also called the colon. In ulcerative colitis, the inner lining – or mucosa – of the intestine becomes inflamed (meaning the lining of the intestinal wall reddens and swells) and develops ulcers (an ulcer is a sore, which means it’s an open, painful wound). Ulcerative colitis is often the most severe in the rectal area, which can cause frequent diarrhea. Mucus and blood often appear in the stool (feces or poop) if the lining of the colon is damaged.

Crohn’s disease differs from ulcerative colitis in the areas of the bowel it involves – it most commonly affects the last part of the small intestine (called the terminal ileum) and parts of the large intestine. However, Crohn’s disease isn’t limited to these areas and can attack any part of the digestive tract. Crohn’s disease causes inflammation that extends much deeper into the layers of the intestinal wall than ulcerative colitis does. Crohn’s disease generally tends to involve the entire bowel wall, whereas ulcerative colitis affects only the lining of the bowel.”

Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome can include recurrent abdominal pain, diarrhea, alternating periods of constipation.

It can prevent you from steady work and recreational or social activities. It also can cause a significant amount of emotional stress and anxiety. It can be the basis for an award of Social Security disability benefits.

If your irritable bowel disease does not need a Listing under Section 5, Digestive System Impairments, it is important that your physician complete the appropriate residual functional capacity questionnaire for your disease process. You must fully develop the medical evidence about your disease, its complications, your treatment, and its impact on your ability to function on a daily basis.

You can view the listing by clicking here:

Cavey and Barrett, experienced Social Security Disability attorneys in Tampa Bay, can help you with your social security disability application for irritable bowel disease.

Social Security Benefits for Thyroid Disorders – Hyperthyroidism | Hillsborough County Social Security Disability Lawyer

Your thyroid is your body’s thermostat. The thyroid is a gland in your neck that produces hormones  that are needed by your body to work properly. There are 2 kines of hormones – T4 is called thyroxine and T3 is called tridothyronine.

If your body produces too much T4 and T3, your body gets overheated which is called hyperthyroidism.  One of the common causes is Graves’ disease.

Are you hot without any reasons? Have unexplained weight loss or gain? Problems sleeping? Hands that tremble? Irregular heart beat? Shortness of breath? You might have hyperthyroidism.

Section 9, Listing of  Social Security Impairments Endocrine System requires that any thyroid Social Security disability claim be evaluated based on the affected body system.

If you have any questions about your entitlement to Social Security Benefits for Thyroid Disorders, contact Sharon Barrett or Nancy Cavey, your Social Security Disability benefits lawyers. They can assist you with your application for Social Security disability benefits for hyperthyroidism.