Chronic Fatigue Sufferers Think Differently About Their Social Security Disability Application

Chronic Fatigue Social Security DisabilityThe Social Security Administration considers Chronic Fatigue as a recognized medical condition. But, nonetheless, it is difficult to prove that Chronic Fatigue is serious enough to justify the award of Social Security Disability benefits. Sharon Barrett, former Tampa Social Security staff attorney, knows that the more information that you include in your Chronic Fatigue Social Security Disability application about the physical problems you have and how it impacts your ability to do substantial gainful work, the easier it will be for the Social Security Administration to grant you your benefits.

Unfortunately, the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue doesn’t make your case a slam dunk, but the Social Security Disability Administration will be looking at your file to determine not only whether you suffer from Chronic Fatigue, but how the side effects and the medication that you take and any other medical conditions that are commonly seen with Chronic Fatigue make you disabled.

So, for example, if you have irritable bowel syndrome as part of your Chronic Fatigue or depression, we, at Cavey and Barrett, help develop the medical evidence that establishes the severity of your symptoms, the impact those symptoms have on your functionality, and attain from your doctor a residual functional capacity form, documenting the objective basis for your diagnosis and your disability.

To learn more about your rights to Social Security Disability benefits as a Chronic Fatigue sufferer, contact the law offices of Cavey and Barrett or order a free copy of our book Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits.

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.

Four Tips for Filing Your Social Security Disability Reconsideration

Filing for Social Security Disability ReconsiderationUnfortunately, you, like most people have had your initial application for Social Security Disability benefits denied. Don’t give up! We at Cavey and Barrett urge you to file a request for reconsideration. If you chose to do so without the services of an attorney we think that there are four things that you should know about filing your request for reconsideration.

  1. Always provide updated medical information about your recent visits to the doctors, hospitals or clinics.
  2. Submit the medical records of your providers that you’ve seen from the time of your initial application up until your request for reconsideration. This will help speed up the reconsideration process. While it may not mean that your Social Security Disability benefits are granted at the request for reconsideration stage, you will at least get “faster” denial so that you can move on to the request for hearing stage.
  3. At Cavey and Barrett, we strongly suggest that you copy of your disability application if you done it in writing. We suggest that you run off a copy of the disability application and fill it out in a draft. You can use that as a guideline for filling your request for reconsideration information. As you fill out the request for reconsideration paperwork review your copy of your initial application. Look to see whether you not you have forgotten any doctors, hospitals or clinics that you may have seen. Check the application to see whether or no you mistakenly left off medication or side effects of medication. Check the application to see if you have listed every condition that you are being treated for which is the basis of your disability. If you’ve left something off you want to include this on your request for reconsideration.
  4. You have sixty days to file the request for reconsideration, plus five days for mailing. At Cavey and Barrett we urge you to turn in your request for reconsideration as early as possible. Every day you wait is a longer delay. At Cavey and Barrett we strive to submit your request for reconsideration in the same week that we receive notification that your initial disability application ahs been turned down.

At Cavey and Barrett, we believe in a team approach to handling Social Security Disability cases. We’ve written a free consumer guide Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits , you can order your free copy at a  $19.99 value by clicking here.

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 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 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:

http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/8.00-Skin-Adult.htm#8.03%20Bullous%20disease

According to an article about autoimmune bullous skin disease found at

http://autoimmunedisease.suite101.com/artilce.cfm/autoimmune

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 http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/digestive/ibd.html 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:

http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/5.00-Digestive-Adult.htm#5_06

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

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