The Social Security Disability system in the United States is very complicated. Whether you are a recently disabled father trying to provide for your family, a single mother who can no longer work because of an illness, or the parent of a child who needs extra help because of a challenging condition, obtaining benefits is not easy. The “system” involves a complex set of rules and requirements that make it very hard for the average person to successfully receive payments.

There is hope, however, and we appreciate you looking for help here. Our law firm provides unique benefits to clients just like you, which include:

  • A singular focus on representing the injured and disabled.
  • Having all important work performed by an experienced disability attorney.
  • A guarantee that you pay no fees unless you obtain social security disability benefits.
  • A proven track record of success in both routine and difficult cases.

Regardless of whether you are considering filing for benefits for the first time, or have been denied numerous times in the past, please call our office at (404) 255-9838. We will discuss your options free of charge, and help you make an informed decision about what to do next. We look forward to talking with you.

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In January, health organizations around the country work towards increasing awareness of cervical cancer, one of the most common cancers affecting women.

Cervical cancer symptoms mirror many other gynecological symptoms, making it very difficult to diagnose. However, if you are suffering from heavier -than-normal periods, bleeding after menopause, bleeding after intercourse, vaginal discharge, chronic pelvic or back pain, or bleeding between periods, make sure that you consult your doctor immediately.

The National Cancer Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, has especially good news for women. The National Cancer Institute announced successful results in a new study that uses artificial intelligence (as opposed to typical Pap tests) to improve the accuracy of screening for cervical cancer.

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month.  According to the results of a new study,  children who have suffered cataracts in infancy have a 22% higher risk of developing glaucoma 10 years later. The results, published in the JAMA Ophthalmology Journal, came from a study which was funded by the National Eye Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health.  Children who have suffered cataracts in their infancy have a much higher risk of developing glaucoma when they get older.

Typically one may think of cataracts as afflicting only older people, but children can also be affected by this condition. In many cases, the cataract is detected by an eye exam soon after birth. In other cases, parents will detect the cataract themselves as the child gets older. Cataracts are especially dangerous in young children because young children’s eyes continue to develop until they are about 10 years old.  Cataracts can affect the development of vision. While the condition may be congenital in some, it may be acquired in others.

According to the researchers, the results indicate that it is important to constantly monitor infants, who have undergone cataract surgery, for glaucoma. In many cases, children with glaucoma undergo an intraocular lens surgery to replace the afflicted lens with an intraocular lens.  However, the research  indicates that replacing the lens with an intraocular lens does not necessarily diminish the chances of developing glaucoma later.

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While Congress was certifying the election for Joe Biden, a collection of neo-Nazis, second Amendment proponents, Confederate Flag bearers, QAnon believers, a variety of other hate groups, and staunch Trump supporters overtook the Capitol police, and stormed the US Congress looking for either an opportunity to take selfies and post on their personal profile, or more sinister, find Nancy Pelosi and Mike Pence and hang in them outside in the makeshift gallows.  The underpinning of last week’s attack on the United States government was a belief in wide-spread voter fraud.  Let’s acknowledge that a cornerstone of democracy is a free and fair election.  The American people deserve to trust that the election infrastructure is secure and also of a vital national interest.  Voting is a fundamental right secured by the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.   Let’s take a look at what mechanisms protect against wide-spread voter fraud.

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                Laws and Protections in Place to Protect Against Voter Fraud

Federal laws establish national practice standards for voting.  In 1993 Congress passed the Voter Registration Act which codified many practices for voter roll maintenance in order to help the states have unified practices.  In 2002, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act to address problems that arose in the 2000 election of Bush/Gore.  This federal legislation required states to keep centralized voter registration databases, allowing states to easily cross-reference duplicative voters.  States utilize federal databases such as the US Postal Service National Change of Address database and the Social Security Death Index database in order to maintain accurate voter rolls.  When voters move the election office sends a cancellation notice to the prior jurisdiction.  When a vote by mail ballot is received, national standards exist for the election worker to verify the vote to see if the voter has already voted elsewhere.

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Interstitial cystitis, a condition also sometimes referred to as bladder pain syndrome, can result in serious bladder pain, difficulty holding urine, and pain during urination. If the symptoms are severe enough to the extent that they make it difficult for you to work full time, then you may be eligible for a claim for Social Security disability benefits.

Interstitial cystitis is not an infection.  Rather, it is a condition in which there is a chronic fullness or pressure in the bladder region.  This can cause great discomfort, pain, and other symptoms as well. The pain may not be confined to the bladder, but may also spread to other areas, including the entire pelvis, perineum and lower abdominal area.

There may be variations in symptoms. Sometimes, the condition may seem to be in recession, with no symptoms at all, while the symptoms may flare up at other times. The condition can also have a number of other side effects that affect the person’s health. The need to frequently urinate can keep the person up for much of the night, resulting in sleeplessness, fatigue and even depression.

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When symptoms of GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease become so severe that they make it difficult for you to work full time, then you may qualify you for a claim for disability benefits.

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GERD has been in the news since Joe Biden won the presidential election. Many have been speculating about why the president- elect coughs so much. Reports confirm that he suffers from gastroesophageal reflux disease, a condition in which stomach acids make their way back up the esophagus from the stomach.

The symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease may be simple or minor on their own, but they may result in complications. One of those complications is esophagitis which can make swallowing difficult and painful.  If left untreated, esophagitis can cause ulcers, and even cancer. The symptoms of esophagitis can cause the person to suffer extreme pain while swallowing, making it difficult to eat food. This, in turn, can lead to malnutrition, dehydration, extreme weakness and chronic fatigue. All of these conditions can make it difficult for a person to hold down a job.

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We are a long way from the 1980s when a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS meant a fatal outcome in the near future. Today, even though people with HIV/AIDS can expect to live long lives with antiretroviral drugs, the condition itself can make it difficult for people to work full-time.

Persons living with HIV/AIDS can face a number of physical and mental impairments that make it difficult to work full time. These people are subject to bacterial, fungal and viral infections, skin impairments, as well as neurological and hematological impairments. They may suffer from chronic diarrhea, fatigue, cardiac problems including cardiomyopathy, as well as an increased risk of cancer. Persons living with HIV may also be at risk for mental problems, including depression and anxiety.

If you can prove that your condition makes it impossible for you to pursue full-time employment, you may have a strong claim for benefits.  However, a diagnosis of HIV by itself will not be sufficient for the Social Security Administration to approve your claim for disability benefits.

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Patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (“COPD”), a serious respiratory condition, have been struggling to access necessary medical attention during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic has helped shine the spotlight on respiratory conditions and COPD in particular. Covid-19 tends to affect several organs in the body, but the greatest damage, in most cases, involves the respiratory system.

Researchers recently surveyed the experiences of persons in India, Russia, China and the United States, who are suffering from COPD during the pandemic.  Awareness about respiratory conditions, and especially COPD, has increased since Covid-19 first emerged. About 60% of the surveyed persons reported that they have are now aware of COPD.

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the conditions included by the Social Security Administration under the Compassionate Allowances program. The Compassionate Allowances program allows for Social Security disability claims for certain types of medical conditions, disabilities or impairments, to be expedited at a faster pace. Simply put, these claims are processed and approved very quickly.

In the United States, pancreatic cancer is the third most common cancer, and also one of the deadliest ones. Statistically, ten percent of pancreatic cancer patients survive their disease and emerge symptom- free after five years. Many diagnosed with pancreatic cancer die within six months after the diagnosis.

Symptoms are often similar to those of other conditions, and this can mean a delay in a diagnosis.  In many cases, by the time a diagnosis is made, the tumour has already spread, and can be difficult to remove surgically.

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Members of the military may be eligible for both Social Security disability benefits and Veterans’ benefits from the Veterans’ Administration.

Veterans who are applying for benefits from the VA must show that their injuries are connected to their military duty. Benefits are paid by on a graduated scale depending on the severity of the disability.  The Social Security Administration only requires you to prove that your injury or disability lasted for 12 months or is expected to last for at least 12 months or end in your death for you to qualify for benefits. Benefits are not linked to the duration of your service or whether your injury or disability is the result of your participation in combat duty.  These are the key differences between disability benefits paid out by the Veterans Administration and the disability benefits paid out by the Social Security Administration under the Social Security Disability Insurance program.

Additionally, the Social Security Administration also provides for the expedited processing of claims of veterans who have suffered serious injuries or disabilities. For instance, the 100% Permanent and Total Veterans Initiative allows veterans who have a 100% disability rating from the Veterans Administration to have their disability claims processed quickly and without delay.

 

 

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If you or a loved one suffer from epilepsy, you may be eligible for a claim for Social Security disability benefits for your condition. Epilepsy is included in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book listing of conditions for disabilities that qualify for benefits.

However, a mere diagnosis of epilepsy will not qualify you for benefits. Your seizures must be regular enough to interfere with your ability to work and earn a sustainable income. For instance, your condition must result in convulsive daytime seizures or seizures that occur at night and affect your ability to function normally in the daytime.

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