We have all seen the videos over the years of the insurance investigator or private detective following a person who has filed a claim. The video is "gotcha" in nature and it shows the supposedly injured person lifting heavy objects over their head and moving around just fine. The SSA may, on occasion, employ investigators … Continue reading Does the Social Security Administration Conduct Surveillance?
During this pandemic, most every business and entity have shut down to prevent the spread of the virus. Many businesses have simply scaled back their activities while still offering customer service. This goes for many government agencies as well. People with disabilities who rely on government assistance are especially vulnerable in times like these. Fortunately … Continue reading How Covid-19 is Affecting Social Security Disability
Panic attacks are in the family of diagnosis called "anxiety disorders". These disorders can range from a mild to severe in how they impact the sufferer's life. A popular website on the subject lists the four most common anxiety disorders as: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Social Anxiety Specific Phobias Panic It also lists OCD & … Continue reading Do My Crippling Panic Attacks Qualify Me for Social Security Disability?
A technical denial, also called a "non-medical denial" means that the applicant was denied for non-medical reasons. According to public records, this type of denial accounts for about half of all Social Security Disability denials. Applicants will usually be notified about this denial by mail. Reason that an applicant may receive this type of denial … Continue reading What Does Technical Denial of Social Security Benefits Mean?
The definition of an anxiety disorder is: a group of mental disorders characterized by significant feelings of anxiety and fear. Among these disorders are: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and various phobia-related disorders. These disorders can significantly decrease the quality of a person's life and even prevent them from being able to work. One of the more … Continue reading Agoraphobia, Panic and Other Anxiety Disorders
This is a question that comes up from time to time. People want to know if they should tell their Dr. that they plan on filing a disability case. They worry that perhaps it will affect the treatment or somehow affect the case negatively. But, the simple answer to this question is that YOU SHOULD … Continue reading Should I Tell My Doctor I Am Filing For Disability?
As described by the Mayo Clinic: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn's disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people. Any physical or mental ailment … Continue reading Can I Claim Disability If I Have Crohn’s Disease?
This question comes up from time to time. Many people are aware that the American with Disability Act protects people who are physically disabled from being discriminated against. But it also protects people who are mentally challenged as well. In fact, psychiatric disorders are the second most frequently cited disability by those filing a discrimination charge. … Continue reading Are Psychiatric Patients Protected under the ADA?