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Undercover Surveillance and Social Security Disability

Have you heard rumors that Social Security will investigate you if you are applying for or receiving Social Security disability benefits? While it is unlikely that Social Security will hire a private investigator or start combing through your online and social media presence, this could very well happen if a red flag has been raised…

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What Is the Elimination Period?

When you are out of work for an extended time due to a disabling injury or medical condition, it may seem that long-term disability benefits cannot kick in quickly enough. Medical bills piling up can be daunting under the best of circumstances. Add in the fact that you are unable to work due to your…

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Importance of Your Doctor in Your Disability Claim

Do you need to file for Social Security Disability benefits? A well-qualified support team can be essential in helping you successfully navigate this process. Your doctor will play a particularly significant role in your disability claim. While most people may be aware of the prominent role medical records will have in the process, the importance…

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IMEs and Long-Term Disability Claims

If you have sustained an injury or illness that is preventing you from working for an extended period of time, you will likely want to access any available long-term disability benefits. In the vast majority of cases, the long-term disability claims process will require participation in an independent medical examination (IME). If you review your…

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How Can SSD Impact Long-Term Disability Claims?

Have you sustained a disabling injury or are unable to work due to other medical complications? If so, you may have done some research and are aware of several different programs that offer benefits to those with disabling conditions. The requirements and application procedures for these programs can, in and of themselves, be difficult to…

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Is Inflammatory Arthritis Considered a Disabling Condition?

Arthritis involves inflammation of the joints. In fact, inflammation in major joints is the key symptom of arthritis. A person suffering from inflammatory arthritis may experience debilitating joint pain as well as swelling. Furthermore, symptoms may include severe fatigue, as well as fever and involuntary weight loss. Inflammatory arthritis comes in many forms, the most…

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What Is President Biden’s Disability Plan?

The year 2020 was one for the record books for a number of reasons. We saw the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. We went through a contentious presidential election. Now, in 2021, we still face many of the same challenges we did in 2021, but we have a new presidential administration leading the nation. President…

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