Monthly Archives: August 2011

Coronary Heart Disease and SSD Benefits

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, lack of exercise, and chronic kidney disease can all contribute to an increased risk … Continue reading

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How long will I have to wait for SSDI Benefits?

Many Social Security Disability claimants have heard that the SSA immediately denies all first time Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications. Other claimants have heard that it could take two years to get SSDI. It is no wonder that many … Continue reading

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Can I get Social Security Disability with a Mental Illness?

There are a variety of mental health disorders that the Social Security Administration will consider disabling. Claimants may be able to win Social Security Disability benefits either by “meeting a listing”, which means their condition is listed in the Social … Continue reading

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Should you go to the SSA doctors?

The first mistake claimants make is to assume if they are required to see a consultative examiner that they are seeing a “SSA doctor.” The CE or consultative doctor is an independent contractor. They are not a government employee, and … Continue reading

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When will the SSA send me to the doctor for a disability evaluation?

Many Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants want to know if or when the Social Security Administration will send them to a doctor. If the Social Security Administration does not have enough medical evidence to … Continue reading

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