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What if Your Disability Isn’t in the Blue Book?

If you have a disabling condition and you want to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, it is important to realize that you will not necessarily qualify with every single different type of disability. In fact, there are only certain circumstances in which your disabling condition is severe enough to entitle you to benefits from the Social ...
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Are There Different Disabilities Covered for Kids Than Adults?

Social Security disability benefits lawyers in Los Angeles can help both adults and children to obtain Social Security Disability benefits if they are eligible to do so.   It is important to understand the types of disabling conditions that can result in an adult or a child becoming eligible for disability benefits. There are differences ...
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Is the Blue Book the Same as the List of Impairments?

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you may hear the terms List of Impairments.  You may also hear the term Blue Book. These terms are confusing ones, as much of the process of applying for Social Security Disability is confusing since there's a lot of technical and legal language to know.  A Los Angeles disability ben...
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Everything You Need to Know About the Social Security Blue Book

When you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, it's confusing to determine whether you'll be  eligible to receive benefits or not. There are a few different factors that determine your eligibility, including whether or not your disabling condition is listed in something called the "Blue Book." Understanding the Social Security ...
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What Happens if You Don’t Qualify for Social Security Disability

If you cannot work because you are too sick or you've been seriously injured, you're in a frightening situation. Unfortunately, this is even more true if your application for Social Security Disability benefits is denied.  Social Security Disability benefits are supposed to serve as a safety net and provide you with monthly income if you canno...
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What is the Social Security Blue Book?

​If you have a serious injury or illness and the medical condition you have prevents you from working in any job you're qualified for, you could be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits. However, qualifying for benefits is very difficult and you'll likely need help from a Los Angeles disability attorney to successfully make a bene...
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What is a Disability Claims Examiner?

​The application process for Social Security Disability benefits can be confusing, which is why it is important to hire a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer to assist you with the process.   To help make the process easier, it's helpful to understand what criteria are evaluated and who is responsible for determining if you'll be eligi...
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How Can You Find a Social Security Disability Lawyer

Many people who apply for Social Security Disability benefits will find they need help going through the application process or need assistance appealing when their claim is denied. If you need help trying to get Social Security benefits, you'll need to find a Los Angeles Social Security Disability lawyer.  ​How Can You Find a Social Security ...
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Are SSI Benefits or SSDI Benefits Larger?

When you apply for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration, a Los Angeles disability benefits attorney will help you to determine which benefits program you qualify for. There are two different benefits programs run by the Social Security Administration that could allow you to receive disability income, one of which is likely to...
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What Are Social Security Work Credits and Why Do They Matter?

​The Social Security Administration provides disability benefits to qualifying individuals who cannot work because of a serious disabling condition. There are different programs that you can take advantage of through the Social Security Administration in order to obtain benefits. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you decide which ...
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Why Social Security Disability Insurance Is an Earned Benefit

Social Security disability benefits are available to help you if you are disabled, and a Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can assist you in the process of applying for benefits.  Many people are hesitant to apply for benefits because they don't want to rely on the government. However, the important thing to remember is Social Security ...
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Can I Get Disability Benefits For A Neurological Condition?

A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you to determine if the medical condition you have will make you eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. There are many different kinds of conditions that can entitle you to benefits, including some neurological conditions.  ​Can You Get Disability Benefits for a Neurological...
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Can I Get Disability and Unemployment at the Same Time?

​Los Angeles disability benefits lawyers help disabled individuals to understand how the disability benefits program works. One common question that many people ask is whether it is possible to receive disability benefits and unemployment benefits at the same time.  ​Can You Get Disability and Unemployment Benefits at the Same Time? ​In genera...
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Can I Get Disability For a Skin Disorder?

Many different kinds of medical conditions can qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits. However, it is important to understand the specific requirements associated with qualifying for benefits so you can determine if your disability will entitle you to get covered. A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to determine wheth...
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What Would Cause You to Lose Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits, you want to make sure that you can maintain your benefits as long as you need them. To avoid putting your benefits at risk, you should understand the types of things that could cause you to become ineligible for disability income.  If you have doubts about whether an action you are thin...
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Are Social Security Disability Appeals Ever Success?

 If you have been denied after submitting your application for Social Security Disability benefits, do not give up hope that you will be able to get the income you need from the Social Security Administration when you are too disabled to work. There is a multi-stage appeals process and appeals often can be successful.  You want ...
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Why is It So Hard to Get Social Security Disability Benefits?

Social Security Disability benefits are supposed to provide for you if you're too sick or hurt to work, but actually getting benefits can be very difficult. In fact, more than half of all applications are denied and you'll likely need to work with a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer to help you fight for benefits if you apply.  ​Why is it...
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What is an Administrative Law Judge?

​The majority of disability benefits claims are denied. Unfortunately, this means that if you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, there is a good chance that you are going to have to go through the appeals process. If you do, a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you.  There are multiple steps in the appeals process, inc...
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What Does Request for Reconsideration Mean?

 If you have applied for Social Security benefits and had your application denied, you're probably really scared about your future -- especially if you were counting on Social Security Disability to provide you with income when you can't work any longer. The good news is, a denial isn't a final decision.  There are multiple stage of appea...
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Can I Get Social Security if I Have Metastatic Cancer?

A diagnosis of metastatic cancer often means that you have serious health issues that will make it difficult or impossible for you to work. The condition is also likely to be a long-term one or a terminal one.  You do not want to be worried about supporting yourself and supporting your family when you should be focused on your health...
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