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December 2018 Archives

Understanding an SSD benefits application

When people in California apply for Social Security Disability benefits, they may wonder about the next steps for their claim. The process can be lengthy, and initial denials are common, so having more information could help people navigate the system. After an initial application is filed, a state agency that handles disability determination services takes over the claim. Here, a disability examiner is assigned to handle the case. This examiner will go over the medical sources that an applicant provided in the claim for benefits, including requesting and reviewing medical records from the applicant's treating physicians.

Study finds that nurses' strenuous hours increase risks

It's well-known that nurses face a lot of risks on the job. They show up in a variety of different ways: lifting heavy patients, working in a fast-paced environment, working around potentially hazardous substances and working with dangerous medical equipment, just to name a few.

Understanding a quick denial of social security benefits

People in California may be unsure what it means for the strength of their claims when they receive a swift denial for a Social Security disability application. While it may be disconcerting to receive a denial soon after applying, especially as the process is often known for being lengthy, this does not necessarily mean that the applicant has a poor claim. These first-level decisions are made by a disability examiner, a staff member at disability determination services.

Filing an appeal or a new disability claim

People in California who are seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration may not obtain benefits from their initial claim. If this occurs, they should understand what steps to take next. This requires that they know the difference between submitting a new disability claim and filing an appeal for a disability claim.

Should you appeal a denied Social Security Disability claim?

Seeking Social Security coverage can prove very difficult, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the process of submitting and defending a claim, or for those whose injuries or illnesses are not typically awarded benefits. For any number of reasons, the Social Security Administration (SSA) rejects many claims that ultimately do receive coverage. It important to understand how to continue pushing a claim even when it seems like an administrative dead end.

SSD benefits and proof of mental disabilities

Disabled individuals in California may apply for Social Security disability benefits on the basis of a physical or mental condition that impairs their ability to work. A mental disability may be proven with medical records from an applicant's psychologist or psychiatrist, family physician and any other medical provider who has treated the applicant for the mental condition.

Supreme Court will determine an important issue in SSI hearings

In a rare event, an issue in a Social Security Disability case will be heard by the US Supreme Court. As the issue involves the common practice of utilizing the testimony of a vocational expert, the Supreme Court ruling will have a substantial impact on disability claims for those in Sacramento, California, and throughout the country.

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