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Disability Benefits & Vocational Adjustments

Social Security Disability in KentuckyWhen you need a lawyer you're probably nearing your wit's end. We have helped people going through this process for over 25 years. Here are some things you might need to know:A qualified attorney provides a secondary source of contact on behalf of an applicant for disability benefits. The retention of

Disability Benefits & Vocational Adjustments2019-05-23T18:47:21+00:00

I Have MS (Multiple Sclerosis) – Am I Entitled To Disability Benefits? Part 4: Medical Evidence Required

Working with a disability attorney ensures that all evidence in support of an application for disability is gathered, organized, filed with the SSA, and presented when otherwise required. We take great pride in our staff's skills in building and presenting a case for disability benefits. The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all

I Have MS (Multiple Sclerosis) – Am I Entitled To Disability Benefits? Part 4: Medical Evidence Required2017-12-07T01:28:19+00:00

I Have High Blood Pressure – Am I Entitled To Disability Benefits? Part 2: Medical Evidence Necessary

Working with a disability attorney ensures that all evidence in support of an application for disability is gathered, organized, filed with the SSA, and presented when otherwise required. We take great pride in our staff's skills in building and presenting a case for disability benefits. A disability claim for hypertension must include the following medical

I Have High Blood Pressure – Am I Entitled To Disability Benefits? Part 2: Medical Evidence Necessary2017-09-27T09:25:25+00:00

Receiving Disability Benefits For Breast Cancer Under A Listing

Individuals with breast cancer may be eligible to receive disability benefits. There are three ways that Social Security approves eligibility for disability benefits. The first way, qualifying for a Compassionate Allowance, was discussed in a past blog [insert link]. The applicant may also be approved for benefits by meeting the requirements of the disability listing

Receiving Disability Benefits For Breast Cancer Under A Listing2017-09-19T22:51:24+00:00

I Have Chronic Pain – Do I Qualify For Disability Benefits? Part Two: Qualifying Through An Assessment Of Residual Functional Capacity

A past blog addressed qualifying for disability benefits with chronic pain. Chronic pain is not a listed impairment in the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Listing of Impairments (the "Listings"). While some diagnoses of certain conditions often related to chronic pain may help an applicant qualify, an applicant may also qualify through an assessment of his

I Have Chronic Pain – Do I Qualify For Disability Benefits? Part Two: Qualifying Through An Assessment Of Residual Functional Capacity2017-09-06T09:35:47+00:00

Unskilled Workers And Disability Benefits: The “Worn Out Worker” Rule

The assistance of an experienced disability attorney can help all applicants navigate the often lengthy and complicated process of applying for disability benefits. In past blogs I've extensively mentioned the grid rules, which are used to establish disability. In addition to the grid rules, an obscure rule, the “worn out worker” rule may be used

Unskilled Workers And Disability Benefits: The “Worn Out Worker” Rule2017-01-04T12:39:00+00:00

Using The Grid Rules for Workers Age 55 to 59

If you are an applicant for disability between the ages of 55 and 59 who can't perform your prior job and your condition doesn't meet an impairment listing, the Social Security Administration will refer to the “grid rules” (see below) to determine if you're disabled. An experienced disability attorney may help assist an applicant for

Using The Grid Rules for Workers Age 55 to 592016-12-28T18:31:53+00:00

Using The Grid Rules for Workers Age 50 to 54

If you are an applicant for disability between the ages of 50 and 54 who can't perform your prior job and your condition doesn't meet an impairment listing, the Social Security Administration will refer to the “grid rules” (see below) to determine if you're disabled. An experienced disability attorney may help assist an applicant for

Using The Grid Rules for Workers Age 50 to 542016-12-23T19:10:37+00:00

Applying For Social Security Benefits Over The Age Of 50, Part 1

This is the first part of a multi-part article on applying for Social Security disability benefits over the age of fifty (50). The SSA uses a sequential analysis to adjudicate your case.  This article is not specifically about the detailed mechanics of that process.  Rather, as your case survives and moves along within the process,

Applying For Social Security Benefits Over The Age Of 50, Part 12016-12-19T21:08:24+00:00

What Do I Know About The ALJ For My Social Security Hearing?

The Social Security Adminsitration (SSA) may deny an applicant's claim for benefits at the initial and, in Kentucky and some states, the reconsideration stages of the application process. The next step after these denials is a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). An ALJ is only human and each one is different. Before a

What Do I Know About The ALJ For My Social Security Hearing?2016-11-23T19:56:59+00:00