Social Security Disability Insurance – Hearing Loss

Social Security Disability Insurance – Hearing Loss It is possible for Americans with profound hearing loss to be approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.  The severity of the condition is what determines whether or not an applicant will be approved for benefits.  People with moderate or mild hearing loss will not be approved  … Read more

Social Security Disability and Type I or Type II Diabetes

Type I Or Type II Diabetes Social Security Disability and Type I or Type II Diabetes There are quite a large number of people who apply for disability benefits due to complications that arise as a result of diabetes. If the diabetes is too severe, it could cause organ damage or medical conditions that limit  … Read more

Social Security Disability Insurance – Chronic Liver Disease

Social Security Disability Insurance – Chronic Liver Disease One category of diseases that are commonly listed in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications is for Chronic Liver Disease.  Liver disease is not a specific classification in itself and refers to a collection of diseases of the liver including: cirrhosis, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, sarcoidosis, liver  … Read more

Initial Disability Application

Initial Disability Application There are several different steps that your initial disability application will go through when you apply for disability in Nevada. It is important to be specific and completely fill out the application before it is submitted. The application forms will ask you to describe your disability (physical or mental), treatments you have  … Read more

Steps for Initial Disability Determination

The Steps to your Initial Disability Determination Once apply for disability in Nevada and your application arrives at the Disability Determination Services (DDS), your case is assigned to an examiner. The DDS examiners job is to use the information provided in your application to see if you meet the criteria for disability benefits. These criteria  … Read more

Who is a DDS Examiner?

Who is a DDS Examiner? The Disability Determination Services employs examiners whose job is to determine whether the claimant is considered blind or disabled according to the law. The examiner uses an RFC form (Residual Functional Capacity) and fills it out according to the medical information provided by the claimant in their disability application. There  … Read more

What Is the Mental Evaluation for Social Security Disability? 

What Is the Mental Evaluation for Social Security Disability?  Whether you are filing a claim or an appeal with the SSA (Social Security Administration) in order to receive financial support, medical evidence is required. The SSA never decides on a case without adequate, valid, and accurate medical evidence, and they will turn to your treating physicians  … Read more

What is a Consultative Exam?

What is a Consultative Exam? A Consultative Exam (CE) is a medical examination. Some people who have applied for social security disability benefits are asked to have a consultative exam by the DDS examiner who is handling their claim. You will receive a letter asking for a consultative exam if one is needed. If your  … Read more

Can I Afford a Disability Representative?

Can I Afford a Non-Attorney Disability Representative? When you’re trying to get your disability benefits approved, you don’t necessarily need to hire an attorney. Sometimes, you can hire a disability advocate to help you get the benefits that you deserve. What is a Disability Advocate? A disability advocate is simply a person who assists and  … Read more

What to Know Before Hiring a Disability Attorney

What to Know Before Hiring a Disability Attorney So you’ve applied for disability and it’s been rejected. The next step is to take it to court and find a disability attorney who can present your case in the best light and get you the disability check you deserve. However, with any case, you need to  … Read more