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Social Security Disability

May 7, 2015

Don’t Let Your Drug Usage Ruin Your Claim for Social Security Disability

When your health fails, you may become depressed. You can’t afford the lifestyle that working provided you. You’re unable to support your family. You’re in physical and psychological pain. You feel like your whole life has been turned upside down. Unfortunately, some people attempt to self-medicate with alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription drugs. These drugs […] Read more…

April 30, 2015

Social Security Disability Under Attack from Congress

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program is once again under attack by Republicans in Congress. The SSDI program will exhausts its trust fund reserves by December 2016, threatening a 19 percent cut in your benefits.  Normally, Congress would simply shift revenue from the retirement trust fund to plug holes in the disability fund. However, […] Read more…

April 23, 2015

Understanding Your Alleged Onset Date for Social Security Disability

What is an “alleged onset date” for Social Security Disability purposes?  For anyone who has applied or is applying for Social Security Disability benefits, this is a very important question because part of proving your Social Security Disability claim is proving the date you became disabled. Our Social Security Disability attorneys at Hunter & Everage […] Read more…

April 16, 2015

Can I Apply for Social Security Disability if I Have Seizures?

The severity and type of the seizures you experience will determine whether the Social Security Administration considers you disabled under its rules. The disability rules for seizures distinguish between seizures with convulsions and seizures without convulsions. Seizures with convulsions also referred to as “grand mal seizures” or “generalized tonic-clonic seizures.” Seizures with convulsions may involve […] Read more…