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Federal court review of denied SSDI and SSI claims

Published on November 26th, 2019 by Slepian Smith, PLLC

At Slepian Smith, PLLC, our lawyers represent people across Arizona applying for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, known as SSDI and SSI respectively, at all levels of application and appeal. A claimant has four levels of consideration of their application for benefits before the Social Security Administration, or SSA. After a final […]

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Brain injuries are complex and varied, but can be disabling

Published on November 19th, 2019 by Slepian Smith, PLLC

At Slepian Smith, PLLC, our lawyers represent Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income claimants in their applications for benefits based on a variety of disabling conditions. Brain injuries vary in severity and type, causing a range of symptoms and limitations, but can certainly become the legitimate basis of a disability claim for SSDI or SSI. […]

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Study shows migraines worse when patients also have fibromyalgia

Published on November 14th, 2019 by Slepian Smith, PLLC

We often talk in this space about diseases or injuries that may in and of themselves prevent people from working. We recently discussed disability based on migraines for purposes of eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, also known as SSDI and SSI. We also advocate for many clients suffering from fibromyalgia, a disorder […]

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Senator keeps trying to get SSI asset cap raised in Congress

Published on November 6th, 2019 by Slepian Smith, PLLC

At our law firm, we help disabled Arizonans obtain all benefits for which they may be eligible through the Social Security Administration. Many people are familiar with Social Security Disability Insurance, known as SSDI, a public disability insurance program that people pay into through their Social Security payroll deductions. Eligibility is based on work history. […]

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Disability based on the devastating impact of epilepsy

Published on November 1st, 2019 by Slepian Smith, PLLC

At our law firm, we represent Arizonans whose epilepsy prevents them from working with their claims for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, known as SSDI and SSI respectively. According to the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, 77,000 people in our state live with epilepsy, which can manifest in a wide variety of symptoms. […]

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Tucson event highlights the severity of Huntington’s disease

Published on October 30th, 2019 by Slepian Smith, PLLC

From our Phoenix law office, we represent disabled people across Arizona in their efforts to get Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, known as SSDI and SSI respectively. We regularly handle claims based on a variety of devastating medical conditions. Huntington’s disease, sometimes called HD, is one such impairment that will likely qualify most […]

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SSDI based on disabling diabetes

Published on October 25th, 2019 by Slepian Smith, PLLC

At our law firm, we help people with a variety of disabling conditions in their claims for Social Security Disability Insurance, known as SSDI. In honor of our clients with diabetes and in recognition of November as National Diabetes Month, today we talk about SSDI claims based on disability stemming from diabetes. Diabetes mellitus, referred to […]

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Fibromyalgia: How does fibro fog impact the ability to work?

Published on October 23rd, 2019 by Slepian Smith, PLLC

An important legal principle in a Social Security Disability claim is the requirement that in assessing disability, the Social Security Administration carefully consider the whole person, meaning all physical and mental impairments and their symptoms in combination. For a Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income claimant who has fibromyalgia, this comprehensive evaluation is crucial. […]

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Proposed bill would eliminate waiting periods for SSDI, Medicare

Published on October 16th, 2019 by Slepian Smith, PLLC

Currently, when the Social Security Administration approves a claimant’s application for Social Security Disability Insurance, called SSDI, the monthly benefit payments begin in the sixth month after disability started. In addition, an approved claimant becomes eligible for Medicare coverage after getting SSDI for 24 months. Claimants with Lou Gehrig’s disease, kidney failure or a kidney […]

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Can you work while receiving SSDI benefits?

Published on October 10th, 2019 by Slepian Smith, PLLC

Let’s assume for a moment that you have with the help of a qualified Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) attorney successfully navigated the system and had your claim approved. Some people who are receiving the benefits find that they want to work on a limited basis, but wonder if they can do that without losing their SSDI. […]

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