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Social Security Disability

Could Refusing Surgery Affect Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 16, 2022 in Social Security Disability

One of the things Social Security Disability claims examiners want to know is whether you have taken steps to treat your injuries and potentially improve your condition. If they see that an applicant has received treatment, but it has not improved their ability to work, this person’s application may be more likely to be approved. […]

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Questions You Should Expect to be Asked at Your Social Security Disability Hearing

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 15, 2022 in Social Security Disability

Many initial applications for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are denied, no matter how strong a case the applicant has. Fortunately, many of these applications are approved on appeal, often after a hearing with an administrative law judge. Although these hearings are much less formal than a courtroom trial, applicants […]

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Most people who recover from COVID-19 do not experience ongoing health problems. However, some people may experience ongoing symptoms and/or symptoms that come and go. They may experience symptoms four or more weeks after they first were infected with the COVID-19 virus. Those suffering from ongoing COVID-19 symptoms are often said to have long COVID. […]

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Over the weekend, Schmidt Kramer attorney Jessica Mitchell presented at the inaugural National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) NextGen Retreat. The retreat was for attorneys under 40 years of age and with less than 10 years’ experience in representing Social Security Disability applicants. The retreat took place over the weekend in Boulder, Colorado […]

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Does Tendinitis Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 24, 2022 in Social Security Disability

Sudden injuries and repetitive movements made over a long period can cause people to develop tendinitis. This refers to inflammation of the tendons that connect your bones to your muscles. For example, people could develop tendinitis from typing on a keyboard, sweeping, mopping, writing or other repetitive movements they make at their job. While you […]

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Cost-of-Living Adjustment and Other Changes Coming to Social Security Benefits in 2022

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 28, 2021 in Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration is making some significant changes to Social Security benefits in 2022, including a huge cost-of-living adjustment. Whether you are planning to apply for benefits or are already receiving them, you should review these changes to determine if they may affect your current benefits or eligibility for benefits. If you are applying […]

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Can I Obtain Social Security Disability for Chronic Migraine Headaches?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 17, 2021 in Social Security Disability

Many people can work with a headache, particularly if an over-the-counter medication helps them get the pain under control. However, migraine headaches are not like regular headaches. Victims can experience nausea, extreme sensitivity to light and sound, throbbing pain and other symptoms. Symptoms of a migraine could last anywhere from four to 72 hours, and […]

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How Do I Claim Survivors Benefits from Social Security?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 08, 2021 in Social Security Disability

When a family loses the sole wage earner, it can be not only emotionally devastating, but also financially burdensome. However, if a Social Security recipient passes away, his or her surviving dependents may be eligible to receive survivors benefits based on the recipient’s earnings. The Harrisburg-based Social Security Disability lawyers at Schmidt Kramer further discuss the requirements […]

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Are ALS Claims Being Processed Faster Than Other Disability Claims?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 14, 2021 in Social Security Disability

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurological disease that affects the nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movements. Loss of voluntary muscle movement eventually impacts one’s ability to speak, eat, move and breathe. About 1,000 people with ALS apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits on an annual […]

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Can I Obtain Social Security Disability Benefits for Psoriatic Arthritis?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on September 13, 2021 in Social Security Disability

If you are suffering from psoriatic arthritis (PsA) that has severely limited your mobility and your ability to work, you may be wondering if you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. The answer is complicated, as it depends on the specifics of how PsA affects you. If you can prove your condition […]

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