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Social Security Disability

Conversion Disorder and Qualifying for Social Security Disability

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on March 31, 2023 in Social Security Disability

Individuals who suffer from conversion disorder often struggle to get the help they need. They may often be told they are just making up their symptoms to get attention. However, not only is this condition real, but the symptoms these individuals suffer are too. Schmidt Kramer explains more about conversion disorder, including why it is […]

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Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Eligible for Federal Disability Benefits?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 10, 2022 in Social Security Disability

Are you or a loved one suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome? This condition can make it extremely difficult to hold down a job and engage in other activities. Prolonged feelings of exhaustion can affect you mentally as well as physically, making it hard to concentrate and remember things. You may also experience chronic pain and […]

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Will Moving to a Different State Impact My Disability Benefits?

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

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are both federally funded programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). If you are currently receiving SSDI or SSI but are moving to a different state, you may have concerns about continued eligibility. Will moving impact my benefits? Do I need to re-apply? Is […]

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Is the Social Security Administration Spying on Me Over My Disability Claim?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 22, 2022 in Social Security Disability

It may make you feel uncomfortable, but the Social Security Administration (SSA) is within its rights to surveil people who are applying for disability benefits. They can hire a private investigator to follow you when you are in public and gather other publicly available data. They usually do not do this, but they may decide […]

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What Are the Differences Between Technical and Informal Denials of SSD Claims?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 14, 2022 in Social Security Disability

Some Social Security Disability claims are denied before claims examiners determine whether an applicant has a disability. Some of these claims receive a technical denial while others receive an informal denial. Informal and technical denials can happen after an application is filed or during the appeal process. While there are similarities between technical and informal […]

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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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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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