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Social Security Disability Veteran’s PTSD

Veteran’s PTSD In recent decades veteran’s PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) has been recognized as a serious and debilitating condition. Veterans who have engaged in intense and prolonged combat or experienced another exceptionally stressful event are at risk of developing PTSD. The anxiety disorder, also known as shell shock and battle fatigue, has probably been around...

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Qualifying for Benefits Under Mental Disorders

Qualifying for Benefits Under Mental Disorders The Social Security Administration, employers and “independent” physicians with a stake in denying benefits can be highly skeptical of mental disability claims under mental health listings. At the law firm of Cox & Stansberry Law, LLC, we know that mental disorders can be every bit as incapacitating as a physical...

Social Security Disability Application
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Help Filing Your Initial Social Security Disability Application

When filing your initial social security disability application, give yourself the best chance of initial claim success It is true that most people are turned down on their first social security disability application. Even people who are clearly disabled are routinely turned away. However, about 25 to 30 percent of claimants are approved on the...

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5 Things Judges Look for when Deciding a Disability Case

Let’s say that you have been denied disability and you want to ask for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. How will your case be decided? What things do judges look for when deciding a disability case? How can you improve your chances of getting disability? Few people understand that Social Security disability decisions...

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What to Look for When Hiring a Social Security Disability Lawyer?

What should a person look for when hiring a Social Security Disability Lawyer? Recently, I was interviewed by a reporter working on a story about Social Security Disability. One question was “What should a person look for when hiring a Social Security Disability Lawyer?” That’s a great question and I thought I would give some...

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