Sunday, December 26, 2010

Social Security Disability Claim Denied - You Can Still Win


We have just begun to fight. Famous words and none truer when it comes to your first social security disability denial. So do not give up. Never quit when it comes to your fight for social security disability benefits. Only about 1/3 of claimamts win at the initial application. But if your case is timely appealed about 70% of those denied claims win. How does this happen . What steps should you take to make it happen.

Cincinnati Social security disability applicants immediately go to my social security disability web site and and contact me so I can see if I can help. That's what you should do immediatley. There is no fee and no obligation for this free evaluation of your case.

If we think we can help we will have you sign a fee contract that is affordable as our fee is based on whether we recover back benefits for you.

An experienced Social security disability attorney ( I  have been helping disability claimants for over 29 years. I am a member of National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives ) I have won many  cases where claimants have been initially denied. I know what's critical for you to win your case. So I make every effort to get those critical pieces in evidence.I tell you of what you can do to help yourself help your case.

Call Cincinnati social security disability lawyer Anthony Castelli today at 1-800-447-6549

Sunday, December 19, 2010

New Social Security Web Page to Help You Win Your Disability case

Recenty I put up a new social security disability web page to help social security disability claimants get great information about social security. There are many myths about social security disability benefits. One is that you can not afford an lawyer.

Another myth is the social security will provide you what you need to win your case.

Still another myth is if you have a serious back injury it will speak for itself and you do not need the aid of a lawyer.

The truth is that more and more people that deserve social security disability or SSI are being denied everyday. Go to this page to learn tips and secrtts to help you win your case. Find out what deadly mistakes to avoid. Cincinnati Social security disability lawyer help

by Anthony Castelli Cincinnati social security disability lawyer. I welcome your call for a no obligation free consultation . Call 1-800-447-6549

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Can I get Social Security if I have Diabetes

Diabetics wonder if they can get social security for their diabetes.. Yes if certain conditions are met. If your diabetis is such that you will not be able to work for one full year then the answer is yes .

Fortunately for SSI and SSD applicants who suffer from the effects of type I diabetes or type II diabetes, diabetes is listed in the Social Security Administration's medical impairment listing manual for disability claims.
If you equal or meet this listing you automatically get benefits as long as you are not working.

This book says the following about diabetes.  It makes no distinction between, or reference to, type I diabetes or type II diabetes. It also makes no mention of the severe damage diabetes causes to the vascular system, the nervous system, and the renal system.

Instead, the damage caused to these areas of the body is evaluated under the disability criteria set aside for these specific body systems. For example, kidney problems are evaluated under listing section 6.00, which is devoted to the genito-urinary system.

As with all listings, the diabetes listing focuses on the medical aspects of diabetes which have a direct relationship to functional impairment and restriction. For the purposes of the disability program, these are neuropathy and retinopathy.

The actual listing for diabetes was changed in June of 2011. This listing below no longer applies. For more current information on diabetes and qualifying for social security disability click on the link in red directly below.
Social Security Disability Benefits For Diabetes – How Can You Win A Claim

The actual listing for diabetes indicates that a claimant must have (in order to be approved on the basis of the diabetes listing) the following:

1. A diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus.


2. Evidence of Neuropathy that must be demonstrated by "significant and persistent disorganization of motor function in two extremities" (conceivably, two arms, two legs, or one arm and one leg). This neuropathy must also result in a "sustained disturbance of gross and dexterous movements, or gait and station".


3. Acidosis that happens, on average, no less than once every two months (this must be documented by the proper blood tests).


4. Diabetic retinopathy that results in a level of visual impairment equal to the criteria set aside in section 2.00 of the impairment listing manual. Essentially, this means a visual impairment that involves a significant loss of peripheral vision in the better of the two eyes, or a significant loss of visual acuity in the better of the two eyes.

Obviously, from a visual standpoint, it is very difficult for an individual with diabetes and diabetic retinopathy to qualify for social security disability or SSI benefits. But how difficult is it to be approved for either SSD or SSI benefits on the basis of diabetes in general?

One of the best pieces of evidence you can have is EMG testing that shows neuropathy. This is often described as severely painful or tingling and numbness. Some diabetics have it so bad that they hurt themselves and do not even feel it.

If you do not meet a listing wild uncontrolled fluctuatins in blood sugar and its effects is an important piece of evidence also.

As always, though, a disability claimant can maximize their chances of being approved for benefits by simply not giving up when they are denied (most claimants are initially denied for benefits), by following the appeals process, and by being fully prepared at the time of a disability hearing, if such a hearing becomes necessary. Hearing preparation, of course, will generally include having able representation and adequate medical record documentation.
As Always Cincinnati social security disability attorney welcomes your questions at 621-2345 or invites you to visit his web site.