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Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes unprovoked seizures.  A diagnosis, according to the Mayo Clinic, requires at least two unprovoked seizures.  Approximately 180,000 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed each year, and it is estimated that 1 in 100 individuals will suffer from an...

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At the Rocky Mountain Disability Law Group, we focus our practice on disability claims.  This means we have had the opportunity to work on a vast number of disability cases and address a wide variety of unique issues.  One question that comes up frequently in these cases regards the rights of...

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Obtaining Social Security disability benefits to treat mental illnesses is more difficult than it is for any physical ailments. This unfortunate reality is due to the nature of mental illness. Although apparent to the sufferer, a mental illness can be difficult for a third party, like a...

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Recently, a single Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) judge decided a case involving the relevance of Social Security records to veterans’ disability claims.  The case does not have precedential value, as a single judge made the ruling.  In other words, future judges are not bound to...

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How can September 11th bring good news for Veterans? This year, 2014, marked the 13th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a forced plane crash in a field in Pennsylvania where more American lives were...

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As attorneys at a law firm, we work with a lot of disabled individuals and the word stress often comes to mind as we consider our client's needs.  Disabilities are stressful.  Tasks and activities that were once simple, like walking to get the mail or shopping for groceries, become a process...

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As a quick review, to receive Social Security disability (SSD), an applicant must show that they suffer from a severe mental or physical disability likely to result in death or last greater than 12 months that prevents the applicant from being able to engage in substantial gainful employment. As...

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As mentioned in earlier blog posts, Social Security disability is insurance funded by and paid to U.S. workers who are required to give up part of their paychecks to the fund.  For years, politicians and news analysts have stammered on and on about the Social Security disability trust crisis,...

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What do you do if you've received an unfavorable Social Security decision?  We have talked in prior disability law blog posts about the high likelihood that an initial claim filed with the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be denied.  This is a very common occurrence and one that clients...

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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a type of insurance that provides financial disability benefits to those who qualify; but what happens if you don’t qualify?  Maybe you were in a long-term relationship where your romantic partner paid the bills and have since separated and become...

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