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New Ruling from The Ninth Circuit

In a recent ruling, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the Social Security regulations in 2017 eliminated the treating physician rule. The treating physician rule allowed the adjudicator to weigh medical opinions based on the extent of the doctor’s relationship with the claimant.

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Does postpartum depression qualify for disability?

Many new moms experience postpartum depression after childbirth, marked by mood swings, crying spells, anxiety, and depression. This form of depression can begin within the first two or three days after delivery and for some new moms, the symptoms can be severe and long-lasting.

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Social Security Disability Lawyer Cost

There are federal laws that dictate how much your Social Security disability lawyer can charge, and all fees must be approved by the Social Security Administration. When Social Security approves a claim, the Social Security Administration will automatically deduct attorney’s fees out of a lump sum retroactive award in most cases.

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Does Fibromyalgia qualify as a disability?

Answer: Yes. A person diagnosed with fibromyalgia can be approved for Social Security disability solely on the basis of fibromyalgia. While fibromyalgia is not a “listed” impairment (SSA’s Listings are impairments that automatically qualify for disability), SSA must evaluate any condition that has lasted, or can be expected to last, twelve continuous months and that results in workplace limitations.

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Press Realease

ATTORNEY TERRY LAPORTE ACHIEVES RECERTIFICATION IN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY LAW WITH THE NATIONAL BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCACY

The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Terry LaPorte of the LaPorte Law Firm, has successfully achieved recertification as a Social Security Disability Law advocate.

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Can I Get Disability Benefits for My Anxiety or Depression

You can be entitled to SSDI benefits or SSI benefits if you suffer from anxiety or depression. Depression, anxiety, and other mental health impairments can have a significant impact on a person’s life and career. These mental health impairments can make it impossible for an individual to work and earn a living.

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What You Can Spend Your SSI Benefits On

You’ve won your SSI case! Now what? There are specific rules that Social Security Administration has in place that affects how you can spend SSI money.

Spending Your SSI Benefits

If you are a direct recipient of SSI benefits, technically there is no limit to what you can use the money for.

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