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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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SSA Office Reopening Plans 2022

Social Security field office have been closed to the public for two years. Since March 2020, all business with SSA has been conducted online or over the phone. The closures have especially impacted those without access to reliable internet connection, computer equipment, or for those who speak English as a second language.

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Slowdowns at local Social Security Offices

At the LaPorte Law firm, our attorneys and staff regularly interact with the local Social Security offices located throughout Northern California and Hawaii. This experience has allowed us to understand the slowdowns the Social Security Administration has experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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 You Qualify for Disability Benefits With Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a group of disorders that causes elevated blood sugar levels in the body. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 10.5% of the US population has diabetes.

The seriousness of diabetes

Diabetes is a very serious disease that can lead to severe complications.

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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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