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Disability Benefits Legal Blog: Read About Disability Law, Rights, And News All In One Place

The purpose of this legal blog is to share all of our latest firm news and Texas disability information with our readers and clients. Feel free to browse the subjects that mean the most to you, post responses, or contact our Dallas disability lawyers with questions about your own case.


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4/14/2014
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Qualifying for Social Security Disability Due to a Shoulder Injury

Victims of shoulder injuries may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Find out if you qualify and how to prove your disability.

Category: Social Security Disability

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4/10/2014
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Denied by a Judge? Should you appeal or reapply?

Have your received a denial by an Administrative Law Judge? What's best - to appeal or reapply?

Category: Social Security Disability

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4/6/2014
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Living Outside the U.S. and Receiving Social Security Disability

Recipients of Social Security disability may face an interruption in their benefits if they are outside of the U.S. This applies only in certain circumstances.

Category: Social Security Disability

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3/14/2014
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Back Pay for Social Security Disability: Lump Sum or Installments?

Back pay may be awarded to some Social Security disability benefits applicants. When granted, it may be issued in a lump sum or in installments. Learn more.

Category: Social Security Disability

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3/14/2014
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Information You Must Provide to Obtain a Paper Check for SSD Benefits

To receive your disability benefits by check, you must apply for a waiver of the direct deposit rule. Learn here what you must do.

Category: Social Security Disability

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3/6/2014
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Take These Steps While Waiting for Social Security Disability Benefits

Waiting for Social Security disability benefits can be very difficult. Consider these options while waiting for the decision on your claim.

Category: Social Security Disability

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2/22/2014
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Outcomes for Relevant Work History and Social Security Disability

After reviewing relevant work history, the Social Security Administration makes a determination as part of your Texas disability claim. Learn what comes next.

Category: Social Security Disability

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2/14/2014
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VA Personal Hearings: The Different Types and How to Request One

Requesting a personal hearing is an important option during the VA disability benefits appeals process. Learn the different types and how to make your request.

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1/22/2014
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Facts About Houston Requests for Reconsideration

If your initial claim for Social Security disability benefits in Houston was denied, all hope is not lost. Your next step may be a Request for Reconsideration.

Category: Social Security Disability

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1/6/2014
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Presumed Disabilities in Houston Veterans’ Disability Benefit Claims

With certain disabilities, applicants for veterans’ disability benefits in Houston do not need evidence. Learn more about these presumed disabilities.

Category: Veterans' Disability

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1/4/2014
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Signs Your Doctor Might Not Be Right for Your Houston Disability Case

Houston Social Security attorney examines a few red flags that might reveal your current doctor isn’t right for your disability case. Learn more here.

Category: Social Security Disability

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12/28/2013
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Your Physician for the Consultative Exam: Pitfalls and Problems

Have you been scheduled for a consultative exam for your Dallas disability claim? Here’s some pointers on how to prepare yourself.

Category: Social Security Disability

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12/22/2013
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Are You an “Atomic” Texas Veteran? The VA Is Looking for You

Thousands of veterans exposed to ionizing radiation several decades ago might be eligible for disability benefits they don’t know about. Learn more here.

Category: Veterans' Disability

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12/14/2013
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Preparing to Talk With Your Doctor About Social Security Disability

Once you’re ready to file for disability benefits in Bellaire, you’re going to need to talk to your primary doctor. Learn how to prepare here.

Category: Social Security Disability

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12/10/2013
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Houston Veterans’ Benefits Attorney: Claim Denied by the BVA?

Houston VA attorney takes a look at your options if the Board of Veterans’ Appeals denies your claim. Learn more here.

Category: Veterans' Disability

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11/28/2013
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How Much Could I Receive From CRDP?

Are you a veteran with questions about disability compensation? Learn about CRDP and the amount you’re eligible for in Texas.

Category: Veterans' Disability

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11/22/2013
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Bellaire Social Security Attorney: Hypothetically Speaking…About You

At your Bellaire disability appeal hearing, the judge and expert witnesses will use a different sort of language to talk about your claim. Learn more here.

Category: Social Security Disability

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11/14/2013
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VA’s Research Into Medically Unexplained Illnesses for Texas Veterans

The VA is researching links between service in the first Gulf War and chronic multi-symptom illnesses. Call a Texas veterans’ attorney for a free case review.

Category: Veterans' Disability

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11/10/2013
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Houston Social Security Lawyer: Know Your Vocational Advisors

Understanding the difference between a vocational analyst and a vocational advisor might improve your odds of a successful claim. Houston SSDI lawyer explains.

Category: Social Security Disability

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11/4/2013
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Houston VA Attorney: Evidence Needed to Reopen a Case

Houston veterans’ attorney takes a look at examples of what might—and what probably won’t—persuade the VA to reopen a closed disability claim.

Category: Veterans' Disability

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10/28/2013
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Why would smoking cigarettes affect my disability claim?

Smoking cigarettes is bad for your health - true. But how does smoking affect your Social Security disability claim?

Category: General

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10/28/2013
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Dallas SSDI Lawyer: You Might Be Able to Obtain a Second ALJ Hearing

There are several mistakes that could help you win a second appeal hearing before an ALJ. Dallas disability benefits attorney explains.

Category: Social Security Disability

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10/22/2013
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Dallas VA Lawyer: Filing Dates, Back Pay, and Reopening a VA Claim

Trying to decide between reopening a previous claim and starting over from scratch? Dallas VA lawyer explains the pros and cons. Call for a free case review.

Category: Veterans' Disability

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10/14/2013
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The Long Wait for a Decision After a Houston Claim Appeal Hearing

One of the many reasons to not put off applying for Houston Social Security disability is how it will take for you to hear back on an appeal hearing.

Category: Social Security Disability

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10/10/2013
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Houston VA Attorney: How CFS Is Diagnosed for Gulf War Veterans

Houston veterans’ attorney explains how veterans from the first Gulf War obtain a diagnosis for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome when there is no definitive test.

Category: Veterans' Disability

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