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  • Cardiovascular System Disability: What Does The SSA Mean By Cardiovascular Impairment?
    Cardiovascular System Disability: What Does The SSA Mean By Cardiovascular Impairment?

    Cardiovascular impairments or disabilities are scary conditions for a claimant and his or her family to deal with. These conditions have dire consequences on an individuals daily life, including his ...

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  • Respiratory System Disability: Sleeping Disorders
    Respiratory System Disability: Sleeping Disorders

    We all suffer bouts of insomnia. We all have worries on our mind that keep us up at night. What happens, however, when these problems become chronic, serious conditions that affect our ability to ...

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  • It Happened Again: Man Arrested For DWI Twice In One Night
    It Happened Again: Man Arrested For DWI Twice In One Night

    Wow, it happened . . . again. It seems that the theme for the last few entries is when it rains, it pours. When there is a DWI , there is a second in the same night. Last Friday, we had an entry that ...

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  • Respiratory System Disability: Episodic Respiratory Disease
    Respiratory System Disability: Episodic Respiratory Disease

    Can one be found disabled , under the SSA definition, if they suffer from respiratory disease, episodically? Generally, a respiratory impairment that occurs frequently, but it is not a consistent ...

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  • Special Senses and Speech Disability: How Does The SSA Evaluate Visual Disorders?
    Special Senses and Speech Disability: How Does The SSA Evaluate Visual Disorders?

    The SSA defines a visual order as an "abnormality of the eye, the optic nerve, the optic tracts, or the brain that my cause a loss of visual acuity or visual fields." In order to be considered blind, ...

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  • Musculoskeletal System Disability: Diagnosis and Evaluation
    Musculoskeletal System Disability: Diagnosis and Evaluation

    Continuing the thread concerning Musculoskeletal Disabilities, the issue of diagnosis and evaluation will arise. Obviously, the SSA requires the best evidence to support the diagnosis. First, there ...

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