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    The claims process for disability benefits is often complicated and confusing, the Kenton Koszdin Law Office provides blogs on the various systems of the body as covered by the Listing of Impairments (the “Listings”) with the hope that applicants can utilize this important information to better understand whether their condition qualifies as a disability under… Read More

    The more that applicants for disability benefits know about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers and evaluates their type of disability, the more prepared they will be for the road ahead as the SSA considers benefit eligibility. As the claims process for disability benefits may not only be long and arduous, but complicated and… Read More

    If you have a cardiovascular impairment that impairs your ability to perform everyday activities, such as performing those functions related to your job, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listings of Impairments (the “Listings”). The Listings detail impairments considered severe enough to prevent an individual… Read More

    The Listings of Impairments evaluate cardiovascular impairments that result in any congenital or acquired disorder that affects the proper functioning of the heart or the arteries, veins, capillaries, and lymphatic drainage of the circulatory system. Cardiovascular impairment results from one or more of four effects of heart disease. The first consequence of heart disease is… Read More

    A worker who has a work-related injury or illness and who has applied for Workers’ Compensation (WC) will be treated by his or her own doctor. That physician treats the worker and makes evaluations as to when to return to work and what the extent of any permanent disability is. However, if the employer’s insurance… Read More

    At the fourth step of the sequential evaluation process, the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes a function-by-function comparison of the individual’s residual functional capacity (RFC) and past relevant work (PRW). If an individual retains the physical and mental capacity to perform any past relevant work, he/she Is found not disabled. If the applicant cannot perform… Read More

    At the second step of the sequential evaluation process, the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers the medical severity of an individual’s impairment(s). An individual must have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment (or a combination of impairments) that is severe and meets the duration requirement. For an impairment to be sufficiently severe under the… Read More

    The Social Security Act and its accompanying Code of Regulations provide for a five-step sequential evaluation process to assess whether applicants have a disability that qualifies them for benefits under federal law. Each step may be expressed in the form of a question asked by the examiner or judge about an individual applying for disability…. Read More

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