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Appealing a Denial with the Help of Your Las Vegas Social Security Lawyer

The fact that you’re thinking about finding a qualified, experienced, Las Vegas Social Security lawyer shows that you may already know a fair amount about just how complicated the entire claims process can be.

Receiving SSI for Depression with the Help of a Las Vegas Social Security Disability Attorney

If you’re unable to work due to clinical depression, you may want to consider contacting a Las Vegas Social Security disability attorney.

Applying for Your Social Security Disability Benefits with a Las Vegas Social Security Lawyer

Applying for your Social Security disability benefits is actually rather simple. There are four basic steps in the process.



Social Security Consultative Exams

Social Security may schedule a consultative exam in your case. It is important that you cooperate in the exam. It may mean your win--or lose--your case

Adult IQ Scores to demonstrate IQ before age 22 in Social Security Disability and SSI hearings

Social Security benefits for mental retardation require an onset before age 22. Disabled Adult Child Benefits also require an onset before age 22. When there is no juvenile testing, an adult WAIS may satisfy the requirements

The use of Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scores in Social Security Hearings

Mental health professionals will use Global Assessment of Functioning Scores as an estimate of severity in diagnoses. Administrative Law judges will use these scores to deny benefits. However, the Social Security Administration does not rely on these scores

Opinions from medical providers who are not "acceptable medical sources" in Social Security claims

Administrative Law Judges often reject opinions from providers who are not doctorates because the opinion does not come from "an acceptable medical source." However, the regulations clearly indicate these records can be used for some purposes.

Compliance with Medical Treatment in Social Security Disability Cases

Social Security disability decisions may consider whether an individual complies with recommendations for medical treatment. Often, Administrative Law Judges use this as an excuse to deny benefits. This article considers whether the Administrative Law judge decision meets the required standards

Exceptional Children

Placement and accommodations for children with special needs.

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