Short Staffing Leads to long waits for Social Security Disability Hearings

http://Short staffing leads to long waits for Social Security disability hearing decisions

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Not only long waits for the hearing, but also 2 to 5 month wait after the hearing for the hearing decision to be written. I tell people that it is a terrible system, however it is the only one we have.

 

Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/01/health/ticks-mosquitoes-diseases.html?hpw&rref=health&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

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Lyme disease may become a devastating disease, and it can prevent you from working. More doctors recognize the disease. This should lead to Social Security ruling that people can become disabled as a result.

The Disappearing Doctor and How it Makes Your Disability Case Harder

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/health/health-care-mergers-doctors.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fhealth&action=click&contentCollection=health&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfro

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The changes in health care delivery make it harder to win your Social Security Disability case. Not able to see the doctor as much or get the medical tests you need results in less evidence to convince the Judge of your disability.

Twin sisters known for battle with debilitating OCD die in possible ‘suicide pact’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/04/04/twin-sisters-known-for-spirited-battle-with-ocd-die-in-possible-suicide-pact/?utm_term=.50a1ce0f8b95

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Extreme mental health conditions are grounds for Social Security disability benefits. They prevent a person from working in regular employment.