Medical Marijuana Expansion Set for Illinois

https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/pot-patients-advocates-opioid-expansion-medical-marijuana-reaction/

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This may also impact those on Workers’ Compensation and seeking Social Security Disability.

Social Security Disability Tips

Here are some ideas to help your Social Security Disability case.

If you need a cane or walker, make sure to ask the doctor for a prescription.

This provides objective evidence to SSA.

If you have problems walking and standing for distances, make sure to ask your doctor to complete a disability parking placard for the Secretary of State.

This will alert SSA to your problems.

If you are having problems with using your hands or need to elevate your legs, make sure to ask your doctor for a note explaining your special needs.

This lets SSA know the severity of your problems.

It never hurts to get this type of evidence early into your case.

Remember Social Security must decide two things.

First, are you disabled.

Second, when did you become disabled.

Questions about your disability case? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/19/business/economy/social-security-applications.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

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Very interesting story regarding Social Security Disability.

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.