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The staff at LaVan & Neidenberg cares about the disabled and we are passionate about  the issues that affect those who are applying or waiting for Social Security Disability, Veterans' Disability Compensation, and/or Long-Term Disability Insurance benefits. We make it a point to blog about important topics such as advances in the various disability claims processes, advances in medicine, upgrades to the various disability benefits programs, and much more.

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12/16/2013
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Childhood Disabilities & Their Effects May Persist Into Adulthood

Many childhood health conditions that cause disability often persist into adulthood, which may complicate disability benefit eligibility.

Category: Social Security Disability

12/11/2013
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Keep Your Mind Active with 5 Easy Steps to Decrease Cognitive Decline

Researchers in the U.K. have identified five healthy behaviors that may reduce cognitive decline and reduce risk of disabling conditions like dementia.

Category: Social Security Disability

12/4/2013
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Social Security Administration in Full Compliance with Plain Writing Act

The Social Security Administration is in full compliance with the Plain Writing Act, making it easier for claimants to understand the processes and forms of the department.

Category: Social Security Disability

11/25/2013
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Researches Develop Computer Program to Predict Epileptic Seizures

A new computer model is making it possible for doctors to predict the onset of seizures in patients with epilepsy as soon as 30 minutes prior to the episode.

Category: Social Security Disability

11/21/2013
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Study: Irregular Heart Beat Reduced with Significant Weight Loss

Those who lose a significant amount of weight experienced a greater reduction in atrial fibrillation symptoms (irregular heart beat).

Category: Social Security Disability

11/19/2013
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Reasons to Seek a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

There are a many explanations for why individuals with Alzheimer’s disease aren’t diagnosed. Consider the importance of receiving an official diagnosis.

Category: Social Security Disability

11/8/2013
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3 Reasons Diabetics Should Have Regular Eye Exams

Diabetes can often lead to vision problems as the disease progresses. To avoid vision impairment, regular eye exams may help catch issues before it's too late.

Category: Social Security Disability

11/6/2013
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Study: Depression is Second-Leading Cause of Disability in the World

Major depressive disorder is the second-leading cause of disability in world, according to a new study. It may qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

Category: Social Security Disability

11/4/2013
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Social Security Cost Of Living Adjustment Announced for 2014

The official Social Security Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA) has been announced for 2014 benefits. See how much you may expect in next year’s payments.

Category: Social Security Disability

10/17/2013
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Government Shutdown Over, But Impact on SSD May Linger

Even as government services resume, the delays caused by the historic 16-day shutdown will be felt for several months as departments catch up on their duties.

Category: Social Security Disability

10/14/2013
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Social Security Administration Awaiting Inflation Report to Calculate Benefits

The official September report on inflation will indicate whether a Cost of Living Adjustment will be made for Social Security disability benefits in 2014.

Category: Social Security Disability

10/9/2013
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Government Shutdown Continuing to Impact Social Security Disability Claims

Some disability claimants may be affected by the government shutdown if they are currently pursuing an open disability benefits claim or appeal.

Category: Social Security Disability

10/2/2013
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How the Government Shutdown Will Impact Social Security Disability Claims

The Social Security Administration has announced limited delays in Social Security services – see how the shutdown will impact disability benefits.

Category: Social Security Disability

9/26/2013
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$1.3 Billion Were Improperly Paid by Social Security Disability

Social Security has improperly paid out $1.3 billion in benefits. With various issues facing the administration, it’s beneficial to seek legal advice.

Category: Social Security Disability

9/24/2013
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Number of Alzheimer’s Cases Expected to Triple By 2050

With the baby boom generation aging, estimates project that Alzheimer’s cases will soar. A new report expects cases to triple by the year 2050.

Category: Social Security Disability

9/19/2013
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Preventative Measures Could Reduce Risk of Endometrial Cancer by 59 Percent

Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer that affects the female reproductive system. A study finds prevention measures could reduce risk 59 percent.

Category: Social Security Disability

9/4/2013
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Chronic Illness May Make it Harder to Maintain Healthy Food Supply

A recent study finds that households where adults suffer from chronic illness may find it harder to put adequate food on the table due to limited resources.

Category: Social Security Disability

8/30/2013
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Whole Fruits - Not Just Juice - May Decrease Diabetes Risk

Some fruits may help decrease the risk of diabetes, but only if you consume the flesh and not just the juice. Healthy eating can help avoid disabling conditions!

Category: Social Security Disability

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8/21/2013
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Study: Junk Food During Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Mental Disorders in Children

Pregnant moms who consume junk food may be contributing to a higher risk of mental disorders in their unborn children, which may lead to childhood disability.

Category: Social Security Disability

8/15/2013
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Risk of Dementia Could Be Slightly Increased in Those with Elevated Blood Sugar Levels

A study finds a slight increase in dementia risk in those with elevated blood sugar levels. However, there are other risks that are much more significant.

Category: Social Security Disability

8/13/2013
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Disabled Children of Vietnam Vets May Qualify for SSD Benefits

Disabled children and grandchildren of Vietnam vets may qualify for disability benefits. If benefits aren’t available, they may be eligible for SSD benefits.

Category: Social Security Disability

7/5/2013
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Walking 15 Minutes after Every Meal Could Reduce Risk of Diabetes

Study finds blood sugar levels are reduced when walking 15 minutes after every meal. Benefits are more significant when compared to walking just one time for 45 minutes.

Category: Social Security Disability

7/3/2013
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New Study Examines Amyloid Beta 42 & Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Amyloid beta 42 may be linked to the development of early onset Alzheimer’s. It may help show how the disease progresses and provide direction in creating a drug.

Category: Social Security Disability

7/2/2013
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The DOMA Repeal: What This May Mean For Your Social Security Benefits

Part of the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) was repealed in late June, causing major changes to how Social Security benefits will be handled in the future.

Category: Social Security Disability

6/20/2013
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Low or High Blood Pressure May Damage Brain Cells

Blood pressure that is too low or too high may be linked with brain cell damage. Damaging brain cells may increase risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Category: Social Security Disability