Jenkins Block & Associates http://jenkinsblock.com Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:36:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 71084492 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Social Security Disability Benefits http://jenkinsblock.com/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-and-social-security-disability-benefits/ Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:58:56 +0000 http://www.jenkinsblock.com/?p=857 When most people hear the term post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, they assume it’s in reference to a war veteran. While this disorder, which used to be known as shell shock following World War I, is typically used to describe... Read More

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PTSD can affect people in different ways, but it usually affects them in a very serious manner.

When most people hear the term post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, they assume it’s in reference to a war veteran. While this disorder, which used to be known as shell shock following World War I, is typically used to describe the mental state of many people who see combat, it is not limited to that one group of people. There are plenty of traumatic experiences that can bring on PTSD. For people experiencing an inability to work because of post-traumatic stress disorder, you have an avenue for aid in Social Security Disability benefits.

Symptoms of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychological problem whose symptoms are not always constant and do not always manifest immediately after a traumatic event. Feelings of hopelessness, anger, guilt, shame, or numbness are common with PTSD. Many people report vivid flashbacks or dreams of the event, and often have trouble sleeping or feeling motivated to complete even basics tasks like working.

PTSD and Social Security Disability

Since PTSD can lead to difficulty with daily activities, Social Security Disability Benefits are available to individuals suffering from the disorder. Documentation of your difficulties with PTSD is vital to filing a Social Security Disability benefits claim. Legal representation from an attorney experienced in filing Social Security Disability benefits claims will help ensure your claim is comprehensive and complete.  

Call Jenkins Block & Associates To Seek Social Security Disability Benefits For PTSD!

When choosing an attorney to guide you through the process of Social Security Disability benefits, it’s important to hire an individual experienced with the program and its requirements. Consulting an individual who has insight on Social Security and the application process will prove to be extremely valuable in the long run, especially when questions arise or uncertainty on how to proceed.

Before trying to work out intricate Social Security Disability qualifications on your own, contact our office to make sure you understand the program and process. Protect yourself, know your rights: call us and Get JBA First!

Jenkins Block & Associates has 40+ years of experience in successful SSD/SSI cases in Maryland & Virginia, in addition to being a member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online to begin the process of filing your Social Security benefits!

 

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How Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Can Affect Your Ability to Work and How to File for Benefits http://jenkinsblock.com/how-chronic-pulmonary-disease-can-affect-your-ability-to-work-and-how-to-file-for-benefits/ Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:07:05 +0000 http://www.jenkinsblock.com/?p=854 An estimated 24 million Americans suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Most cases of COPD are caused by smoking tobacco products, but large amounts of other pollutants can contribute as well. This disease can affect your ability to work... Read More

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COPD can seriously affect your ability to work up to your full capacity.

An estimated 24 million Americans suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Most cases of COPD are caused by smoking tobacco products, but large amounts of other pollutants can contribute as well. This disease can affect your ability to work the way you’re used to. If you suffer from COPD and it is affecting your ability to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The right Social Security Disability lawyer will be able to help you receive the benefits you are entitled to.

Symptoms of COPD

There are actually a few different progressive lung diseases that fall under COPD including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. Common symptoms of COPD include increased breathlessness, frequent coughing, wheezing and a tightness in the chest. Physical exertion triggers COPD, so working a physically taxing job can become near impossible if you are diagnosed. Since smoking is the biggest risk factor associated with developing COPD, it is essential that you quit smoking as soon as you are diagnosed.

Hire a Lawyer to Help with Your Claim

It is vital to enlist the help of a Social Security Disability lawyer when you go to file a claim. You are responsible for showing that COPD renders you unable to work in order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The majority of Social Security Disability claims are denied because of incorrectly filled out forms. Your lawyer will help you navigate the process so your claim has the best chance of being approved.

Call Jenkins Block & Associates To Seek Social Security Disability Benefits For COPD!

When choosing an attorney to guide you through the process of Social Security Disability benefits, it’s important to hire an individual experienced with the program and its requirements. Consulting an individual who has insight on Social Security and the application process will prove to be extremely valuable in the long run, especially when questions arise or uncertainty on how to proceed.

Before trying to work out intricate Social Security Disability qualifications on your own, contact our office to make sure you understand the program and process. Protect yourself, know your rights: call us and Get JBA First!

Jenkins Block & Associates has 40+ years of experience in successful SSD/SSI cases in Maryland & Virginia, in addition to being a member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online to begin the process of filing your Social Security benefits!

 

Source:

http://www.copdfoundation.org/

http://goo.gl/AjXhju

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What Is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome? http://jenkinsblock.com/what-is-reflex-sympathetic-dystrophycomplex-regional-pain-syndrome/ Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:43:21 +0000 http://www.jenkinsblock.com/?p=846 Unfortunately, the cause of many chronic pain syndromes are unknown and symptoms may never be fully remedied. This is true for reflex sympathetic dystrophy, also known as complex regional pain syndrome (RSD/CRPS). An injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack can... Read More

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Reflex sympathetic dystrophy causes an amount of pain disproportionately intense for an injury.

Unfortunately, the cause of many chronic pain syndromes are unknown and symptoms may never be fully remedied. This is true for reflex sympathetic dystrophy, also known as complex regional pain syndrome (RSD/CRPS). An injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack can all lead to RSD/CRPS, manifest by an amount of pain that is disproportionately higher than the severity of the injury warrants. If the symptoms of RSD/CRPS are making it difficult, or impossible, to continue working you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

 

Symptoms and Stages of RSD/CRPS

RSD/CRPS usually affects a limb, and can spread from one limb to another. Continuous burning or throbbing pain, sensitivity or swelling in the limb are common symptoms. The skin on the affected area may change color and texture, and can change temperature from extremely hot to very cold. At first pain, sensitivity, swelling, redness and noticeable changes in temperature will occur in the affected area. Treatment is most effective in the early stages, and the condition may naturally heal on its own. Once skin color changes and muscle spasms and tightening begin, however, RSD/CRPS is often irreversible.

Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits

According to the Social Security Administration, “RSDS/CRPS constitutes a medically determinable impairment when it is documented by appropriate medical signs, symptoms, and laboratory findings.” Proper documentation is key to any Social Security Disability Benefits claim, and the Social Security Administration requires “that the impairment be established by medical evidence that consists of signs, symptoms, and laboratory findings, and not only by an individual’s statement of symptoms.” An experienced lawyer will be able to help you organize and present your documentation so that you have the best chance for a successful filing.

Call Jenkins Block & Associates For Help Seeking Social Security Disability Benefits!

When choosing an attorney to guide you through the process of Social Security Disability benefits, it’s important to hire an individual experienced with the program and its requirements. Consulting an individual who has insight on Social Security and the application process will prove to be extremely valuable in the long run, especially when questions arise or uncertainty on how to proceed.

Before trying to work out intricate Social Security Disability qualifications on your own, contact our office to make sure you understand the program and process. Protect yourself, know your rights: call us and Get JBA First!

Jenkins Block & Associates has 40+ years of experience in successful SSD/SSI cases in Maryland & Virginia, in addition to being a member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online to begin the process of filing your Social Security benefits!

 

Sources: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/complex-regional-pain-syndrome/basics/symptoms/con-20022844

https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/rulings/di/01/SSR2003-02-di-01.html

 

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Social Security Disability http://jenkinsblock.com/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-and-social-security-disability/ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:45:58 +0000 http://www.jenkinsblock.com/?p=850 You’re always tired, no matter how much rest you get. After a hard day’s work you go home and get to bed early hoping to wake up feeling fresh and renewed. Instead, you wake up feeling just as tired, if... Read More

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Still tired after a good night’s sleep? Affecting your ability to work? You might have chronic fatigue syndrome.

You’re always tired, no matter how much rest you get. After a hard day’s work you go home and get to bed early hoping to wake up feeling fresh and renewed. Instead, you wake up feeling just as tired, if not more tired, as the night before and frustrated. You head off to work and find that you cannot keep focused or on task. This is the life of someone with chronic fatigue syndrome, a disorder without a clear cause. Individuals who suffer from this are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits is they meet the criteria set out by the Social Security Administration.  

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Fatigue is not the only symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome. The most alarming is the loss of memory or concentration, while sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or armpits, headaches, and unexplained muscle pains are also signs. Of course, the defining symptoms are unrefreshing sleep and extreme exhaustion that lasts for a day or more.

Filing

To be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income your condition and any other condition you may suffer from must prevent you from substantial gainful employment. The Center for Disease Control has five defining characteristics of chronic fatigue syndrome, saying that “the hallmark of [chronic fatigue syndrome] is the presence of clinically evaluated, persistent or relapsing chronic fatigue that:

  1. Is of new or definite onset (this is, has not been lifelong)
  2. Cannot be explained by another physical or mental disorder
  3. Is not the result of ongoing exertion
  4. Is not substantially alleviated by rest
  5. Results in substantial reduction in previous levels of occupational, educational, social, or personal activities”

Despite the first characteristic of chronic fatigue syndrome, your disability does not have to new to file for Social Security Disability benefits. The disability must last, or be expected to last, at least 12 consecutive months in order to file, however.

Call Jenkins Block & Associates For Help Seeking Social Security Disability Benefits!

When choosing an attorney to guide you through the process of Social Security Disability benefits, it’s important to hire an individual experienced with the program and its requirements. Consulting an individual who has insight on Social Security and the application process will prove to be extremely valuable in the long run, especially when questions arise or uncertainty on how to proceed.

Before trying to work out intricate Social Security Disability qualifications on your own, contact our office to make sure you understand the program and process. Protect yourself, know your rights: call us and Get JBA First!

Jenkins Block & Associates has 40+ years of experience in successful SSD/SSI cases in Maryland & Virginia, in addition to being a member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online to begin the process of filing your Social Security benefits!

 

Sources:

https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/rulings/di/01/SSR2014-01-di-01.html

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/basics/causes/con-20022009

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If You Suffer from Guillain-Barre Syndrome You Can File for Social Security Disability Benefits http://jenkinsblock.com/if-you-suffer-from-guillain-barre-syndrome-you-can-file-for-social-security-disability-benefits/ Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:25:10 +0000 http://www.jenkinsblock.com/?p=843 What begins as a tingling in your lower body that quickly turns into weakness, inability to walk, difficulty speaking or breathing, rapid heart rate, and severe achy pains at night could be signs of what’s known as Guillain-Barre syndrome. This... Read More

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome starts in the lower body, but can quickly lead to major joint dysfunction.

What begins as a tingling in your lower body that quickly turns into weakness, inability to walk, difficulty speaking or breathing, rapid heart rate, and severe achy pains at night could be signs of what’s known as Guillain-Barre syndrome. This disorder causes your immune system to attack your nervous system, starting with the common “pins and needles” sensation and ultimately leading to muscle weakness and possibly paralysis. In some rare cases a respiratory infection or stomach flu can lead to Guillain-Barre syndrome, but the exact cause of the disorder is unknown. Luckily, this disorder is not permanent and most people who suffer from Guillain-Barre syndrome will recover. However, you could possibly be affected for anywhere from a few weeks, months, or even years. While dealing with this issue it may be difficult or impossible to work. If you are unable to work due to Guillain-Barre syndrome and the associated symptoms, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

Requirements to File

The common symptoms of this disorder, such as the major dysfunction of a joint or chronic respiratory insufficiency, have their own entries in the Social Security Administration’s listing of qualifying conditions. While being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome is a less common reason to file for Social Security disability benefits than many of the symptoms, you can receive approval for benefits based on the disorder. Remember, documentation of your symptoms are essential to your claim. Physician’s notes, history of hospitalizations, imaging reports like x-rays or CT scans, and a history of hospitalization are vital pieces of information. A lawyer with experience helping individuals file  Social Security Disability benefits claims will be able to put you on the right path to receiving the aid you need.

Call Jenkins Block & Associates For Help Seeking Social Security Disability Benefits!

When choosing an attorney to guide you through the process of Social Security Disability benefits, it’s important to hire an individual experienced with the program and its requirements. Consulting an individual who has insight on Social Security and the application process will prove to be extremely valuable in the long run, especially when questions arise or uncertainty on how to proceed.

Before trying to work out intricate Social Security Disability qualifications on your own, contact our office to make sure you understand the program and process. Protect yourself, know your rights: call us and Get JBA First!

Jenkins Block & Associates has 40+ years of experience in successful SSD/SSI cases in Maryland & Virginia, in addition to being a member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online to begin the process of filing your Social Security benefits!

 

Source: http://www.disabilitybenefitscenter.org/social-security-disabling-conditions/guillain-barre-syndrome

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/guillain-barre-syndrome/basics/symptoms/con-20025832

 

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Diabetes May Entitle you to File for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income http://jenkinsblock.com/diabetes-may-entitle-you-to-file-for-social-security-disability-or-supplemental-security-income/ Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:29:19 +0000 http://www.jenkinsblock.com/?p=837 Diabetes is a life-altering health issue the Center for Disease Control estimates affects over 29 million people in the U.S. It is a condition that affects a person for the rest of their life once diagnosed, and can have some... Read More

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If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and it is affecting your ability to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income.

Diabetes is a life-altering health issue the Center for Disease Control estimates affects over 29 million people in the U.S. It is a condition that affects a person for the rest of their life once diagnosed, and can have some very serious symptoms if the disease is allowed to progress without treatment. If the symptoms of diabetes have hindered your ability to work you may be eligible for assistance in the form of Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income. Simply being diagnosed with diabetes is not enough to file a successful claim, though. Keep reading for more information on what constitutes a basis for benefits based on diabetes.

Requirements to File

According to the Disability Benefits Help website, “Diabetes is listed in the Social Security Administration’s impairment listing manual […] as a condition which can qualify a person for Social Security benefits.” They continue by specifically outlining what criteria must be met in order to qualify for benefits on the grounds of diabetes disability. First, you must be diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (type one or type two diabetes) by a medical professional. Secondly, you must have at least one of the following symptoms so severely that it inhibits your ability to work:

  • Neuropathy: Nerve damage that causes weakness, numbness, and pain that affects the extremities
  • Acidosis: increased acidity in the blood and other body tissue
  • Diabetic Retinopathy: Loss of vision caused by damage to the retina, it is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes.

If you’ve worked for at least five of the last 10 years and have paid Social Security taxes, Disability Insurance Benefits allow you to withdraw the money you have put in. If you do not qualify for Disability Insurance Benefits you may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income, a federal supplement program.

Call Jenkins Block & Associates To Seek Social Security Disability Benefits For Your Diabetes Diagnosis!

When choosing an attorney to guide you through the process of Social Security Disability benefits, it’s important to hire an individual experienced with the program and its requirements. Consulting an individual who has insight on Social Security and the application process will prove to be extremely valuable in the long run, especially when questions arise or uncertainty on how to proceed.

Before trying to work out intricate Social Security Disability qualifications on your own, contact our office to make sure you understand the program and process. Protect yourself, know your rights: call us and Get JBA First!

Jenkins Block & Associates has 40+ years of experience in successful SSD/SSI cases in Maryland & Virginia, in addition to being a member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online to begin the process of filing your Social Security benefits!

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Maryland Parents letting underage kids drink on their property could face litigation http://jenkinsblock.com/maryland-parents-letting-underage-kids-drink-on-their-property-could-face-litigation/ Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:29:09 +0000 http://www.jenkinsblock.com/?p=834 Earlier this month the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that parents who allow underage drinking on their property could now face civil suits if the underage drinker hurts themselves or someone else. The ruling came as a result of two... Read More

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If an under-aged person consumes alcohol on the property of a knowing adult and hurts themselves or someone else, the landowner can face litigation.

Earlier this month the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that parents who allow underage drinking on their property could now face civil suits if the underage drinker hurts themselves or someone else. The ruling came as a result of two similar cases, both involving underage drinking and car accidents.

The first involved the death of a 17-year-old, who left a party where he had gotten drunk the night before and was riding home in the bed of a friend’s pickup truck. The driver, who was 22-years-old at the time, got into an auto accident resulting in the young man’s death. His mother sued the owner of the home where the party was held.

The second involved a woman being struck by a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old who had been drinking at the home of a co-worker. The woman was walking her dogs when she was hit, resulting in severe injuries that require spinal surgery.

It has been a crime for an adult to knowingly allow underage drinking at their home for the last 20 years, since 1996 when the Maryland General Assembly enacted CR & 10-117 (b). The law states that “an adult may not knowingly and willfully allow an individual under the age of 21 years actually to possess or consume an alcoholic beverage at a residence […] and in which the adult resides.” However, the court has been wary of extending liability to a knowing adult for the actions of an intoxicated individual under 21 outside of the adult’s residence.

The Court states clearly in the conclusion of their ruling, “adults are responsible criminally for underage drinking on their property. […] Depending on the circumstances, an adult who violates this statute may owe a civil duty to persons injured as a result of such drinking, including the underage persons consuming the alcohol.”

Auto accidents including drunk driving are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and young drivers do not have enough experience on the road already. Adding alcohol into the mix is a recipe for disaster that could lead to litigation for any parent allowing the consumption of alcohol on their property.

If You Need Representation In An Auto Accident Case Call Jenkins Block Today!

When choosing an attorney to guide you through the process of an auto accident claim, it’s important to hire an individual experienced with the relevant laws. Consulting an individual who has insight on the auto accident claims process will prove to be extremely valuable in the long run, especially when questions arise or uncertainty on how to proceed.

Before trying to represent yourself in an auto accident claim, contact our office to make sure you understand the law and process. Protect yourself, know your rights: call us and Get JBA First!

Jenkins Block & Associates has 40+ years of experience in successful auto accident cases in Maryland & Virginia, in addition to being a member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives.  Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online to learn more about auto accident representation and guidance!

 

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Medical Malpractice News: Dr. Bryan Williams Is Scheduled to Appear Before The Maryland Physicians Board http://jenkinsblock.com/dr-bryan-williams-is-scheduled-to-appear-before-the-maryland-physicians-board/ Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:45:04 +0000 http://www.jenkinsblock.com/?p=826 Anesthesiologist, Dr. Bryan Williams is now scheduled to appear before the Maryland Physicians Board facing sexual molestation allegations. According to the Maryland State Medical Board’s initial charging documents, 3 women sought treatment for pain management and later alleged that Williams... Read More

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Seek Attorney intervention today if you feel you’ve been mistreated by a medical professional.

Anesthesiologist, Dr. Bryan Williams is now scheduled to appear before the Maryland Physicians Board facing sexual molestation allegations. According to the Maryland State Medical Board’s initial charging documents, 3 women sought treatment for pain management and later alleged that Williams touched them inappropriately beneath the surgical gown. Once the document was made public, the Board received additional complaints from patients claiming Williams inappropriately touched them during physical examinations. With 7 individual patient complaints, Williams faces the possible seizure of his medical license. We urge those who feel they’ve been mistreated by Dr. Bryan Williams to speak up today! Attorney intervention is the only way to solve shocking incidents of medical malpractice.

Detailing Of Patient Allegations

Previously, there were 3 victims who came fourth with sexual mistreatment allegations. Recently, 4 more victims have revealed similar circumstances of medical malpractice. In each case, patients claim that Williams used his position as a medical professional to reach beneath their gowns. Patients reported feeling apprehensive about questioning his actions, because of his elevated medical title. In each isolated case, patient complaints are similar. William’s allegedly pulled down their under garments, feeling and fondling the buttocks and area between the legs. In all 7 complaints, a female chaperone was not present, and patient mistreatment ensued unobserved. It is normal to feel fearful and apprehensive when reporting medical malpractice, especially in cases involving sexual abuse! These circumstances are violating and traumatic. and a stark example of medical malpractice. Help The Maryland Physicians Board keep dangerous men out of the medical field. Speak up, if you too, feel you’ve been a victim of the same allegations highlighted in this blog.

Medical Malpractice Is A Violation Of The Law! Seek Help today If You Feel You’ve Been Mistreated By A Medical Professional

Jenkins Block and Associates will provide you with a medical malpractice lawyer in order to squash further physical and emotional harm. Seeking justice for malpractice cases will keep dangerous doctors from mistreating future patients. A closed mouth will only result in continued trauma. You are helping yourself, and so many others from serious personal distress. Consulting an individual with advanced legal insight in the medical field will prove to be extremely valuable, especially when questions or uncertainty arise on how to proceed.

Our lawyers will stand by you and offer you the best support while you go through these trying times. Legal battles based on cases in which you’ve been emotionally abused can be extremely difficult. At Jenkins Block, our attorneys understand this. Doctors have representation to protect and defend their interests. You deserve the same! Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online  to begin filing your medical malpractice claim!

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Filing For Social Security Disability With An Anxiety Disorder Diagnosis http://jenkinsblock.com/filing-for-social-security-disability-with-an-anxiety-disorder-diagnosis/ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:48:36 +0000 http://www.jenkinsblock.com/?p=810 Stressful, harrowing ailments aren’t always physically induced. In today’s stressful world, many people struggle with feelings of apprehension, tension, and uneasiness in situations that, otherwise, wouldn’t warrant them. If they’re neglected long enough, they could manifest themselves in the form... Read More

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Mental disorders, such as anxiety, can be crippling. Learn how you can seek social security benefits if you're unable to work.

Mental disorders, such as anxiety, can be crippling. Learn how you can seek social security benefits if you’re unable to work.

Stressful, harrowing ailments aren’t always physically induced. In today’s stressful world, many people struggle with feelings of apprehension, tension, and uneasiness in situations that, otherwise, wouldn’t warrant them. If they’re neglected long enough, they could manifest themselves in the form of panic attacks, phobia, terror, and overwhelming, unmanageable alarm. Symptoms such as vomiting, stomach pain, and frequent bouts of sickness caused by a lowered immune system are prevalent in severe cases. Anxiety disorders need to be taken seriously, especially when they keep you from working. If you suspect you have one, read on to learn more about the most common anxiety disorders affecting millions of Americans as we speak, and the Social Security Disability filing process for debilitating mental disorders. There is help out there, through Social Security Disability benefits,  if your anxiety disorder prevents you from working.

The Most Common Anxiety Disorders

There are five, most common types of anxiety that, if left untreated, could result in severe sickness and debilitation. All symptoms must last longer than 6 months to be medically diagnosed as an anxiety disorder. They include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-A disorder that develops in those who have experienced a shocking, terror-inducing event. Most commonly affecting war veterans, symptoms usually begin within three months of the traumatic event and include flashbacks, bad dreams, frightening thoughts. The avoidance of people or places related to the event follow. The disorder can be debilitating especially if your work environment is associated with the event itself.

 

  • Phobia– Phobia is a marked or persistent fear of a specific object, situation or activity. Examples include fear of heights, arachnophobia, social phobia etc. If your job involves working with the public, social phobia could keep you from earning an income if symptoms start to affect physical health and daily functioning.

 

  • General Anxiety Disorder– Excessive worry about minuscule, everyday problems manifested by constant tension and a heightened state of fear. The inability to relax causes high burnout, depression, insomnia, and digestive issues. Long-term effects include heart disease, autoimmune disease, and skin conditions.

 

  • Panic Attack Disorder– Characterized by abrupt and extended periods of extreme terror accompanied by physical symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, and abdominal distress.

 

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder– Ritualistic behavior that’s engaged to reduce anxiety such as obsessive cleaning, hand washing to reduce recurrent thoughts of fear-based uncleanliness etc. The worst cases severely affect day-to-day functioning when one’s ritualistic behavior cannot be ceased.

 

Your Anxiety Disorder And Filing For Social Security Disability

Pursuant to Social Security regulation 12.06, which covers anxiety-related disorders, in order to file for Social Security Disability for your diagnosed anxiety disorder, you must have medically documented findings of general persistence accompanied by three of four specified symptoms. These symptoms include motor tension problems, autonomic hyperactivity, apprehensive expectations, and scanning (obsessive awareness of environmental threats.) Your medical documentation must also prove your phobia by showcasing your irrational fear of a specific object, activity or situation and seeking avoidance from it. If you fear you have a panic disorder that keeps you from working, medical documentation should highlight recurrent episodes of terror manifested by unpredictable onsets and a sense of impending doom. You must prove your diagnosis by presenting your symptoms through  tangible, medically documented proof. Once you’ve proven severe symptoms exist, you must provide proof that they have restricted daily life activities, difficulty maintaining social functioning, concentration, and repeated episodes of decompensation. Most importantly, proof that you cannot function independently outside of your residence is paramount to your seeking compensation for the inability to work. You must prove symptoms exist and how they keep you from working. It’s a complicated process that requires a lot of planning, getting in touch with former medical providers, psychiatrists, therapists etc. Contacting an attorney will streamline this process and remove the likelihood of error when presenting your case.

Call Jenkins Block & Associates To Seek Social Security Disability Benefits For Your Diagnosed Anxiety Disorder!

When choosing an attorney to guide you through the process of Social Security Disability benefits, it’s important to hire an individual experienced with the program and its requirements. Consulting an individual who has insight on Social Security and the application process will prove to be extremely valuable in the long run, especially when questions arise or uncertainty on how to proceed.

Before trying to work out intricate Social Security Disability qualifications on your own, contact our office to make sure you understand the program and process. Protect yourself, know your rights: call us and Get JBA First!

Jenkins Block & Associates has 40+ years of experience in successful SSD/SSI cases in Maryland & Virginia, in addition to being a member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online to begin the process of filing your Social Security benefits!

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Faulty Auto Accident Police Reports Require Attorney Intervention http://jenkinsblock.com/faulty-auto-accident-police-reports-require-attorney-intervention/ Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:47:15 +0000 http://www.jenkinsblock.com/?p=804 With the constant flashing of brake lights and continuous droning of running engines combined with thousands of tightly packed steel vehicles on a highly congested 6 lane highway, it’s no wonder auto accidents in Maryland and Virginia is so high.... Read More

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If the information on your auto accident’s police report is incorrect, you have the right to dispute it.

With the constant flashing of brake lights and continuous droning of running engines combined with thousands of tightly packed steel vehicles on a highly congested 6 lane highway, it’s no wonder auto accidents in Maryland and Virginia is so high. According to the motor vehicle administration, traffic crashes are the number one cause of death for people between the ages of 4-34. Limiting driver error and providing educational spaces to spread awareness of the dangers of drunk driving have been put in place to combat high accident rates. However, these unfortunate circumstances still occur quite often. If you’ve been in an auto accident, calling the police should be the first thing you do. Do not admit fault, place blame, or make third party repair plans until an officer is on the scene. Professional police should document the circumstances of your accident to the best of their ability based on information provided by both parties. If you believe your police report is wrong, bias, or persuasive in any way you have the right to change or correct the information on it. With the help of an attorney well versed in auto accident claims, you can get that faulty police report taken care of quickly. Knowing your rights protects you from blatant injustice and you could end up owing thousands of dollars if incorrect information is reported on your auto accident.

 

What Are Police Reports And How Are They Used?

When officers create police reports, everyone involved will review it and has the opportunity to contribute to what it says. While a good way to make sure all parties involved have equal representation, this method of reporting can often result in blame, story manipulation, or inaccurate information in an attempt to protect individual interests. Insurance companies do, unfortunately, base their decisions on the content within police reports, so if your’s is inaccurate the other party’s insurer could place blame on you. Accidents that you are deemed responsible for will make your insurance go up, cost you much more in repairs, and affect the state of your driving record. If the report clearly shows who is at fault, you may have a strenuous battle trying to convince an insurance company otherwise. This is why getting in touch with an auto accident attorney is necessary when dealing with inaccurate information on a police report.

Can You Challenge A Police Report?

Simply put, the answer is yes. More often than not, police reports have been known to contain errors, inaccurate detail, and necessary omissions.You can request that the report be ‘amended’ or ‘supplemented.’ If actual, concrete facts are untrue, for example, the make and model of your car aren’t correct, getting in touch with the officer in charge of your case to quickly change this detail is simple. It is only when you make a claim to the authenticity of information still under investigation that you may face resistance. If there is conflicting evidence between both parties, you’re going to have to prove your side of the story. Additionally, if there were witnesses at the scene of the crime who gave evidence to the report that you feel is not right you have the right to ask the officer to amend his report. It is ultimately the decision of the officer in charge of your case to amend the report, and if he/she decides not to, this is when trusted legal assistance should be sought.

Need Representation For An Auto Accident Claim? Call JBA.

When choosing an attorney to guide you through the process of an auto accident claim, it’s important to hire an individual experienced with the relevant laws. Consulting an individual who has insight on the auto accident claims process will prove to be extremely valuable in the long run, especially when questions arise or uncertainty on how to proceed.
Before trying to represent yourself in an auto accident claim, contact our office to make sure you understand the law and process. Protect yourself, know your rights: call us and Get JBA First!
Jenkins Block & Associates has 40+ years of experience in successful auto accident cases in Maryland & Virginia, in addition to being a member of The National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives.  Call us at 1-800-243-2439 or contact us online to learn more about auto accident representation and guidance!

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