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Migraines and headaches can be disability qualifying benefits

For those who experience migraines or consistent headaches, life can be extremely hard and simple tasks can become impossible. Those who have these troubles should know that migraines can be considered a disability qualifying condition by the Social Security Administration and benefits are attainable.

According to WebMD, those who suffer from chronic migraines suffer from ever-present pain throughout the day that affects the front, top and sides of the head. Pain comes and goes for prolonged periods of time and can affect vision and make someone very fatigued.

A person with migraines can be disabled at any age, old or young, and an inability to do the basic demands of work could be enough to show a judge that someone is disabled. A loss of the ability to make work-related decisions, be able to understand and carry out simple instructions and deal with work situations can ruin some one’s life; Social Security benefits could be a small way to help that person get back on their feet.

The law offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates have successfully represented numerous clients in obtaining disability benefits due to disability from migraines. It is critical to prove a client cannot work based on migraines headaches. It is also very important that the claimant have sufficient medical evidence of pain and limitations of their daily activities as a result of such pain.

VA extends deadline for Gulf War veterans looking to get benefits

Gulf War veterans with undiagnosed, disability qualifying benefits now have an extension on their deadline to apply for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The extension is due to a recent change in VA regulations which affects veterans from the conflict with undiagnosed or poorly understood medical problems that may stem from military service.

“Not all the wounds of war are fully understood,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “When there is uncertainty about the connection between a medical problem and military service, veterans are entitled to the benefit of the doubt.”

Some things that still may be misunderstood include chemical weapons, vaccinations, environmental hazards and more. Gulf War operations are defined as those who served on active duty in Southwest Asia from August 2, 1990 through the Iraq War and subsequent reduced operations in Iraq, including Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. Veterans affected by injuries or illnesses that occurred in war are entitled to benefits and they are attainable.

Veterans should be aware that there are deadlines in their claims that must be timely met or they will lose their entitlement to benefits. Additionally, in order to prove their claim, it may be necessary to retain private medical experts to supply medical evidence that would otherwise not be available through treatment in VA’s medical system. The law offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates are committed to assisting veterans in developing and retrieving the necessary medical evidence to prevail on there claim.

Congress looking into children’s Social Security disability

After an article published in the Boston Globe reported that some parents may misuse or create disability qualifying benefits to receive payments from the Social Security Administration, Congress has begun a probe into to the children’s benefits program, according to an article printed this fall by Disability Scoop.

While there may be some misuse by parents, make no mistake that many children are affected by disabilities every day. Daniel Bertino of the Government Accountability Office is quoted by the website as saying it may be complex to figure out what is real and what is not as far as mental impairments such as Autism and cerebral palsy is concerned.

“Accurately diagnosing some types of mental impairments is a complex and often subjective process for (the Social Security Administration), which can sometimes be vulnerable to fraud and abuse,” Bertoni said, according to Disability Scoop. A full GAO report on the matter will be delivered in April.

Children who are afflicted with mental and/or physical illness and apply for disability benefits have a greater chance of approval for their claim if they are represented by an experienced Social Security disability lawyer. It is important that appropriate medical evidence be gathered and submitted to the SSA. The law offices of Harold W Conick and Associates are skilled in successfully preparing and presenting children’s disability cases.