Archive for Disability Law Ledger

DB Disability Law Ledger™ – June 2013

Parkinson’s Disease Doesn’t Have To Ruin Your Life  If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, you may feel lonely and isolated. However, in the U.S. Alone, 50,000 to 60,000 news cases of Parkinson’ Disease are diagnosed annually. Approximately four to six million people all over the world live with Parkinson’s Disease, and make adjustments […]

DB Disability Law Ledger™ April 2013

Filing A Private Disability Claim If you have a private disability policy and become disabled, it is best to seek the advice of an experienced disability attorney to see you through the claims process. That’s because the disability claims process can be complicated. And when you have an attorney representing you, he or she can […]

DB Disability Law Ledger™ – January 2013

What To Do When You’ve Been Denied Social Security Disability Even though you are entitled to Social Security Disability when you become or are injured and are unable to work, you will have to apply for it. And, there is no guarantee that you automatically will be granted your Social Security disability benefits. The fact […]

DB Disability Law Ledger™ – December 2012

VA To Add 5 Diagnosable Illnesses To Service-Connected TBI The VA will publish a proposed regulation in the Federal Register, that would amount to adding five diagnosable illnesses to those associated with service-connected Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), an all too common disability among today’s military veterans. Said Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki,“We must […]

DB Disability Law Ledger™ – July 2012

VA Targets Veteran Homelessness VA Secretary Shinseki announced that the Veterans’ Administration will award approximately $100 million in grants, designed to assist over 40,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families.  151 communities in 49 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico will benefit from these funds. According to Shinseki,, “These grants will help VA and […]

DB Disability Law Ledger™ – June 2012

MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE: THE DUAL DIAGNOSIS As a disability law firm, we often represent clients suffering from psychological impairments such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, to name a few. These mental illnesses are complicated and debilitating enough, and they often are exacerbated by accompanying substance abuse problems. Interestingly, that […]

DB Disability Law Ledger™ – March 2012

Just Because You’re Disabled, Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get Your SSD Benefits Most people are under the impression that when you have a serious and obvious disability that prohibits you from working in any occupation that obtaining your Social Security disability benefits becomes a mere formality. In many instances, that could not be further from reality. […]

DB Disability Law Ledger™ – June 2011

Crohn’s Disease, A Disabling Medical Condition In our practice, we have seen many clients suffering from Crohn’s disease. For some, Crohn’s Disease can be quite debilitating and can interfere with daily living including holding down a steady job. Unfortunately, Crohn’s Disease is yet another condition that disability insurance carriers often try to disprove because the […]

DB Disability Law Ledger™ – May 2011

Being Approved For Disability Benefits Is Not The End of the Process: Continuing Proof of Disability Claims Most clients do not realize it, but filing a disability claim and having it approved by the insurance company is not the end of the process. Often, that is only the beginning. In fact, during the first couple […]

DB Disability Law Ledger™ – January/February 2011

Bi-Polar Disorder & How It Can Become A Disability In our disability practice, we have helped many clients diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder. However, between the time of their first Bi-Polar episodes and their initial diagnoses, their lives can unravel. Many begin with episodes in childhood or adolescence, and go undiagnosed for years, leaving them to […]