Social Security Disability

Common Questions to Prepare for at Your ALJ Hearing

In pursuing your disability benefits claim, expect the administrative law judge (ALJ) to ask questions at your hearing. The judge is attempting to assess your disability and how that affects your ability to work and carry on in your daily life. Being prepared beforehand to answer questions allows to answer those questions clearly. It also… read more

Can I Get Disability Benefits Even if My Condition Isn’t in the Disability “Blue Book?”

Qualifying for benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program may seem straightforward. If you suffer from one of the impediments the government lists in the “blue book” of impairments, Social Security benefits should cover you through these programs. However, even if the blue book doesn’t list your condition,… read more

Does my psoriasis qualify me for Social Security Benefits?

Skin disorders can be painful and debilitating. Fortunately, Social Security recognizes that certain skin disorders may be disabling and should be considered for benefits. According to Social Security Administration, eligible disability cases regarding skin disorders are those that involve multiple body sites or critical body areas that lead to extreme limitation in use of your… read more

75% of People Are Denied SSD Benefits on their 1st Application – Try Again!

You’ve submitted your application for benefits, completed all required forms and have been diligently attending doctor’s appointments related to your injury or illness; and yet you receive a letter in the mail from the Social Security Disability office that states you have been denied benefits. This can be disheartening, frustrating and may cause you to… read more

Tomorrow – April 7th – National Check Your Statement Day

It is National Social Security Week and tomorrow is National Check Your Statement Day. Your Social Security Statement will help you understand your retirement security. If you have a My Social Security account, you can simply log on and check your benefits. If you don’t you should consider setting on up. This account will allow… read more

Meet Our Attorney: Ann-Douglas Tycer

With an established Social Security practice Ms. Ann-Douglas Tycer has been advocating for her clients for over 20 years. When she is not at a hearing Ann-Douglas is meeting with her clients and learning about their cases. We managed to get a few minutes of Ann-Douglas’s time to learn more about who she is in… read more

COPD and Disability

Tennessee Social Security Disability attorney Ann Tycer is often asked to prove cases of disability involving COPD. This is a respiratory (lung) condition characterized by loss of pulmonary function making it very difficult to breath, which in turn makes working difficult if not impossible. Emphysema is a name frequently given to one type of COPD…. read more

Can you win Social Security Disability benefits due to Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a complex disease (syndrome) with widespread symptoms. Muscle pain and weakness lasting more than three months is one of the foremost factors, but a number of other abnormalities are usually present. Some studies indicate that 1 out of every 73 people in the United States suffer from this disease. The website Fibrocenter has… read more

Degenerative Disc Disease and Social Security Disability

One of the most common claims our Nashville Social Security disability attorney encounters is for degenerative disc disease (DDD). DDD is a painful condition often described as an aching, burning, stabbing or stinging sensation. Many people with DDD feel “pressure” in the lower back. The symptoms may radiate to other areas of the body including… read more

Veteran Social Security Disability Attorney Joins Larry R. Williams, PLLC

Larry Williams and Jonathan Williams are proud to announce that attorney Ann-Douglas Tycer has joined the Nashville injury firm of Larry R. Williams, PLLC and will manage the firm’s Social Security Disability practice. Ann brings more than 23 years of experience representing Tennesseans applying for Social Security Disability benefits. She previously worked for Attorney William… read more