About Shawn Good

Shawn is extremely familiar with the Social Security review process, routinely representing claimants at all levels. He received his B.A. in literature from Southern Illinois University, and then went on to attend law school at the Indiana Institute of Technology. There, he obtained his Juris Doctor and spent his third year of school as a visiting student in Boise, Idaho at Concordia University Law School. Since 2016, Shawn has been a zealous advocate for disabled clients across the country. His eye for detail has helped hundreds of clients prove with absolute certainty that they qualify for benefits.

Is Diabetic Neuropathy / Peripheral Neuropathy an Official Disability?

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy can affect many bodily functions, though it most often affects the nerves in the lower extremities, leading to pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs and feet. For some, the effects of diabetic neuropathy are mild; for others, they are debilitating. If you were diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and are unable to work, you may be eligible to receive social security disability (SSD) benefits.

When Can Depression Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. For some depression severely and negatively impacts their ability to fully participate in activities of daily living and leaves them unable to work. Individuals who suffer severe depression may be eligible for social security disability benefits.

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How Do I Win My SSDI Reconsideration?

Although there is only a 1 in 10 chance that you will win at reconsideration, it is a necessary step in the appeals process and, at the very least, sets the stage for an administrative hearing, where the approval rating increases to roughly 45%. Here are some steps you can take to increase the chance that you are the 1 in 10 who wins their SSDI reconsideration.

By |2022-05-24T16:13:03-05:00May 24th, 2022|Appeals, Application process, SSD|Comments Off on How Do I Win My SSDI Reconsideration?

Mental Health Disorders and Applying for SSD Benefits

The Social Security Administration(SSA) disability listings include 11 mental health conditions that are eligible for SSD benefits, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and anxiety. But it takes more than simply being diagnosed with a mental health disorder to be eligible for SSD benefits.

By |2022-06-06T13:56:56-05:00May 8th, 2022|Application process, Blog, Eligibility, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Mental Health Disorders and Applying for SSD Benefits

How Can I Get Disability Benefits for Anxiety?

Though difficult, it is possible to successfully obtain disability benefits for anxiety. This can be done by either meeting or exceeding the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) criteria for anxiety or through a medical-vocational allowance.

By |2022-04-25T13:21:36-05:00April 25th, 2022|SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on How Can I Get Disability Benefits for Anxiety?

The role of the ‘blue book’ in determining Social Security Disability eligibility

Do you know what the Social Security Blue Book is? Formally titled “Disability Evaluation Under Social Security,” it’s a list of disabilities that presumptively qualifies a claimant for disability benefits. Unfortunately, the Blue Book is often misleading and misunderstood by people who apply for SS benefits. Many people come to us under the impression that they will be automatically awarded benefits because their diagnosis is in the book, but this list is extremely nuanced and has extremely detailed requirements. To learn more, watch the short video.

By |2022-04-21T15:03:01-05:00April 15th, 2022|Application process, Blog, Eligibility, SSD|Comments Off on The role of the ‘blue book’ in determining Social Security Disability eligibility

Most Common Reasons Why Workers’ Disability Applications Are Denied

There are many reasons the SSA may deny a worker’s disability application, from lack of information to support a claim of disability to a determination that the disability isn’t severe enough. Below are some of the most common reasons a disability application may be denied.

By |2022-04-12T15:05:29-05:00April 12th, 2022|Application process, SSD|Comments Off on Most Common Reasons Why Workers’ Disability Applications Are Denied

What Eye Problems Qualify for Disability Benefits

To qualify for disability benefits due to an eye disorder you must be able to show that the condition is expected to last 12 or more months. Here are common eye problems that may qualify for disability benefits.

By |2022-03-21T16:54:39-05:00March 21st, 2022|Blog, Eligibility, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on What Eye Problems Qualify for Disability Benefits

What Accidental Injuries Can Result in Disabilities?

Many of the accidental injuries lead to short- and long-term disabilities. In fact, 25% of 20-year-olds can expect to be out of work for at least one year or more due to a disability, potentially making them eligible for social security disability insurance benefits.

By |2022-03-16T15:38:19-05:00March 16th, 2022|Blog, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on What Accidental Injuries Can Result in Disabilities?