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ADHD and Sleep Disorders

ADHD and Sleep Disorders

Adolescents with a childhood diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more likely to have current and lifetime sleep problems and disorders, regardless of the severity of current ADHD symptoms according to a recent study. Results indicate that adolescents with a childhood diagnosis of ADHD, regardless of persistent ADHD were more likely to have current sleep problems and sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep terrors, nightmares, bruxism and snoring.

Often ADHD symptoms are […]

Compassionate Allowances Mean Faster Decisions For Disabled People

In April, Social Security announced 52 new Compassionate Allowances conditions to the growing list of severe medical conditions that qualify for expedited medical decisions. The new conditions include many neurological disorders, cancers, and rare diseases.

See List Here: www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances.

The Compassionate Allowances initiative is a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify as “disabled” based on minimal medical information. Compassionate Allowances allow Social Security to quickly identify the most obviously disabled individuals […]

McKinney Texas HIPAA HITECH Readiness

McKinney Texas Attorney HIPAA Omnibus Privacy/Security Rule
HIPAA is the federal medical privacy and security law governing protected health information.  It is important to understand that 46 states also have laws governing protected health information.  Many state laws are more restrictive than HIPAA.
Penalties for Business Associates for violations of HIPAA can be as high as $1.5 Million per year, and can include prison time for the most serious criminal offenses.
There are two components to HIPAA protection, the […]

Social Security Strategies: Lee Ann Torrans

Social Security Strategies come in all forms and shapes!

Social Security benefits may be claimed as early as the beneficiary reaches 66.   To draw at 66 rather than at age 66 means the benefits will be reduced by an amount of 32%.  The decision to initiate your Social Security income stream at the earlier age means you may elect to place the income into an irrevocable life-insurance trust.   This trust could be dedicated to […]

Social Security Strategy for Unmarried Parties

Single, unmarried people have much less flexibility than married individuals in terms of Social Security benefits.  Deferring taking their benefits for as long as possible is their best option.  Taking benefits at 62 can compromise long-term retirement security. Nine out of 10 Americans aged 65 or older receive Social Security.  Roughly 22 percent of married couples and 43 percent of unmarried people rely on Social Security for 90 percent or more of their income.

The Social […]

Social Security Strategy for Married Individuals

 Social Security Strategy for Married Individuals

You can begin to collect benefits at age 62. A survey by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found that 21 million Americans are expecting to rely on Social Security as their sole source of retirement income, which is more than 27 percent of the total U.S. working population.

The earliest a person can begin taking Social Security payments is age 62, but delaying until age 70, when benefits reach the […]

Child RFC Form Mental Issues for SSI and SSD: Autistic Disorder

Childhood Mental Disorders for SSI and SSD

Childhood SSI and SSD mental disorders as defined by the Social Security Administration (SSA) are categorized just as adult SSI and SSD disorders are catagorized.  The listings can be found here:  http://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/112.00-MentalDisorders-Childhood.htm
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112.10 Autistic Disorder and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Characterized by qualitative deficits in the development of reciprocal social interaction, in the development […]