Dr. Havsy to Perform Social Security & VA Second
Dr. Havsy, a
board certified Pain Management specialist, has
performed numerous disability evaluations in accordance
with the Social Security and Veterans Administration
guidelines. Prior to your evaluation, the claimant's
medical records will be evaluated to determine if Dr.
Havsy can be of benefit in helping you receive Social
Security benefits or an increase in VA benefits.
examination takes about 1-2 hours and includes a
complete history and physical examination, paying
particular attention to the criteria relied upon by
Social Security and the Veterans Administration. The
information is then dictated into a format easily
reviewable by the respective administrations. On those
cases where the claimant is rejected, Dr. Havsy is
available to testify on your behalf.
Dr. Havsy's office for information regarding fees for
Social Security and Veterans Administration evaluations,
reports and testimony.
What is Social Security
Under the federal Social
Security Disability Act, a "disability" means the
"inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity
by reason of any medically determinable physical or
mental impairment which can be expected to result in
death or has lasted or is expected to last for a
continuous period of not less than 12 months."
Disability Benefits (SSD)
SSD benefits are paid to
individuals who have worked in the recent years. Usually
you have to work 5 out of the last 10 years. For
individuals under 31 years old, the requirements are
different since they have not been in the work force as
Income benefits (SSI)
SSI benefits are paid to
individuals who are low income individuals/families and
are disabled whether or not the individual has worked in
the past. SSI child's disability benefits are paid to
children who are under 18 years old, are disabled and
the parents or guardian are of lower income.
Who is Eligible?
The test for eligibility
is not whether you can go back to a job that you have
lost, nor is it whether you've been able to find a
recent job. The test for eligibility is whether you are
physically and emotionally capable of performing a job
that is generally available in the every day work place.
In addition, in order to obtain Social
Security Disability benefits, you must have a doctor
state that you are disabled "by medically acceptable
clinical and laboratory findings". The findings are
established by Social Security and are printed in a
listing. However, many disabling conditions can be
difficult to diagnose by standard hands on evaluation
and may require additional diagnostic tests.
Reasons for Social
medical condition fits a Social Security listing, the
most common cause for denial is your doctor's inability
to adequately and correctly document the information
that Social Security requires, causing a delay in your
Evidence and Report for Your Veterans Affairs Claim
Disability Compensation Benefits
What Is VA Disability
is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or
medical conditions that occurred while on active duty.
In addition, if active military service or another
service related disability makes your medical problem
worse, you may also be covered. Last, if your medical
care causes a disability, you may be eligible for
compensation. And most importantly, these benefits are
Who Is Eligible?
You may be eligible for
Disability Compensation if you have a service-related
disability and received a discharge under "other than a dishonorable condition."
How Much Is Compensation
Basic benefits paid ranges from $112
for a 10% disability to $2,393 per month for a 100%
disability, depending on your level of disability
may be paid additional amounts, under certain
1. You have a seriously
2. You have very severe
disabilities or loss of limb(s)
3. You have a spouse,
children, or dependent parents
How Is Your Percentage
You must by a physician either the VA system practice.
However, a physician employed by the VA may not have
only your best interests in mind as they may not look to
maximize your claim, which you are legally
Once a thorough history assessment, evaluation and
review of your medical records has occurred, the
information gathered will be compared to the US Title 38
CFR Veterans Affair Regulations which consists of the
medical criteria used in determining your percentage
Why Choose an Independent
Physician For Your Evaluation?
The Veteran's Administration has recognized that a
problem exists with the equal rating of claimant
disabilities for identical medical conditions when
evaluated by different VA physician examiners and
raters. Therefore, it would be in the veteran's best
interest to consult with a physician in private practice
who is familiar with disability evaluations.
How Dr. Havsy Can Help The
Place a call to our Veteran's Advocate Randy Kinney,
himself a disabled veteran, who was a sergeant in the
United States Army from October 1967-October 1973 to
schedule an initial evaluation
with copies of the following records:
1. Your private medical evidence (doctor &
2. Your DD-214
3. Your military medical records and VA medical
4. Your dependency records (marriage &
children's birth certificates)
If your records indicate that there is a possibility of gaining or
increasing your VA Disability benefits, you will
schedule an appointment with Dr. Havsy.
will take any where from one hour to an hour and a half
and your medical report will be completed usually within