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Social Security Disability & ADLs

What are ADLs? Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are the everyday tasks and activities that individuals typically perform on a regular basis to maintain their personal well-being and independence. ADLs are important indicators of a person’s overall physical and cognitive functioning, and they are often used as a measure of an individual’s ability to live  … Read more

Social Security Disability & Migraines

Can You Get Disability Benefits For Migraines? To increase your odds of approval for disability benefits for migraines, it is important to gather strong medical evidence and work with a disability lawyer. Medical evidence may include records of doctor’s visits, diagnostic tests, and treatment history related to your migraines. It is important to establish the  … Read more

What is the SSD Blue Book?

What is the Blue Book? The Blue Book, officially known as the Social Security Administration’s “Disability Evaluation Under Social Security,” is a comprehensive guide used by disability determination services to determine eligibility for Social Security disability benefits. This book plays a vital role in the disability determination process as it outlines the criteria and requirements  … Read more

Tips For a Strong SSDI Hearing

Tips For a Strong SSDI Hearing A good SSDI hearing often exhibits certain signs that suggest a favorable decision for the claimant. Firstly, when a judge thoroughly reviews the claimant’s medical records and references them during the hearing, it is usually a positive sign. The judge’s reliance on medical evidence demonstrates an understanding of the  … Read more

Social Security Disability & Lumbar Radiculopathy

Lumbar Radiculopathy Disability Benefits. Lumbar radiculopathy, also known as sciatica, can be a debilitating condition that may qualify for disability benefits. To qualify, individuals must meet specific criteria outlined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The qualifying criteria for lumbar radiculopathy include limited movement in the spine, chronic pain, loss of reflexes or sensation, weakness  … Read more

Social Security Disability & Suicidal Ideations

SSDI and Suicidal Ideations  Curious whether thoughts of suicide can be considered disabling? Both depression and bipolar disorder are common causes of suicidal thoughts. These mental illnesses have a variety of symptoms that can manifest in small or large ways. This article will delve into whether having these thoughts can cause you to be considered disabled.  Listings for Mental Illness (Depression/Bipolar)   … Read more

Social Security Disability & Mental Illness

Mental Illness and Applying for Disability Benefits It is Possible to Receive Disability Benefits for Mental Disorders. It is possible to receive disability benefits for mental disorders. It is typically harder to receive benefits for a mental health issue because some mental health disorders fluctuate in their severity which can make them hard to categorize. Claims examiners  … Read more

Social Security Disability & Kidney Failure

SSDI and Kidney Failure Any kind of kidney disease can be painful, cause serious complications, and require great deals of money to treat. This can make many patients unable to work and earn the income that they are used to. Because of this, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits that can be used to deliver needed financial  … Read more

Social Security Disability & Diabetic Neuropathy/Peripheral Neuropathy

SSDI and Diabetic Neuropathy/Peripheral Neuropathy  Neuropathy is any sort of nerve damage, and diabetic neuropathy is, according to the Mayo Clinic experts, “a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar (glucose) can injure nerves throughout your body. Diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your legs and feet.”  There  … Read more

Social Security Disability & Chronic Liver Disease

SSDI and Chronic Liver Disease One category of diseases that are commonly listed in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications is for Chronic Liver Disease.  Liver disease is not a specific classification in itself and refers to a collection of diseases of the liver including: cirrhosis, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, sarcoidosis, liver failure, alcoholic liver disease, and  … Read more