Social Security Disability and Fibromyalgia

Social Security Disability and Fibromyalgia

Social Security Disability and Fibromyalgia The greatest challenge for applicants who file for disability based on fibromyalgia is the difficulty that disability claims examiners and administrative law judges have in establishing the severity of the condition. Fibromyalgia symptoms are basically self-reported and this is the reason for the high rate of disapproval of these cases.  … Read more

Social Security Disability for Children 

Social Security Disability for Children  If you have a child with a disability that affects their normal ability to function, you might be wondering if you can get SSDI for children. While you cannot receive SSDI, because a child has not paid into the program by working, they still may qualify for monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI)  benefits.  Qualifications  … Read more

What Happens When Social Security Sends Me to The Doctor? 

What Happens When Social Security Sends Me to The Doctor?  A Consultative Exam or CE is a medical examination that the SSA or Social Security Administration asks you to obtain during the course of processing your claim for disability benefit. Not all people who have submitted a claim will be asked or required to get the CE. It  … Read more

SSDI and COPD 

SSDI and COPD  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a lung disease that causes chronic inflammation and obstructs adequate air from to and from the lungs. Someone with COPD will experience difficulty breathing and may find that they cough a great deal, wheeze and expel a lot of mucus.   Is COPD considered a disability? The most common cause  … Read more

SSDI and Chronic Pain 

SSDI and Chronic Pain  Chronic pain is a challenging issue to live with and can be difficult to obtain any disability coverage for. For one thing, just what is chronic pain? A formal definition of it would describe it as ongoing or recurrent pain which lasts longer than any sort of illness or injury. It usually has  … Read more

SSDI and Parkinson’s

SSDI and Parkinson’s  The formal definition of Parkinson‘s Disease from the Parkinson’s Foundation explains the condition as a “neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (‘dopaminergic‘) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.“ It is, by its nature, a progressive condition that manifests over many years. The way the symptoms emerge is different from one person to  … Read more

SSDI and Cerebral Palsy

SSDI and Cerebral Palsy  The Centers for Disease Control or CDC defines the condition known as Cerebral Palsy, or CP, as “a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture.” It is the most common motor disability for children and it is caused by damage to a developing brain or  … Read more

Medical Conditions for Social Security Disability or SSI 

Medical Conditions for Social Security Disability or SSI  SSDI, or Social Security Disability Insurance and SSI, Supplemental Security Income, are the two largest Federal programs offering financial assistance to those with disabilities. They are two unique programs that the Social Security Administration manages, and in order to qualify for either, you must first have a  … Read more

Degenerative Disc Disease and Social Security Disability 

Degenerative Disc Disease and Social Security Disability   You may be eligible for Social Security disability payments if you can no longer work due to degenerative disc disease. To be able to qualify, your condition must meet the Social Security Blue Book listing’s specific criteria.  If an individual has worked enough to earn a minimum number of credits and paid Social Security  … Read more

SSDI and Multiple Sclerosis 

SSDI and Multiple Sclerosis  Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a chronic autoimmune disorder that targets the central nervous system. Essentially, this means that your immune system attacks your spinal cord, brain, and even the optic nerves. It damages the insulation around the nerves, and will eventually progress to the point that disability to some degree can occur.  … Read more