Social Security Disability & HIV/AIDS

Social Security Disability & HIV/AIDS

Social Security Disability and HIV/AIDS While it’s not the death sentence it was in the ‘80s and ‘90s, HIV and AIDS is still something you don’t want to live with. Besides the societal shame in having the disease, despite the circumstances of how you contracted it, the gradual failing of your immune system can lead  … Read more

Social Security Disability & Congestive Heart Failure

Social Security Disability and Congestive Heart Failure Congestive heart failure can make working a job dangerous, which makes it challenging to continue full-time employment. However, not being able to keep a traditional job can cause financial issues. Rather than letting this turn into an endless cycle, Social Security disability benefits may help with the situation. Individuals suffering from congestive  … Read more

Social Security Disability & Hepatitis B/C 

Social Security Disability Benefits & Hepatitis B/C  Are you curious about whether having hepatitis B or C can result in Social Security disability benefits? Hepatitis B is an infection related to the HBV virus, while hepatitis C is caused by contact with infected blood. Over time, an infection can lead to liver scarring and swelling. It can also cause liver failure  … Read more

Social Security Disability and Epilepsy

Social Security Disability and Epilepsy If you are an adult who has epilepsy, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will evaluate your case based on the type, duration, frequency, and nature of the epilepsy. Since well-controlled epilepsy may not be disabling, it’s required to prove that your epilepsy has an impact on your daily life, even when  … Read more

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