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Social Security Disability & Sleep Apnea

What Is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breathing during sleep. The two main types of sleep apnea are obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA). OSA is the more common type, caused by the relaxation of throat muscles during sleep, which leads to  … Read more

How Age Influences Social Security Disability Eligibility

What Age Can You Begin Receiving Social Security Benefits? The age categories set up by the Social Security Administration for the Disability Determination process are young individuals (18-49), younger individuals (50-54), close to approaching advanced age (55-59), advanced age (60-64), and approaching retirement age (65+). Age can greatly affect the application process for Social Security  … Read more

Preparing for a Judge’s Questions at a Disability Hearing

What are some commonly asked questions during disability hearings? During disability hearings, individuals are often required to answer a series of questions to provide evidence and support their claim for disability benefits. These questions aim to assess the nature and severity of the claimant’s impairments, functional limitations, and their impact on their ability to work.  … Read more

Social Security Disability & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

What is CFS? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a systemic disorder characterized by a complex of symptoms that can vary in their frequency, duration, and severity. According to the CDC case definition, CFS is diagnosed based on specific criteria, including severe chronic fatigue that lasts for at least six months, along with the presence of  … Read more

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