SSDI and Cerebral Palsy

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

Lupus and SSDI 

Lupus and SSDI  Lupus is an autoimmune disease, meaning that it causes the immune system to attack otherwise healthy organs and tissue. It is estimated that more than 1.5 million Americans have the condition, and live with the chronic fatigue, pain, and inflammation that it causes. Because it is autoimmune in nature, it is also  … Read more

Why Is Social Security So Hard to Be Approved?  

Why Is Social Security So Hard to Be Approved?  Did you know that out of the millions who apply for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) each year only 30% are approved? Why are so many denied? Why is it so hard to get SSDI? We are going to look at several reasons for this, and help  … Read more

Checking the Status of Your SSDI/SSI Claim 

Checking the Status of Your SSDI/SSI Claim  The processes of applying for and receiving Social Security Disability Insurance or Social Security Income are lengthy and complex. There are different stages through which any application must proceed, and there are times when an applicant must appeal decisions. As a multi-stage process, with several “review stages,” any  … Read more

Can I Lose my SSDI If I Apply for SNAP? 

Can I Lose my SSDI If I Apply for SNAP?  Many people who receive income from an SSDI claim worry that this may be jeopardized by filing for SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also known as food stamps). Let’s clarify what all of this means before digging further into the topic. SSDI is not granted  … Read more

COVID-19 Checklist for Individuals and Families

COVID-19 Checklist for Individuals and Families As a family, you can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak. Creating a household plan can help protect your health and the health of those you care about in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community. Use this  … Read more

How COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Spreads

How COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Spreads COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States. How COVID-19  Spreads Person-to-person spread The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with  … Read more