PTSD and Social Security Disability Insurance 

PTSD and Social Security Disability Insurance 

PTSD and Social Security Disability Insurance  Post–traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is an anxiety disorder caused by a traumatic event. People who witness or experience an event that triggers intense horror, helplessness, or fear, sometimes develop PTSD as a result.  Just because you experience trauma, doesn’t mean that you’ll definitely develop PTSD; most  … Read more

What is OHO? (Formerly ODAR) 

What is OHO? (Formerly ODAR)  The Social Security hearings office is now known as the Office of Hearings Operations, or OHO, where it was once known as the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). The majority of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD or SSDI) claims are approved at the OHO  … Read more

How to Check the Status of a Social Security Disability Claim

How to Check the Status of a Social Security Disability Claim  The United States government may take several months to make a decision about your Disability claim. What happens if you have questions about your Social Security Disability status during that time? In order to be proactive and track your Social Security Disability application status  … Read more

Social Security Disability Insurance and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Social Security Disability Insurance – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is among the long list of conditions that can qualify for benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has become a much bigger issue in recent decades due to the expanded use of computers and keyboards,  … Read more

SocialSocial Security Disability Insurance and Depression

Social Security Disability Insurance and Depression Depression occurs in various forms and is to some extent the body’s natural way of dealing with imbalances in different spheres. If left untreated for long periods of time, it could become an illness that causes disability to an otherwise functional individual. In the United States today, depression tops  … Read more

Social Security Disability Insurance and Obesity

Social Security Disability Insurance – Obesity Morbid obesity is a medical condition characterized by the excess accumulation of body fat. Adults who are obese have a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or greater, and morbidly obese adults have a BMI of 40 or greater. Morbidly obese adults often have difficulties with mobility and several  … Read more

Social Security Disability and Type I or Type II Diabetes

Type I Or Type II Diabetes Social Security Disability and Type I or Type II Diabetes There are quite a large number of people who apply for disability benefits due to complications that arise as a result of diabetes. If the diabetes is too severe, it could cause organ damage or medical conditions that limit  … Read more

Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability

Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability   You may be wondering if you can receive both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Workers Compensation benefits. The answer is yes. If you qualify for both programs, you can receive them at the same time. Workers Comp and SSDI are separate programs though. Workers Compensation is run  … Read more

Social Security Disability Attorney and Lawyer Information

Social Security Disability Attorney and Lawyer Information The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be confusing and complicated. Most applicants aren’t sure how to submit the right medical documentation and fill out the required paperwork. Because of this, over 65 percent of claims are initially denied. Should You Hire a Disability Lawyer?  … Read more

What Medical Conditions Qualify for SSI & SSDI?

What Medical Conditions Qualify for SSI & SSDI? Tom’s arthritis gets worse every year. Jackie recently discovered she’s facing ovarian cancer, and her friend Bella is having severe back issues. All of these individuals should consider filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. But with so many different types of medical conditions, how can  … Read more