Disability News

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

Social Security Disability and Psoriatic Arthritis

Social Security Disability and Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Severe psoriatic arthritis and joint pain can be quite severe and when it causes an individual to be unable to work, they can be considered for disability benefit. There is no disability listing for psoriasis but Social Security Administration (SSA) will classify any disability that  … Read more

Requesting Review of an Administrative Law Judge’s Hearing Decision 

Requesting Review of an Administrative Law Judge’s Hearing Decision  The Appeals Council is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia with additional offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Crystal City, Virginia. We want to provide you with useful information about the Appeals Council and requesting review of an administrative law judge’s hearing decision.  The Appeals Council review process  … Read more

Requesting a Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge 

Requesting a Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge You have the right to appeal any decision Social Security makes on whether you are entitled to Social Security benefits or are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. If they determine that you no longer meet the requirements for Social Security or SSI or find that  … Read more

Social Security Disability Benefits for Autism 

Social Security Disability and SSI Benefits for Autism  Autism and other disorders that fall on the autism spectrum can make it difficult for children to reach specific developmental milestones and function socially. Adults with autism may be unable to work and earn a living, even with milder forms of the disorder.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes conditions like autism as  … Read more