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Can a blood disorder qualify for Social Security Disability?

Most folks file for Social Security Disability because they are physically unable to work. But for some, it's not the work that poses a threat, but the risk of blood clots or unstoppable bleeding....

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    August 4, 2018

Common questions about Social Security Disability

What is the definition of disability used by Social Security? Under the Social Security Act, "disability" means, "inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    June 9, 2018

Can Graves' disease qualify for disability?

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease, which is a disorder characterized by the body not recognizing itself, causing it to attack its own tissues and cells. Graves' disease most often affects the...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    May 26, 2018

Can rheumatoid arthritis qualify for disability?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is diagnosed by blood tests and X-rays. There is a specific blood test for the disease called rheumatoid factor, which is most often used. There are also specific doctors, rh...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    April 14, 2018

Can POTS qualify for disability?

Benefits for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. If you suffer from a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which is dysautonomia, you may qualify for Social Security...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    March 31, 2018

Can Addison's disease qualify for social security disability?

In humans, the adrenal glands sit right at the top of the kidneys. The main function of these glands is to produce a number of hormones that regulate a multitude of body functions. Addison's disease...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    March 3, 2018

Can a person with multiple chemical sensitivity get disability?

Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is typically classified as an environmental illness. The cause can include exposure to physical, biological, or chemical compounds. Some examples are gas fumes,...

 

Can a brain injury qualify for disability?

Social Security identifies a traumatic brain injury (TBI) under Listing 11.18. A TBI may result in neurological and mental impairments with a wide variety of post-traumatic symptoms and signs. The rat...

 

I'm a Disabled Vet. Can I get Social Security Disability?

Starting March 17, 2014, veterans who have a VA compensation rating of 100% permanent and total (P&T) may receive expedited processing of applications for Social Security disability benefits. What do...

 

Social Security says I am no longer disabled? What does that mean?

How did Continuing Disability Reviews (CDR) come about?  In 1980, legislation created a requirement that SSA conduct CDRs every 3 years for beneficiaries whose impairment(s) were not considered...

 

Can avascular necrosis qualify for Social Security Disability?

Avascular necrosis, or bone death (osteonecrosis), happens when an area of the bone does not get enough blood supply. Avascular necrosis causes small breaks throughout the bone structure that can...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    July 22, 2017

What is the purpose of the Social Security Disability /SSI Medical Exam or CE?

In a fairly large percentage of cases, a person filing for disability benefits with the social security administration (in either the social security disability program or the SSI program: claims in...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    June 10, 2017

Center on budget and policy priorities on FY 2018 budget proposal

Article by, Kathleen Romig Find it online at www.cbpp.org/blog/presidents-budget-would-hurt-people-with-disabilities President Trump’s 2018 budget would make it harder for millions of people with...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    April 15, 2017

Can Lyme Disease qualify for Social Security benefits?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Lyme Disease is caused by a bacterial infection resulting from the bite of a tick that is very small and often escapes...

 

Can Sjögren's syndrome qualify for Social Security Disability?

Sjögren’s syndrome is an immune-mediated disorder of the exocrine glands. Involvement of the lacrimal and salivary glands is the hallmark feature, resulting in symptoms of dry eyes and dry mouth,...

 

Can Chronic Venous Insufficiency qualify for Social Security Disability?

In the human circulatory system, arteries carry oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. After the oxygen has been delivered to its destination in the other organs and the extremities, the veins return...

 

Can Connective Tissue Disease qualify for Social Security Disability?

What exactly is connective tissue disease? Connective tissue diseases are referred to as a group of medical diseases. A connective tissue disease has a primary target of the connective tissues of the...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    June 11, 2016

Can Psoriasis Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Psoriasis, also termed, ‘psoriasis vulgaris,’ is a common, chronic, relapsing/remitting, immune-mediated skin disease characterized by red, scaly patches, papules, and plaques, which usually...

 

Can you really believe everything you hear?

Social security myths and facts MYTH: “I was told by Social Security that even if I applied for disability and my claim is allowed, I wouldn’t be able to draw any money because I’m drawing...

 

Can lupus qualify for disability?

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or lupus is an inflammatory auto-immune disorder that can affect any body part or only one or a combination of body parts. For example, SLE may harm joints, heart,...

 

Autism and social security disability

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neuro-developmental disorder that affects how the brain processes information. Symptoms of Autism vary in both type and degree and can develop gradually, but the...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    July 18, 2015

Applying for SSD with Addison's Disease

Addison’s disease (AD) is a disorder of the endocrine system, specifically the adrenal glands, in which the affected individual’s body does not produce the right amount of hormones necessary for...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    April 11, 2015

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: Can I qualify for benefits?

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) refers to a group of inherited disorders that involve your connective tissue. Mainly, it affects your skin, joints and blood vessel walls. Your connective tissue refers...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    March 28, 2015

Things you can do to help prepare for – and win – a disability case

1. Tell all your doctors about all your symptoms.  If you have depression and you go to your primary doctor or a referral to a specialist, fill out a health questionnaire, and check “NO, you do not...

 

Why did the judge say I wasn't credible?

In every Social Security Disability claim the Social Security Administration (SSA) or, in this case the judge, making the final decision must determine how credible or believable the claimant is...

 

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