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 By Diana Wade    Community    November 9, 2019 

Can Arnold Chiari malformation qualify for disability?

Question: I am a 54-year-old woman with Arnold Chiari malformation. I worked as a medical assistant...

 

What does date last insured mean for disability?

Question: I am a 57-year-old woman with Multiple Sclerosis. MS forced me to stop working seven years...

 

Can autism spectrum disorder qualify for disability benefits?

Question: My son is a high functioning autistic adult, 25 years old. He has tried to get jobs, but...

 

Can Lyme Disease qualify for Social Security benefits?

Question: Last summer my kids and I went camping in the mountains. I thought we were careful about...

 

Can Peripheral Neuropathy qualify for Social Security disability?

What exactly is peripheral neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy occurs when there is damage to the...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    August 3, 2019

Can a combination of symptoms qualify for disability?

Ask the Advocate: I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PO...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    July 20, 2019

Using an advocate vs. an attorney, what's the difference?

I often get calls asking about whether someone should use an attorney or an advocate. My short...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    July 6, 2019

Can a tumor in my pituitary gland qualify for Disability?

Pituitary gland disorders are a result of a malfunction of the pituitary gland, a tiny but vital gla...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    June 22, 2019

Can connective tissue disease qualify for Social Security disability?

Question: My rheumatologist just told me I have connective tissue disease. He is sending me out for...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    June 8, 2019

Can migraine headaches qualify for Social Security disability?

Question: I am 33 years old and have had migraine headaches since I was 16. I have had MRI's of my...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    May 11, 2019

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

Question: I have a hearing coming up in the next several months. I am very worried that I won't be...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    April 13, 2019

Can Lyme Disease qualify for Social Security benefits?

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Lyme Disease is caused by...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    March 30, 2019

Can Fibromyalgia qualify for Social Security?

Fibromyalgia is now a recognized medically determinable impairment by Social Security. I will talk...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    March 2, 2019

Can Sjögren's syndrome qualify for Social Security Disability?

Sjögren's syndrome is an immune-mediated disorder of the exocrine glands. Involvement of the lacrim...

 

Can Hidradenitis Suppurativa qualify for Social Security Disability?

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a serious skin disease that tragically is often misdiagnosed. Becau...

 

Can Huntington's Disease qualify for Social Security Disability?

Huntington disease (HD) is a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by...

 

Can I get Social Security Disability if I need to use a cane?

Question: I am a 53 year old man with severe diabetes. I have such bad neuropathy in my feet and...

 

Can Tourette's syndrome qualify for Social Security Disability?

Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes involuntary physical movements or vocal...

 

Panic attack versus heart attack – Am I disabled?

Many of us will experience anxiety or panic attacks during our lives, both of which have...

 

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

Social Security requires that a person applying for benefits has the sole responsibility to prove...

 

Using an advocate versus an attorney, what's the difference?

I often get calls asking about whether someone should to use an attorney or an advocate. My short an...

 

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...

 
 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,...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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