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 By Diana Wade    Community    November 21, 2020 

Can a brain injury qualify for disability?

Social security identifies a traumatic brain injury (TBI) under Listing 11.18. A TBI may result in...

 

Can migraine headaches qualify for social security disablity?

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

 

Can connective tissue disease qualify for social security disability?

Question: My rheumatologist just told me I have fibromyalgia and he called it connective tissue...

 

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...

 

Can a person with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity get disability?

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is typically classified as an environmental illness. The cause...

 

Bipolar Disorder, condition and symptoms; can I qualify for benefits?

Historically known as Manic Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness characterized...

 

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 Secur...

 

Can Parkinson's Disease qualify for social security disability?

Classic Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative brain disorder that primarily affects a person's...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    August 1, 2020

Can Fibromyalgia qualify for social security?

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

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    July 18, 2020

Can Neurofibromatosis qualify for social security disability?

Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue....

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    July 4, 2020

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 t...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    June 20, 2020

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    June 6, 2020

Can Huntington's Disease qualify for social security disability?

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

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    May 23, 2020

Can back pain qualify for disability?

The main issue in your Social Security back pain disability case is whether or not you are able to...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    May 9, 2020

Social Security common questions – Part 2

What is Disabled Widow's Benefits? This is a disability program where the claimant can apply for...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    April 25, 2020

Social Security common questions – Part 1

1. Are Social Security Disability benefits only for those who have a permanent disability? No, your...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    April 11, 2020

Can Duyputren's Contracture qualify for SSA?

Question: I am 55 years old and was a money counter in a casino for years. Last year I finally had...

 
 By Diana Wade    Community    March 28, 2020

Should I use an Advocate for my hearing?

The Government Account Office or GAO announces: “The public is three times more likely to receive...

 

Can 'pseudobulbar affect' qualify for disability?

Question: A few months ago, my 60-year-old husband began acting very strange. He began either...

 

Why age is a factor for disability benefits

The rules and regulations for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental...

 

Can Chronic Anemia qualify for Social Security Disability?

Individuals who suffer from Chronic Anemia face symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, shortness of...

 

Can Carpal Tunnel Syndrome qualify for benefits?

Carpal tunnel syndrome generally is caused by the thickening of the tendons from the forearm to the...

 

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

Are you ready for your Administrative Law Judge hearing? Most people have no idea what the judge is...

 

Can Post Laminectomy Syndrome qualify for Social Security Disability?

Question: I am a 38-year-old male. I have had three laminectomies in the past five years. I was...

 

Can Polycythemia Vera qualify for Social Security Disability?

Question: I am a 60-year-old man just diagnosed with Polycythemia vera. I am now unable to work due...

 

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