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Changes to Social Security in 2017

Every year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) conducts a financial review that can affect benefit payment amounts, qualification rules, and other areas of Social Security disability.

When a serious medical condition stops you from working, benefits through the SSA’s disability programs can help you get by. Qualifying can sometimes be tricky though, and you may wish to seek assistance from a disability advocate or attorney even before starting your application.

November Awareness Month: Pancreatic Cancer

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, with healthcare practitioners across the nation educating the public on the risk factors and warning signs of the disease, which may include diabetes, a family history, and smoking, among others. Medical practitioners, non-profit organizations, and policy and lawmakers additionally draw attention during the month of November to the need for more effective diagnostic tests and treatment options for malignant pancreatic diseases.

Can Tumors Qualify for Social Security Benefits?

Many benign tumor disorders cause serious symptoms, like chronic pain and fatigue. Dependent upon where tumors develop, your medical condition may cause neurological, respiratory, or other systemic complications as well. Lasting impairments from surgical or other treatment may affect your ability to work too.

Does my Work History Matter When Qualifying for Social Security Disability?

Benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) remove some of the financial strain from individuals and families when disability strikes. Eligibility depends on various factors though, including previous employment for adults who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Work history, including the kinds of jobs you’ve traditionally held, can also play a role in how easily you’re able to you’re eligible for disability.

How Long is the Disability Application Process?

Although the disability determination process can take a long time, many applicants don’t have any choice but to stick it out and fight for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). After all, these benefits can mean the difference between just scraping by each month and being able to cover the rent and pay other bills.

Can I get Evaluated by an Attorney for Free?

Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) are only available to individuals with severe impairments. For those who qualify though, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) afford a level of financial support and security often otherwise outside the reach of disabled persons.

September: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Each year, a quarter of a million women worldwide are diagnosed with ovarian cancer — and each year, 140,000 women die from the disease. All women, regardless of race, economic status, location or health, are at risk for developing ovarian cancer.

However, with regular check-ups and knowledge of warning signs, ovarian cancer can be caught and stopped early on. This September, inform your-self and your loved ones about ovarian cancer and spread to word to help find a cure.

What is Ovarian Cancer?

Hearing Loss Severity and Social Security

How severe does my hearing loss have to be to get disability benefits?

For millions of Americans, Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) provides relief to those suffering from debilitating impairments. However intimidating the process may be, those with disabilities should always see if their impairments qualify them to receive benefits.

How Severe Does My Cancer Have to be to get Disability Benefits?

Social Security has benefitted millions of disabled Americans to date. For those suffering from debilitating illnesses such as cancer, Social Security can be an irreplaceable asset. But how can you tell if your cancer qualifies you for disability insurance?

Social Security’s Blue Book

The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates all illnesses based on their “Blue Book”. This book is a collection of every disability the SSA recognizes as severe enough to qualify for benefits.

How Severe Does my Arthritis Need to be to Qualify?

How severe does my arthritis have to be to get disability benefits?

Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) currently benefits millions of Americans and their families. However, many people who could benefit from the program are either unsure that they qualify or are intimidated by the process.

To see if your arthritis could qualify for SSDI, we must first understand how disabilities are evaluated

The “Blue Book”

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