When you think of peripheral, you probably think about the line of vision along both sides when you are looking directly ahead.
When it involves neuropathy, peripheral refers to the overly sensitive nerves that operate outside the brain and spinal cord.
The result of damaged peripheral nerves includes weakness, numbness, and a stabbing pain that negatively impacts the feet and hands.
What was once a tingling sensation can morph into a debilitating pain that runs through both arms and legs.
The pain is intense enough to force you to seek medical treatment and hence, stay home from work for an extended period.
Taking care of medical bills and daily living expenses while losing your job is an impossible task. However, a safety net program run by the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers financial relief.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Neuropathy
As a prominent safety net program administered by the SSA, Social Security Disability Insurance acts as a bridge to help neuropathy patients take care of financial matters while recovering from the medical condition.
American workers that are disabled by neuropathy submit an application to the SSDI that provides the federal government agency with evidence proving the existence of symptoms.
Evidence should include copies of diagnostic reports, as well as sworn statements by state licensed health care workers about how the ailment makes it impossible to hold down a steady job.
To qualify for SSDI benefits, you have to demonstrate that you have not worked at all over the previous year.
Filling the income gap requires you to submit documents such as bank statements and paycheck stubs.
A majority of SSDI applications come back denied by the SSA, which means working with an experienced Social Security attorney can boost the chances of getting your application approved by the SSA.
SSDI Benefits and Medicare Health Care Insurance
Americans become eligible for Medicare once they reach the age of 65.
The new career paradigm has many Americans earning income from a job well past the age of 65.
If you receive SSDI benefits and have reached 65 years old, how does Medicare affect your financial assistance package?
The answer is SSDI recipient at least 65 years old must wait two years to apply for Medicare health insurance coverage.
Even if you meet the two-year grace period guideline, SSDI is the better financial relief option since the program pays for both daily expenses and medical bills.
When Neuropathy Symptoms Diminish
Neuropathy symptoms often diminish because of two factors: Intensive treatments and the passage of time.
Workers that deal with neuropathy eventually have the option for returning to work.
SSDI contains two back to work programs that help neuropathy patients finance a job search, as well as learn the skills required to perform admirably at a new job.
Neuropathy is especially detrimental to professionals that work in labor intensive jobs, which means learning new job skills in a less physically stressful work environment is part of the recovery process.
Complete a Free Case Evaluation
With a majority of SSDI applications denied by the SSA, you need all the help you can get to improve the chances of your application receiving the SSA stamp of approval.
A state licensed Social Security lawyer conducts a comprehensive case evaluation that costs you no money.
The evaluation exposes any weaknesses in your claim, as well as ensures you provide a thorough account of your time away from work.
Schedule a free SSDI case evaluation today.