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How Long Does it Take to Be Approved for Disability Benefits?

Submitted by Shane on Tue, 10/13/2020 - 16:48

Applying for Social Security Disability can be a stressful and trying process. Many people wonder exactly how long this process takes and how soon they can expect to receive benefits. It's an understandable concern. If you're unable to work and have no way of supporting your family, the last thing you want to do is jump through hoop after hoop and navigate red tape while trying to obtain the Social Security Disability benefit payments that you are entitled to.

If You Have Arthritis, Can You Qualify for SSDI Benefits?

Submitted by Shane on Tue, 09/22/2020 - 04:00

If your arthritis is severe enough to prevent you from being able to work and support yourself, you may be wondering if you can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits to help ease the financial burden. You can qualify for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) with arthritis if you meet the Blue Book listing.

September Is Leukemia And Lymphoma Month

Submitted by CM on Fri, 09/18/2020 - 17:07

In the United States, an estimated 376,000 live with a form of cancer called leukemia. The number of people living with another form of cancer, lymphoma, is nearly double that of leukemia.

In 2020, the healthcare industry should diagnose more than 60,000 new cases of leukemia and around 85,000 new cases of lymphoma. The earlier both forms of cancer are diagnosed, the more likely a patient beats either disease.

Increasing public awareness is the key to treating lymphoma and leukemia.

Why is There an Awareness Month for Leukemia and Lymphoma?

August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

Submitted by SJS on Wed, 08/26/2020 - 17:06

Every year a month is devoted to a disability which is prevalent in the community.

August is spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) awareness month.

The organization that runs the awareness program is called Cure SMA which is the world’s leading organization for the debilitating condition and is committed to finding a cure for it.

SMA is the main genetic cause of death of infants.

Characteristics of SMA

SMA is a genetic neuromuscular disease.

It is a comparatively rare disorder which brings about a weakness in the skeletal and respiratory muscles.

August is Psoriasis Month

Submitted by SJS on Wed, 08/26/2020 - 16:47

Every August, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) brings together all those affected by the condition, psoriasis, to support them.

The main aim of the NPF is to ultimately find a cure. Psoriasis affects over 8 million people in the United States.

People who have psoriasis develop a higher risk of developing other serious health conditions like cardiovascular disease, depression and type-2 diabetes.

One of the main symptoms is a skin rash which could also occur in the joints and nails. This can lead to pain in those areas.

August is Psoriasis Month

Submitted by SJS on Wed, 08/26/2020 - 16:47

Every August, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) brings together all those affected by the condition, psoriasis, to support them.

The main aim of the NPF is to ultimately find a cure. Psoriasis affects over 8 million people in the United States.

People who have psoriasis develop a higher risk of developing other serious health conditions like cardiovascular disease, depression and type-2 diabetes.

One of the main symptoms is a skin rash which could also occur in the joints and nails. This can lead to pain in those areas.

What Is Considered a Disability?

Submitted by SJS on Wed, 07/29/2020 - 11:31

The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees two different disability programs that pay monthly benefits to those who are unable to work.

To qualify for disability benefits, you must meet the criteria established by the SSA to determine if an individual qualifies for disability benefits.

To be considered as disabled a claimant must have an impairment that is either psychiatric, psychological, or medical in nature that will prevent you from doing enough work to earn a gainful income for at last 12 months.

How Severe Does my Arthritis Need to be to Qualify?

Submitted by Deanna on Fri, 08/10/2018 - 02:03

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

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

Submitted by CM on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 19:47

National Arthritis Awareness Month is observed during May in an effort to bring awareness to arthritis and the need for additional advocacy and research while also encouraging physical activity among the adults who suffer from the condition.

The Arthritis Foundation reports that more than 50 million Americans are affected by the disease, which is the leading cause for disability in the U.S. One of every 5 adults and 300,000 children are affected by arthritis.