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8 Eye Problems Qualify That For Disability Benefits

Submitted by rsg on Thu, 05/20/2021 - 19:36

Few conditions impact your ability to work than eye problems. While many people dealing with visual disorders believe that you have to be totally blind in order to qualify for disability benefits, the truth is any significant degree of vision loss can affect your ability to work and make you eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Submitted by rsg on Sun, 04/25/2021 - 16:24

As a disease that gradually weakens bones, osteoporosis is especially harmful to the spine, wrists, and hips. Osteoporosis afflicts millions of Americans, with older women at the highest risk of contracting the disease. Risk factors include family history and possessing low bone density.

Referred to as a silent disease, preventing the advancement of osteoporosis requires a bone mineral density test to detect the presence of bone deterioration.

States Where Disability Benefits Are Most Common

Submitted by rsg on Sun, 12/20/2020 - 17:41

There are disabled individuals across the country. Regardless of the state in which an individual lives, he or she will apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).

There are many factors that go into being awarded disability benefits, so the process can vary slightly from one state to the next. The states with the highest populations have the most people receiving disability benefits. Those totals are different in comparison to the highest proportion of people.

How to File for Social Security Disability Benefits

Submitted by rsg on Sun, 12/13/2020 - 14:41

You’ve worked hard all your life and now you’re living with a disability that prevents you from maintaining gainful employment. This is why the federal disability benefits programs are in place: to help people who meet their living expenses when a serious condition impacts their ability to support themselves and their families.

Common Mistake: Waiting Too Long to Appeal Your SSD Claim

Submitted by rsg on Sun, 12/06/2020 - 19:02

The Social Security Administration (SSD) denies a majority of claims submitted by applicants. This means there is a good chance the SSA will deny your claim. If the SSA denied your claim, you cannot afford to delay the filing of an appeal.

The SSA typically gives applicants 60 days to file an appeal. If you fail to file an appeal before the SSA-mandated deadline, you have to start over with the application process. Starting over with the application process means you might lose the right to receive the financial assistance you need to pay medical bills and daily living expenses.

Applying For Disability During Social Security Administration (SSA) Closing

Submitted by rsg on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 16:02

During states of emergency that are being declared across the country, many offices are closing. These offices include Social Security Administration (SSA) offices. These closures are for the safety of the general public as well as the employees of the SSA. If you have a disability, you will want to get your disability claim underway. However, you should know that you cannot receive disability benefits because you have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

What is an RFC and Why Should I Obtain One from My Doctor?

Submitted by rsg on Wed, 02/05/2020 - 15:04

The process of applying for Social Security Disability is complex. The most straightforward way to win an award for your disabling illness is to meet the listing criteria of a particular condition in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Blue Book. However, many individuals do not meet a Blue Book listing, despite being severely disabled.

What is the Timeline for my Social Security Disability Claim?

Submitted by rsg on Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:09

For individuals who have become disabled and are unable to work as a result of their health condition, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be a financial lifesaver.

Unfortunately, for many people, the application and approval process can be excruciatingly long. Facing an uncertain amount of time without income can create additional anxiety for individuals already trying to get well.

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Completing a Disability Application

Submitted by rsg on Wed, 05/16/2018 - 12:39

Each year, millions of people apply for financial assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA) due to a significant health condition that limits their ability to work. While many of these individuals are rightfully disabled and in need of help, only a third of claimants are approved at the initial level of the disability claim process.