If your Social Security disability application has been denied and you are waiting for a hearing to be scheduled with an administrative law judge (ALJ), you can sometimes get an expedited hearing by submitting what is known as a "dire need letter" for disability. This may help to bring forward your appeal hearing with the ALJ so that you do not need to face unnecessary financial hardship due to your disability.
If you are unable to work and earn a living, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Here is a step-by-step guide on how to apply for and possibly get approved for Social Security disability benefits.
Your key to a successful disability claim is to provide supporting documentation and hard medical evidence. Here is a rundown of how to get your claim on track.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) and Disability Determination Service (DDS) will determine if you are eligible for benefits by examining different parts of your claim. They will then use that information to determine how much you’ll receive in benefits.
Some people may automatically qualify for disability benefits. Of course, that is dependent on the individual’s medical conditions and their restrictions and limitations.
You will need hard medical evidence to back up your claim, and you will also need proof of your diagnosis. Here is a closer look at how you may automatically qualify for disability benefits.
September moves the clock from summer to fall, as the nation’s football fields light up for weekends of hotly contested games. Leaves in some sections of the country begin to turn, as millions of students dive into the heart of their schoolwork.
The ninth month of the year is also National Sickle Cell Month, which increases awareness for an often misunderstood disease.
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?
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.
In April of each year, an entire month of local, regional, and national activities take place to help encourage Americans to sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donors. The month also helps celebrate and remember those who have saved lives through donation.
In April of each year, an entire month of local, regional, and national activities take place to help encourage Americans to sign up as organ, eye, and tissue donors. The month also helps celebrate and remember those who have saved lives through donation. According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), as of July 2019 there were more than 113,000 people on the waiting list for organ donations in the U.S. alone.