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What Do Social Security Doctors Look For?

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When you file a disability claim, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a team of healthcare experts review your claim to decide whether to approve or deny it. Although the review team completes a comprehensive assessment, some claims require additional analysis. For those cases, the SSA requests that applicants meet with a disability doctor to get more insight into the severity of a specific medical condition.

4 Tips to Help Win a Disability Reconsideration

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With the Social Security Administration (SSA) denying a majority of claims for disability benefits, applicants have to go through a four-step appeals process to receive financial assistance. The first step of the appeals process is called Social Security disability reconsideration. If you had your disability claim denied, you should learn more about how the disability reconsideration process works.

3 Advantages of Qualifying for SSDI

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There are always some workers who either don’t know their entitlements when they fall sick or have suffered an injury, or are too afraid to file a claim. However, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks if you qualify for disability benefits.  The top 3 advantages of qualifying for SSDI are: (1) increased monthly income, (2) vocational rehabilitation (3) Medicare coverage.

August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

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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

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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?

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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. You can explore the list of medical conditions for disability approval here.

Find Out If I Qualify for Benefits!