January is National Eye Care Month. This month celebrates our eyes and caring for them. Even if you are cautious of your eye health, you may still end up developing an eye condition that qualifies for disability benefits.
There are several eye conditions that, if severe enough, may qualify for disability benefits, which include vision loss, partial sight, cataracts, Sjögren’s Syndrome, hemianopia, glaucoma, ocular melanoma and mascular degeneration.
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. This month promotes awareness of cervical cancer, its causes and treatments. You may qualify for disability benefits for cervical cancer if you are unable to work for at least 12 months.
Disability lawyers are only paid if you are awarded disability benefits. They typically take cases on a contingency fee basis which means you aren’t required to pay any legal fees until the attorney has been successful and won your disability benefits on your behalf. Many disability attorneys also offer a free consultation which will help determine if you are eligible for disability benefits.
When you apply for disability benefits after being diagnosed with cancer about 70% of initial claims are initially denied. Your cancer diagnosis must meet the conditions for disability benefits as described in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book; otherwise your claim may be denied.
When applying for Social Security disability benefits, you may have to wait five months from the time your benefits are approved before you can receive them. However, there are instances in which an applicant for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may be unable to wait that long.
In these circumstances, an applicant may qualify for a compassionate allowance. The SSDI will expedite their claim if an applicant has a condition that meets certain criteria.
Are you planning on applying for Social Security disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA)? If so, you’ll need to prepare certain documentation and information before applying at a disability office. This guide explains how to prepare and how an attorney may assist you.
Documents Needed When Applying for Disability Benefits At An SSA Office
When applying for Social Security disability benefits, bring the following documents to the disability office:
What Is Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal which leads to compression of the spinal nerve roots or the spinal cord. The two types of stenosis are lumbar and cervical. In both cases these symptoms are similar.
Almost everyone gets back pay, but there are some cases when someone will not. The reason for this is because it takes so long to process applications for disability benefits. Once an application is approved payment is backdated to the initial application date.
If you are applying for disability benefits for a mental health condition, you may be able to get help from your psychiatrist who will need to provide evidence that you are unable to work for at least 12 months due to your mental health.