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Does a Heart Attack Increase My Chances of Approval?

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) rules for disability are strict. Even with a serious heart condition, you may not meet the severity level requirements to receive benefits. If you have a heart attack, then you may now qualify for disability, even if you didn’t before. It really depends on your specific circumstances, including how severe your chronic cardiac condition is and how significant your post-heart attack impairments are.

How common are bone and joint injuries?

According to the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI), musculoskeletal conditions, including bone and joint injuries, affect more than 54 percent of working-age adults in the U.S.

Injuries and chronic conditions, like arthritis, tendonitis, and connective tissue disorders, are among the most common causes of disability in the U.S., and under certain circumstances, can qualify for disability benefits.

How Do I Know if I Qualify for a Compassionate Allowance?

Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) are only available to people who have serious, long term, or permanent disabilities.

Some applicants may also qualify for expedited review of their disability claims because they have conditions that the SSA has identified as inherently disabling.

These conditions are part of the SSA’s Compassionate Allowance (CAL) program and an applicant with a CAL condition can expect to receive a decision on eligibility within just a few weeks after filing.

How Recently Must I have Worked to Qualify for SSDI?

Disability and the loss of income it leads to inevitably affects all aspects of life. It can make money matters exceptionally tight for the entire family. Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) may relieve at least some of the financial strain. Approval for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) however depends on meeting both the medical and the technical eligibility requirements, and the technical requirements include a relatively recent work history.

How Windows 10 Can Help You Apply for Disability Benefits

Assistive technology (AT) refers to any product, system, equipment, or software used by disabled persons to improve their working and daily lives. From special joysticks and keyboards to specialized computers and communication systems, millions of Americans currently rely on various forms of AT.

Unfortunately, some users are unaware that their disabilities may qualify them for disability insurance. Moreover, some feel that their disabilities may make it too hard to fill out the application.

February: Heart and Stroke Month

Heart disease and strokes are two of the three most deadly diseases in the United States. Combined, these two illnesses result in approximately 750,000 deaths in the US each year — almost a fourth of all annual deaths in the United States.

This February is American Heart Month, created to raise awareness of diseases like this that claim the lives of so many. Continue below to learn more about their symptoms, the warning signs of these diseases, and how you can help to make our future more heart disease-free.

2017 Social Security Administration Financial Adjustments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews financial data and publishes a list of updates every year. These updates include adjustments to maximum benefit amounts, work credits, and other financial thresholds. Whether you’re now receiving benefits or planning to apply in 2017, you’ll need to be aware of the SSA’s new figures.

January: Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Approximately 120,000 Americans are legally blind because of their glaucoma, while another 3.9 million have limited vision. However, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, approximately half of people with glaucoma are unaware that they even have the disease.

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time for people to become educated on the disorder and the struggles associated with it. With further education, those with glaucoma may be able to receive help before their symptoms worsen.

What are Some of the Most Common Application Pitfalls?

The Social Security disability application process can be very complicated. Being approved for benefits can be quite a challenge. The approval rate for disability varies from state to state as well as throughout the different levels of the application process, but the national average indicates that about 36% of applicants are approved for benefits.

Do SSA Benefits Vary Based on Cost of Living?

If you are applying for monthly disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may wonder if the amount of those benefits may vary based on the current cost of living. The current cost of living can impact your income somewhat, but the way your income is impacted is dependent upon the kinds of benefits you receive for being disabled.

There are two kinds of disability benefits administered by the SSA, one is Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the other is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

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