A speech disorder can prevent someone from being able to communicate effectively. Loss of speech can impact one’s personal life by making daily activities significantly more difficult. It can also be hard to maintain a job without being able to speak and communicate with co-workers and customers. Speech disorders can affect anyone at any age […]
Does Social Security Consider Long COVID as a Disabling Impairment?
Anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 can suffer from Long COVID, even if it was mild. It is a broad term for the debilitating illness that lingers much longer than the initial COVID-19 infection. However, not everyone suffering from Long COVID or post-COVID syndrome is able to qualify for Social Security Disability. If the […]
Receiving Social Security Disability for Shoulder-Related Injuries
No two shoulder injuries are alike. Anyone who suffers from a shoulder injury will have different limitations and prognoses. While most of these injuries are minor and will likely not qualify for Social Security Disability, in certain cases, a shoulder injury may be severe enough to be unable to work. Receiving disability benefits for a […]
How Hard Is It to Claim Disability for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Disability claims are hardly ever approved at the initial stage. It may take a reconsideration request or an appeal hearing to be granted benefits, if at all. This is because the Social Security Administration (SSA) is generally skeptical of the validity of most SSDI and SSI claims. They often look for ways to deny a […]
SSDI and SSI Benefits for Individuals With Lyme Disease
The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits to individuals who have become too disabled to work due to a severe injury or illness. To qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you must prove that your symptoms significantly limit your ability to work. This process can be rather straightforward […]
Can I Receive SSDI Benefits for an Arm Injury That Did Not Properly Heal?
It is difficult to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for arm injuries because they normally heal within several weeks or months. However, if you have a broken arm that did not properly heal, you may be eligible for disability if it prevents you from working and will take longer than a year to recover. […]
What Does it Take to Prove an Invisible Disability to Be Eligible for Benefits?
Not all disabilities are visually apparent or obvious. These conditions are known as invisible disabilities. An invisible disability can be serious and debilitating enough that an individual cannot work or perform day-to-day activities. Invisible disabilities are also harder to prove if you are applying for disability benefits. A licensed Social Security Disability lawyer based in […]
Compassionate Allowances Program Expanded to Assist Severely Ill Claimants
The Social Security Administration (SSA) helps provide expedited processing for medical conditions that are listed in the Compassionate Allowances program. These cases do not require any special criteria in order to qualify for disability benefits. Medical records just need to reflect a claimant’s diagnosis. Below, we discuss the program’s latest expansion to assist severely ill […]
Is it Hard to Obtain Social Security Disability If You Have Dementia?
Living with a disability can be difficult and affect people in different ways. People may be unable to do activities they once enjoyed and/or be unable to earn an income due to physical or mental limitations. When someone has a disabling condition that prevents them from working, Social Security Disability benefits may be available. Dementia […]
Can I Get Disability for a Genetic or Inherited Disorder?
The short answer is yes. Social Security Disability benefits are available to claimants with genetic or inherited disorders as long as they meet certain qualifying criteria. One genetic disorder the Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes is Huntington’s Disease (HD). HD affects the brain and can progressively lead to decreased coordination, cognitive decline and psychiatric issues. […]