Most headaches are not severe or frequent enough to prevent an individual from working or performing everyday activities. However, certain migraines can be quite debilitating. Severe migraines can cause nausea and sensitivity to light and sound that can last for hours or days. Individuals who suffer from frequent migraine headaches may often miss work, which […]
Can Someone with ALS Get Social Security Disability Benefits Sooner?
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive disease without a known cure. ALS attacks the nerve cells responsible for muscle movement. Over time, most voluntary muscles become paralyzed, impacting the ability to breathe, eat and speak. Over a thousand people with ALS apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) […]
Can I File a Disability Claim for Arthritis in the Back or Spine?
If you have arthritis in the back or spine, it can cause severe pain and limit your mobility. Any kind of spinal condition can disrupt your ability to function on a daily basis. If you cannot work due to spinal arthritis, you may be able to qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration […]
How Severe Does My Psoriatic Arthritis Need to Be to Qualify for Disability?
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that can cause joint pain, stiffness and swelling. The symptoms can be quite debilitating depending on the severity of the disease. Intense flare-ups can interfere with your quality of life and ability to complete everyday tasks, including work. If your symptoms are impacting your job performance, you […]
Can I Receive Social Security Disability for a Crush Injury?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates a variety of physical impairments for disability, including crush injuries. A hand or finger crush injury can leave you with decreased motion, a weakened grip and an inability to flex your fingers. This can make it difficult to perform most job duties. If you have suffered a crush injury […]
Muscle and Ligament Disorders Covered by Social Security Disability
Musculoskeletal disorders affect the muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments. Many people suffer from severe muscle and ligament problems that make it difficult or impossible to continue working. There are numerous musculoskeletal disorders that may qualify you for Social Security Disability (SSD), as long as your symptoms are serious enough and you have sufficient medical evidence […]
Filing for SSD for an Amputation
Amputation, such as the loss of an arm, hand, leg or foot, can be caused from complications due to an existing disease, infection or a traumatic accident on the job. If you have suffered an amputation that renders you unable to work, you may be eligible to obtain Social Security Disability under certain circumstances. Not all […]
Skin Disorders That Qualify for Disability Benefits
Certain skin disorders can cause immense pain and discomfort, which can make it difficult to perform daily activities and work. Many skin disorders are severe enough to be completely disabling. If you suffer from a serious skin disorder, you may be eligible for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). A Social Security Disability […]
Can I Work with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Collect Social Security Disability?
To qualify for Social Security Disability, your condition must be severe enough to keep you from performing daily tasks. This means that if you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, it must prevent you from being able to work to collect disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program provides […]
Receiving Social Security Disability for Bone Fractures
It can be difficult to obtain Social Security Disability for bone fractures because they normally heal in a few weeks or months. You must have a condition that lasts at least a year to qualify. However, bone fractures that improperly set or heal may take longer than a year to recover, if at all. If […]