Nerves can be damaged after being injured in an accident and due to certain medical conditions. Signs of nerve damage could include tingling in the hands and feet and muscle weakness in the arms or legs. Depending on the extent of damage to the nerve, it can heal on its own or become permanent, even […]
How Does Social Security Determine if My Osteoarthritis is Disabling?
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can affect any joint in the body, including in the hands. The cartilage between the joints slowly starts to wear down, causing the bones to rub together without a cushion. This rubbing can result in mild inflammation, stiffness and pain. While most people with osteoarthritis can function with […]
Is Tendonitis a Qualifying Condition for Disability Benefits?
Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons, which connects the muscle to bone, and can be caused by repetitive movement over a long period of time. While tendonitis can occur in any tendon, it is most common not only in the shoulders, elbows and knees, but also in the wrists. If you suffer from chronic […]
Will I Be Eligible for Disability If I Lose Function in My Hand?
If your ability to work has been compromised by a hand-related injury, you may be able to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administrations (SSA). This is true regardless if you have suffered nerve damage that has caused muscle function loss in the hands or you have a degenerative condition that causes numbness in […]
Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Due to Joint Pain?
Joint pain, especially in the wrists, can be caused by long-term, repetitive stress to the bones. For those suffering from severe or chronic joint pain, it can be difficult to work or perform daily activities. When this happens, Social Security Disability may be available. There are certain factors the Social Security Administration (SSA) will need […]
Can I Work With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Still Receive Disability Benefits?
To be eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), your condition must be severe enough to impact your ability to do daily tasks and work. This means that if you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, it must keep you from working to qualify for disability benefits. The Social Security Disability Insurance […]
Applying for Social Security Disability for a Panic Disorder or Panic Attack
Having a panic disorder or panic attack can significantly impact an individual's quality of life. If left untreated, it could lead to significant physical and mental complications. If you suffer from panic attacks that severely affects or limits your ability to function normally, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Dayes Law […]
Being Able to Qualify for Disability If You Have a Rare Disease
Applicants who have been diagnosed with a rare disease may be eligible for Social Security Disability as long as certain requirements are met. The diagnosis itself from a medical professional is not enough. Similar to other disabilities, you must prove that your condition is severe enough to prevent you from working for at least a […]
Can I Obtain Disability Benefits for a Respiratory System Disorder?
Individuals with respiratory disorders suffer from breathing problems that often prevent them from being able to work and even struggle to complete simple daily tasks. Applicants who apply for disability due to severe breathing issues may be more likely to be approved for benefits as long as certain requirements are met. Our licensed Phoenix Social […]
Disabling Conditions that May Be Pre-Approved for Social Security
Some medical conditions may allow you to automatically qualify for Social Security disability benefits if you meet certain criteria, which makes them seem as though they are pre-approved for benefits. However, you must still be able to provide medical proof and fulfill the financial requirements to be eligible for benefits. An experienced Phoenix Social Security […]