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March 2015 Archives

How can I receive SSD benefits for skin disorders?

When suffering from certain illnesses or issues, people in Kissimmee might be under the impression that the only problems that will result in being approved for Social Security disability benefits for illness are those that are completely debilitating. This is not the case. There are numerous problems that a person might have that cause them significant pain and suffering and are such that they are eligible for qualifying SSD benefits for illness. Skin disorders fall into this category.

What information is needed when filing for disability benefits?

It's said that the devil is in the details, and when a person is in need of Social Security disability benefits in Kissimmee, this is completely accurate. Failing to have all the necessary information when seeking SSD benefits and meeting all the requirements according to federal regulations might mean the difference between getting an approval and being denied. Even those who are clearly disabled might find themselves needing to appeal a denial if they don't understand the information that must be provided to the Social Security Administration.

National Kidney Month and Social Security Disability

March is National Kidney Month. This vital organ is imperative to the health of the human body, as it cleanses an individual's blood, reducing the toxins in the bloodstream. Kidneys are critical to a person's overall well-being. However, many people, including some in the Kissimmee area, will wind up with some sort of kidney condition during their lives. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 20 million people are currently affected by chronic kidney disease. Making matters worse, many of these individuals do not even know that they are ill.

If I'm a Wounded Warrior, what documents do I need for SSD?

Social Security disability benefits can be a financial lifesaver if you have been struck by injury or illness that has led to an inability to work. Whether you suffer from a mental illness or a physical injury, if you fit the definition of disabled, then you may be entitled to benefits to help you cover your medical expenses and lost wages. This can be especially true if you are a Wounded Warrior.

What is PTSD and does it qualify for disability status?

When it comes to illnesses, there are many conditions that may qualify an individual in Kissimmee to recover Social Security Disability benefits. Though certain requirements must be shown, there is no specific list of illnesses that qualify and those that do not. Therefore, anxiety disorders that adhere to certain disabling characteristics may qualify for benefits. Amongst these is post-traumatic stress disorder, better known as PTSD. But what exactly is PTSD?

Disabled by a broken bone? We stand ready to help

Our last blog post discussed broken bones in the context of recovering Social Security disability benefits. In order to succeed on a claim, several elements must be shown, including that a break will leave an individual unable or nearly unable to walk, or that a break of an upper extremity bone will not heal within one year. Though this may sound simple enough, there are other factors that come into play, and the law surrounding Social Security disability is often complicated.

Seeking disability benefits for a broken bone

Broken bones are a common injury in Florida. Whether it is caused by a fall, a workplace accident or a car accident, suffering a fracture can greatly impact a person's ability to work. Unfortunately, sometimes a broken bone is so severe that it renders the victim totally disabled.

Disability benefits and one's residual functional capacity

When determining whether or not to award an applicant in Kissimmee, Florida, Social Security Disability benefits, the Social Security Administration will consider whether an applicant will be able to perform the work duties they were able to prior to becoming injured or ill. In addition, the SSA will evaluate whether the applicant will be able to switch to other job duties.