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The Lawrence Law Firm fights to obtain and keep SSD benefits

Last week our blog talked about the unsuccessful work attempt and how it can affect an individual's Social Security disability benefits. Although the mere concept of SSD benefits is pretty simple to understand, there are many detailed issues like the unsuccessful work attempt that can threaten one's claims. This is important to because the Social Security Administration is looking for a reason to deny SSD claims, meaning that those who fail to protect themselves by making strong legal arguments may have the benefits on which they rely stripped away for them, or the benefits they desperately need denied to them.

What is irritable bowel syndrome?

A significant portion of the American population deals with digestive-system issues. These individuals can experience pain and suffering, and their condition can drastically impact their day-to-day lives. If a medical condition leaves an individual unable to work, then he or she may be considered disabled by the Social Security Administration and thus qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

What is an unsuccessful work attempt for SSD purposes?

Previously on this blog we discussed the definition of "substantial gainful activity" and how it pertains to Social Security disability benefits. Whether or not an individual can engage in substantial gainful activity is crucial element in every SSD benefits claim, but understanding how it is assessed can take a little bit of work to understand.

Benign brain tumor may qualify one for SSD benefits

The brain is a fragile organ. A minor blow to the head or a genetic defect can leave an individual affected for the rest of his or her life. Recovering from any kind of neurological disorder can be challenging, if at all possible. For this reason, many sufferers find themselves unable to work, earn a living wage and provide for themselves and their families. When this is the case, they may need to turn to Social Security disability for assistance.

Social Security Administration changes rules for mental disorders

Florida residents who have filed Social Security disability claims know the process can be frustrating. Proving you meet SSA requirements is challenging enough, but the requirements themselves may change from time to time, affecting current beneficiaries and new claimants. Individuals with disabilities need to stay up to date on these changes, as they can have a drastic ability on their ability to obtain and continue receiving the much-needed compensation provided through this program.

Severity and frequency of skin disorder may affect SSD

There are a number of medical conditions that can affect an individual's skin. Amongst these are ichthyosis, bullous disease, dermatitis, and Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Even burns can seriously damage one's skin. Being the largest organ of the body, serious harm to one's skin can leave him or her in rough physical condition. Serious pain and suffering may result, but the severity and longevity of the condition could also significantly disrupt one's personal and professional lives. This includes an individual's ability to work. Those who are unable to work may qualify for Social Security disability benefits, though, which could provide a lot of financial relief.

The Lawrence Law Firm: aggressively pursuing SSD benefits

If you have been struck with a sudden and serious illness, then you likely have a lot on your mind. You might be concerned about how to tell your family, how to effectively treat your condition, and how to continue with your normal day-to-day life with health concerns looming over you. Another very real concern is to how to provide for your family while you focus on your health.

How can medical treatment affect SSD benefits?

In what can seem like the blink of an eye, a medical condition can devastate an individual's life. It can strip away his or her health, make it difficult to actively participate in family functions, and even make it impossible to work. Medical advances, though, have made treatments more effective, allowing many individuals to recover at least a little bit of their once lost health. Though this is great from a health perspective, it can pose a threat to one's financial well-being, specifically if such an individual is receiving Social Security disability benefits.