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What is ALS and can I receive SSD benefits for it?

When a person in Kissimmee is suffering from a medical issue, the first priority is to receive a diagnosis and treatment. Secondary issues also come to the forefront when the illness or condition is such that it will cost a significant amount for long term care and the person is not able to work. One prominent medical problem that is difficult for the person suffering from it and the family is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS. Knowing how the Social Security Administration views this is the first step to being approved for Social Security disability benefits for illness.

Legal help with Social Security disability for heart disease

If heart disease or some other medical issue centered around the heart results in a person in Kissimmee being unable to work, it is possible to seek Social Security disability benefits. A heart issue can strike people both young and old. While there are treatments available for many heart issues, they might still cause a person to be unable to work. When seeking benefits, it's imperative to understand the federal regulations that dictate whether there will be an approval or denial.

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.

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?

How can I get SSD benefits via compassionate allowances?

If an illness strikes a person in Florida, the individual and his or her family might not be aware that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a compassionate program that can provide benefits if they meet the criteria for qualifying SSD benefits for illness. There are certain factors that go into receiving benefits based on these conditions.

How do I qualify for disability for a medical condition?

Social Security Disability benefits can be important for many disabled individuals, and their families, with little or no income due to a medical condition and disability. In general, SSD benefits are available to individuals who are unable to work due to a medical condition that is expected to last longer than a year or result in death. While additional work history requirements also apply, it is important to keep in mind that different Social Security options may be available for disabled individuals in different situations.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month a good reminder about SSI

No illness is every wanted, but there are few situations that tug on the heartstrings more than learning a child has cancer. Some forms are more treatable than others, but the treatment for any cancer can be difficult even for a healthy adult. Yet, as September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the focus can turn to teaching the public about the types of cancer that can affect kids - some 13,000 children diagnosed each calendar year.

Sudden disability story is a familiar one for SSDI applicants

Our post earlier this week focused on the very real threat that disability can strike anyone at any time, without warning and regardless of current physical health. This is one of the many reasons why keeping programs like Social Security Disability Insurance adequately funded should be a non-political issue with widespread support.