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What is the Social Security disability determination process?

When living with a disability, mental or physical, becomes overwhelming, it is important that disabled individuals understand their rights and options. Those in Florida and other states across the nation have the right to file for Social Security disability benefits if they are unable to work because of a disability and they are suffering from a qualifying disability. But how does one determine if they have a qualifying disability? And how is an applicant deemed eligible based on these standards?

The lengthy waiting period for SSD appeals hearings

Whether it is through medical diagnosis or an injury suffered, being told that you are disabled, temporarily or permanently, is never easy to hear. This can greatly alter a person's ability to get through their normal routine. In some cases, it can be challenging to care for him or herself or even obtain and maintain employment. Thus, the financial burdens associated with a disability can be overwhelming. In order to address and reduce these financial hardships, individuals will apply for Social Security disability benefits.

Benefits from SSD program are not always enough

Being unable to work and provide for yourself financially is a difficult predicament to be in. While many reasons could place an individual in this unfortunate circumstance, many are in financial trouble because they are currently living with a disability. Whether it is due to an injury, illness or a condition he or she was born with, a disability can often make it challenging to get around, care for yourself or even hold down a job. Thus, many decide to partake in the journey to recover Social Security disability benefits.

Guiding you through the SSD application and appeals process

We do our best to prepare for the what-ifs in life; however, one can never fully prepare him or herself for the extreme ups and downs life can bring. Surprising events can happen, and when they do, we may not know how to navigate them. Take for instance a serious accident that leaves you severely injured. This can significantly alter your ability to get around, care for yourself and even work. In these cases, understanding how Social Security disability benefits could help you can be vital.

Does autism qualify for Social Security disability benefits?

The autism spectrum covers a range of mental conditions that affect individuals in different ways and with different levels of severity. Although Florida children are often screened for autism in their early years of life, adults can suffer from spectrum-related disorders that may impact their abilities to work and care for themselves. Depending upon the manner in which an autism spectrum disorder impacts a person's capacity to work, the Social Security Administration may decide that the individual qualifies for disability benefits.

Disability benefits for endocrine disorders

Endocrine disorders affect the glands of the human body. For example, when disorders cause the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreas glands to overwork or underwork the other systems of a person's body can be negatively impacted. This post will briefly mention some of the major diseases and disorders that Floridians suffer from and that are caused by endocrine complications but readers are cautioned that the information contained herein does not provide legal or medical advice.

Living with a disability and ways to cope with the situation

Whether it is due to an illness, disease or an injury, coming to terms that you have a disability is difficult. Regardless if it was something you were born with or acquired later in life, a disability can be challenging at any point in a person's life. Therefore, it is important to understand how to cope with this situation and obtain the help necessary to build a fulfilling life.

Severe obsessive compulsive disorder can become a disability

For many people in Florida, it is hard to put yourself in the shoes of those suffering a mental condition. This is mostly because many of these conditions impact a person internally, meaning it is not entirely visible to those coming into contact with them. With regards to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), many view this as a minor condition, claiming that everyone is a bit OCD. Don't we all like to keep things tidy or have certain things exactly in their place? However, this is a common misconception of this disorder, because it is not about being a perfectionist but rather an illness that is considered to be crippling.