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November 2017 Archives

Support for Kissimmee residents with bipolar disorder

For years, the term "manic depression" was used to describe a mental illness characterized by severe mood swings. Today, the clinical term used by professionals is bipolar disorder, and it's something that can lead to an inability to work for Kissimmee residents who struggle with it.

Social Security Disability for blind individuals (part 2)

We'll pick up where we left off previously with our discussion of the kinds of benefits and support available from the Social Security Administration for people who are blind. The information is intended to be general in nature only, and not specific legal advice for any individual situation.

Social Security Disability for blind individuals (part 1)

Previously, in our discussion of the impending 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment to SSD benefits, we noted that blind individuals have some specific thresholds applicable to them. Let's take a deeper dive into the information provided by the SSA as to the kind of support that is available for blind or low-vision individuals who cannot work due to their disability.

Will Social Security Disability payments increase in 2018?

There's some good news on the horizon for disabled recipients of Social Security benefits. The Social Security Administration has announced a 2 percent increase in payments for 2018. We'll review what this could mean for our Osceola County readers; this information is intended to be general in nature, not specific legal advice.

Will cancer treatment affect one's ability to work? (Part 2)

There are a number of strategies of which cancer patients may avail themselves in order to try to manage working and treatment at the same time, as we discussed last week on our Kissimmee Social Security Disability law blog. Depending in part on the nature of their job as well as the specifics of their illness, it is possible for many to do so. But what happens when cancer treatment leads to a patient's inability to work?

Will cancer treatment affect one's ability to work? (Part 1)

Last week on our blog, we took a look at Kissimmee cancer patients' eligibility for federal benefits. Because disability benefits are generally linked to the applicant's ability (or inability) to work, we'll spend some time this week trying to answer the question: what kind of an impact can cancer treatment be expected to have on a patient's ability to work? The discussion should be understood as general information, and not specific legal advice.

What factors are used to evaluate disability benefits for cancer?

Cancer can be one of the most serious illnesses a person in Florida can suffer. Not only is the disease itself incapacitating, but even the treatments used to put the cancer into remission can negatively impact a person's health. The Social Security Administration recognizes this, and has included cancer in its "Listing of Impairments."

Study finds correlation between aspirin and lowered cancer risk

Many people in Florida know someone who has had cancer, or they may even have had cancer themselves. They understand that it is a debilitating disease that can take years to recover from, or even be fatal. Therefore, any new ways to combat the chance one might develop cancer are of great importance.