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December 2017 Archives

Symptoms of a herniated disk

The back is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body. Despite being flexible, the long, winding human spine, along with the many muscles, ligaments and tends associated with it, are easy to move out of place or otherwise injury, especially when a person does heavy lifting or other vigorous manual work.

Representation for chronic pain, related conditions

While it isn't necessarily easy, getting Social Security benefits for chronic pain or a related condition is oftentimes a critical step for an Osceola County, Florida, resident who is struggling with the condition.

Benefits for diseases related to addiction or alcoholism

It is a sad fact that many Florida residents in Osceola County suffer from the burden of a drug or alcohol problem. Many of these people are high functioning enough to be able to hold down a job, and many may put years of service in to their profession.

What will I need to prove my mental condition is a disability?

Kissimmee residents who have suffered under a mental condition, ranging from depression to schizophrenia to bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses, know how serious and debilitating these conditions can be. If serious enough, they can keep a person out of the workforce and, at times, barely able to function.

Some perspective on Social Security's future

Many Osceola County, Florida, residents have probably heard stories that the trust funds administered by the Social Security Administration, and which pays for disability benefits like SSDI, is on the brink of a collapse because the money going to the trust simply isn't matching what is coming out.

Can I get both disability benefits and workers' compensation?

Too many times, a work-related injury leaves a resident of Osceola County, Florida, permanently disabled. These injured workers not only have to deal with the physical aspects of their new limitations, they also have to figure out how they are going to carry on financially without being able to work, especially if they have others who are counting on their paycheck.

What can be done to speed up the appeals process?

As previous this blog have discussed, the Social Security Administration is currently facing an unprecedented backlog of cases where people in the Kissimmee, Florida, area and throughout the country who have been denied Social Security are awaiting a chance to have their cases reviewed by an administrative law judge. This wait can go on for months or even years, and many people wind up dying before they get Social Security Disability benefits.