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"Recurrence" of immune system disorders

If you suffer from some sort of immune system disorder, then you likely face challenges in your day-to-day life. You might suffer excruciating pain brought on by certain illnesses and diseases, and you may find yourself worrying about your physical health in the future. Additionally, you may have significant financial concerns, especially if your medical condition has left you disabled and unable to work. If this is the case, then you very well might qualify for Social Security disability benefits, but you'll have to demonstrate that you meet federal requirements first.

What is disorganization of motor function for SSD purposes?

Readers of this blog are well aware that certain federal requirements must be met before Social Security disability benefits are awarded to an individual. These requirements are often injury or illness specific, and they can be very detailed. Although it can be easy to get lost in the complex medical terminology used in the government's listed requirements, fully understanding them is imperative if a disabled individual wants to put forth a compelling claim.

What tests are acceptable for best-corrected visual acuity?

This blog has previously discussed vision loss as it related to Social Security disability. Those who are deemed legally blind, or have significant vision loss even after being corrected, may be able to qualify for SSD benefits, enabling them to receive compensation to help cover medical expenses and lost wages. Yet, the rules for determining vision loss can be painstakingly complicated. Therefore, it may be beneficial to discuss how the Social Security Administration assesses vision loss.

What accounts for the rise in SSD claims?

Time has had an effect on every aspect of our lives, and the Social Security disability system is no exception. In 1990, less than two-and-a-half percent of all working Americans qualified for Social Security disability benefits. In 2015, though, more than five percent of working Americans qualified. This large increase has put strain on the financial viability of the Social Security disability system, a strain that leaves many disabled individuals concerned about their benefits.

How are SSD benefits paid out?

Many Floridians who have suffered a disabling injury or illness and are thus no longer able to work know that they need money so that they can pay their living expenses. We spend a lot of time on this blog discussing how to successfully obtain SSD benefits, but in this post we wanted to take a look at the logistics of disability pay. What, exactly, will happen once your claim is approved?

Disabled woman has SSD benefits reduced after baseball gift

For those who have suffered debilitating injuries and illnesses, Social Security disability can provide the financial lifeline they need to get by. Depending on the severity of their disability and their work history, a disabled individual may be able to recover hundreds of dollars a month in benefits. Those who are unable to work come to rely on these funds to pay for their housing and food.

Florida firm utilizing evidence to pursue SSD benefits

The Social Security Administration tries to be as specific as possible when defining disabilities that qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. This effort is an attempt to make adjudication of SSD claims easier, and leave little room for disagreement. Yet, as readers of this blog know, despite the SSA's efforts, the Social Security Disability process is full of gray areas. This is why even those who have their claims denied have the ability to appeal their denial in hopes of recovering the compensation they need.

Obesity and its effect on SSD benefits claims

Readers of this blog know that there are a number of medical conditions that may qualify them for Social Security disability benefits. Physical, emotional, and mental conditions may all fall under "disability" as defined by the Social Security Administration. Yet, there are some health issues that do not directly fall under disability, but they may contribute to other medical conditions that do qualify as a disability. For example, one of our previous posts discussed substance abuse and how, if it creates a disabling condition, then an individual may recover benefits under that specific disability.

SSD benefits for military members and veterans

Serving in the United States military is a bold and courageous thing to do. These men and women, many of whom live and serve in Florida, put their safety and well-being in jeopardy for the betterment of our country. Even those who are merely preparing for military conflict via training exercises can find themselves facing serious injuries. In some instances, these injuries can be so significant that they interfere with an individual's ability to work and earn a wage. When this happens, he or she may qualify for Social Security disability compensation.