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How our office helps clients suffering with mental illness

A mental illness or neurological disorder can be very difficult for a person to endure. In addition to the struggle of being under a chronic condition that can prove quite debilitating, the person also has to deal with the fact that most mental illnesses do not manifest themselves with obvious physical symptoms.

How do I know if I'm eligible for Social Security benefits?

Kissimmee residents who are suffering from a disability and are unable to work, may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. A disability, as defined by the Social Security Administration, is defined as an illness that is not temporary or short term. This means that the illness must cause a medical or physical disability for more than 12 months, or one that it is determined will inevitably lead to death.

Social Security disability benefits and tax liability

During the first few months of every year, many Florida residents are concerned about their taxes. While many people eagerly await their tax refunds, many others worry if they will owe taxes that year. During tax season, it is important for people to understand whether or not they need to pay in this year. If people are unsure, they could end up missing out on a refund or end up being late and owe interest and penalties.

A look at the basics of the child disability interview

When a child suffers from a serious disability, the child's parents often work for the best interests of that child. They want to make sure that their child gets all the help the child needs to live a full, happy and productive life. For many children, this means that they will need extensive medical care, rehabilitation, therapy and early intervention.

How can I receive SSD benefits for skin disorders?

When suffering from certain illnesses or issues, people in Kissimmee might be under the impression that the only problems that will result in being approved for Social Security disability benefits for illness are those that are completely debilitating. This is not the case. There are numerous problems that a person might have that cause them significant pain and suffering and are such that they are eligible for qualifying SSD benefits for illness. Skin disorders fall into this category.

What information is needed when filing for disability benefits?

It's said that the devil is in the details, and when a person is in need of Social Security disability benefits in Kissimmee, this is completely accurate. Failing to have all the necessary information when seeking SSD benefits and meeting all the requirements according to federal regulations might mean the difference between getting an approval and being denied. Even those who are clearly disabled might find themselves needing to appeal a denial if they don't understand the information that must be provided to the Social Security Administration.

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.

If I'm a Wounded Warrior, what documents do I need for SSD?

Social Security disability benefits can be a financial lifesaver if you have been struck by injury or illness that has led to an inability to work. Whether you suffer from a mental illness or a physical injury, if you fit the definition of disabled, then you may be entitled to benefits to help you cover your medical expenses and lost wages. This can be especially true if you are a Wounded Warrior.

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?

Disability benefits and the Compassionate Allowances initiative

When a worker in Florida becomes disabled, they may find their ability to earn a living has been greatly reduced or even eliminated. In these situations, it is important that they receive Social Security disability benefits as soon as possible. Yet is there a way to expedite their application?