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Social Security Disability Benefits for Illness Archives

Epilepsy, seizure and the requirements for SSD benefits

Missourians who have been diagnosed with epilepsy might not be aware that they can get Social Security disability benefits for illness. In some instances, people who suffer from seizure do not even know that they have epilepsy to begin with. For those who think they or a loved one might have epilepsy and suffer from the different kinds of seizures that go along with it, it is possible to receive SSD benefits if they meet the necessary criteria.

Clarifying confusion over Social Security disability benefits

In today's political environment, many Missourians could be confused about certain aspects regarding Social Security and the benefits that people are entitled to. One is Social Security Disability Insurance. Given the way certain political figures are trying to remake the government, including Social Security and its benefits, it can be ignored that SSDI can be just as important for a person living with an injury, illness or condition as Social Security benefits are for a person of retirement age. The truth about SSDI should be accounted for.

Aside from medical condition improvement, when can SSD stop?

St. Louis residents who are receiving disability benefits through Social Security will undoubtedly be aware that if their condition improves, the benefits will stop. This is a basic part of the federal regulations that the Social Security Administration follows with SSD benefits for illness, injury or any other issue. However, there are also other justifications the SSA can use to stop benefits and these too must be understood. When the SSA decides to stop benefits due to these other reasons, having legal help is vital to try and get them back if they are still warranted.

Can I receive SSD benefits if I have multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a condition that can render a person unable to work and in need of help with daily function. St. Louis residents who have been diagnosed with MS may be able to get Social Security disability benefits provided they fulfill the requirements laid out by the Social Security Administration. MS is a disorder that is chronic, inflammatory and degenerative. It affects a sheath that surrounds the nerve fibers of the brain and spinal cord and interrupts the transmission of nerve impulses from the brain and other areas of the body. This hinders the person's strength, muscle coordination, balance, vision and sensation.

Can I get SSD benefits for a skin disorder?

Skin conditions can reach a level where they are affecting a person's ability to function normally and hold a job. Fortunately, it is possible to receive Social Security Disability for skin disorders. Regardless of the illness the person suffers from, a skin disorder can warrant Social Security Disability benefits for illness provided it meets certain criteria. The Social Security Administration will assess the severity of the disorder and then decide.

Facing disability from a rare disease

The diagnosis of a rare and debilitating disease is stressful enough. You are probably spending hours trying to find information about your condition online, speaking with specialists and looking for support. You may also be dealing with emotions from family and friends who want to be helpful but may not know how.

Rule change might affect Social Security disability applicants

Missouri residents who are suffering from an illness, condition or injury that they believe warrants receiving disability benefits through Social Security must follow the federal regulations to be approved. Understanding these rules is often a key and failing to adhere to them or meeting the requirements might result in a denial. Bearing in mind any rules changes that come about when seeking Social Security disability benefits is also important. This is why it is imperative to have legal advice when applying for SSD benefits.

Backlog and staffing problems hinder disability applications

The idea behind disability benefits for illness is to provide for those whose medical issues have left them unable to work. Missouri residents who believe they qualify for Social Security disability benefits should not hesitate to apply for them. However, it is also important to understand that there are certain problems that have arisen for other applicants. One is when a person has all the requirements to receive SSD benefits for illness, but is stymied by a backlog of cases the Social Security Administration has yet to hear.

Federal regulations prevent dying woman from getting her benefits

When people in Missouri and across the nation have an illness, condition or injury that renders them unable to work, they may have the option to seek assistance from the federal government. Social Security disability benefits are meant to help these individuals and leave them free of worry as to how they are going to make ends meet as they try to improve sufficiently to get back to normalcy. In some instances, the person is suffering from a terminal disease like cancer that will not get better. Federal regulations allow those in this situation to have their benefits approved rapidly based on compassionate allowance. However, there are sometimes problems with this that make it necessary to have legal assistance.

How does the SSA evaluate disability claims?

When a Missouri resident begins the application process for Social Security disability benefits, their application will usually be handled initially by a Social Security field office, which will determine whether the applicant meets the non-medical requirements for benefits. These typically include employment, age, marital status and other requirements. The application can be filed online, by mail, by telephone or in person.

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