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Losing SSD benefits when ill can be a major problem

When Missourians and anyone across the nation is suffering from a debilitating illness or condition and they receive Social Security disability benefits for illness, there is a profound sense of relief. While they are getting SSD, they will have the ability to focus on improving their condition and trying to get into a state where they can, if possible, no longer need those benefits. A common worry for people who are declared disabled and get benefits is when the Social Security Administration decides they should stop providing the benefits. For those who are in this situation, legal help is a must.

A Florida woman who was on disability with cystic fibrosis saw her benefits stop in early 2018. The disease is extremely limiting and requires extensive treatment and medication. Other problems can stem from it. The woman, 22, had qualified for disability and allowed her to get Medicaid. She was informed, however, that her benefits would stop due to a medical review and she was no longer eligible because she could work. Despite that, she said she had not gotten better. In fact, she got worse. With the loss of benefits, she also lost Medicaid.

She attended law school even with the setback in her SSD case. Entities that help people who are suffering from cystic fibrosis state that there was a five-fold increase in SSA reviews for people suffering from it over the past year-and-a-half. Although the SSA does reviews on a periodic basis, the number of reviews in the past 10 years has risen to an expected 900,000 in 2019. Fortunately for this young woman, there was a reconsideration of her case and she again began receiving disability. There are other people who are confronted with the same problems with their cystic fibrosis and a pending review or who are appealing their case.

For people who are seeking or already receiving SSD benefits for a condition or illness, being denied or having the benefits stop can be stressful in myriad ways. Regardless of the situation, it is important to keep a clear head and understand that there are options available to appeal the case. Many people get their SSD benefits after filing an appeal. A law firm that has experience in Social Security disability claims from every angle can help with the process and should be contacted as soon as possible.

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