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Social Security Disability Benefits for Illness Archives

Cardiovascular issues and waiting for more evidence for SSD

When a Missouri resident has a cardiovascular issue that he or she believes warrant the approval for Social Security disability benefits, the evidence is one of the key factors toward getting those benefits. Claimants must meet a variety of federal regulations and requirements before being approved. Evidence is a key factor in the process and there are times when the Social Security Administration will wait before asking for more evidence regarding the issue or issues as it makes its decision.

Woman regains disability benefits for illness after appeal

Missouri residents might be discouraged when they seek Social Security disability benefits and are either denied or have their case reviewed and lose their benefits. However, they should be aware that they have the right to appeal. While the idea of an appeal might be considered a waste of time, the reality is that in some cases, a person who appeals a denial of Social Security disability benefits will eventually be approved for benefits. The appeals process can be effective if the person's condition is deemed as meeting the criteria for qualifying SSD benefits for illness.

Can I get SSD if I need bone marrow or stem cells for cancer?

Those in Missouri who are diagnosed with cancer will have much to consider. They might wonder how they are going to make ends meet if their treatment leaves them unable to work. This is when they should consider seeking Social Security disability benefits for illness. One issue that frequently arises if an applicant has cancer is whether part of the treatment will include a bone marrow transplant or stem cells being used.

How does leaving the U.S. affect my SSD benefits?

It is not unusual for a Missourian who is getting Social Security disability benefits to leave the country. For many, their disability does not preclude them from traveling. In some instances, the person is not a citizen of the United States and leaves the country for a certain amount of time, but plans to return. All these matters can affect a person's SSD benefits. Also important is a person's citizenship status. This should be considered if the person is leaving the U.S.

Can I get SSD benefits for obesity?

Missourians who have a weight issue that places them in the category of being declared obese will have obvious hindrances when working or trying to work. Some who do not know they might meet the criteria to be considered obese are similarly unaware that they can get Social Security disability benefits for it. Understanding various facts about obesity and how it is assessed by the Social Security Administration is imperative for people who are afflicted with the condition are seeking disability benefits.

Backlog for SSD appeals troublesome for applicants

St. Louis residents who are suffering from an illness and believe that they believe meets the qualifications to receive Social Security disability benefits must be aware that the validity of the medical issue is doubtlessly important, but so too are other factors. One issue that is prominent is the number of people who are waiting for a hearing to receive their benefits. Understanding how this is problematic and the steps to take in attempting to mitigate the wait time is vital.

Can I pursue SSD benefits because of cancer therapy?

Missourians who have cancer can pursue Social Security disability benefits for illness. However, depending on the cancer and the treatment the person is receiving, the illness might not be sufficient to meet the criteria to get SSD benefits. Understanding how the anticancer therapy affects the person is important when determining whether they can receive SSD benefits or not.

If I am getting SSD benefits, is my spouse also eligible?

It is common for people to misunderstand the rules for Social Security disability benefits and fail to apply for certain options that they are entitled to, even after they have been deemed as disabled and are getting benefits. For people in Missouri who seek and are approved for SSD benefits, one of the questions they might forget to ask is whether relatives can also get benefits based on the recipient's record. The answer is yes. There are important points to remember.

Does my skin disorder qualify me for SSD benefits?

For people in Missouri who are suffering from a skin disorder, it is possible to be approved for Social Security disability benefits for illness. To do so, however, it is crucial to understand how the Social Security Administration will assess the severity of the disorder. In general, the SSA will base its assessment on the skin lesions, how often they flare up, the symptoms and their accompanying limitations, the treatment and how the treatment affects the applicant.

Understanding how working can affect SSD benefits

Missourians who have been approved for and are receiving Social Security disability benefits whether it is for an injury, illness or condition frequently want to go back to work if they are capable. However, they have concerns that their SSD benefits will stop once they start earning money. There are federal regulations tied to those who are on disability and work. It is important to understand how benefits can be affected by working.

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