Do I Qualify for SSDI? – The Disability Determination Process

Do I Qualify for SSDI? – The Disability Determination Process

How does the Social Security Administration determine if you are Disabled? If you are making a claim to collect Social Security Disability Insurance, the Social Security Administration must first determine that you are actually disabled. There is a five-step process

Epilepsy and filing SS Disability Claims

Epilepsy and filing SS Disability Claims

  If you experience epileptic seizures, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Epilepsy is surprisingly common. Nearly 4% of Americans will develop epilepsy, making it the fourth most common neurological disorder. Seizures are the defining symptom of epilepsy, however,

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can qualify you for Disability Benefits

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can qualify you for Disability Benefits

  If you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and cannot work, you may qualify for disability benefits. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition that causes burning, tingling, or itchy sensations in the palm of the hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel

Helpful Assistance Programs and Resources for the Disabled

Helpful Assistance Programs and Resources for the Disabled

  For those with disabilities financial security can be difficult. Fortunately, there are a number of programs and resources in place to help those suffering from disabilities. As many as 20% of Americans have some sort of disability and about

ALS Disability Insurance Access Act – Lou Gehrig’s disease

ALS Disability Insurance Access Act – Lou Gehrig’s disease

  Those with Lou Gehrig’s disease may not have to wait as long for disability soon. There is currently a bill in congress which proposes waiving the five-month waiting period for Disability applicants with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s

Finding Help for Depression

Finding Help for Depression

  If you are suffering from depression help is available. It is very difficult to get better on your own. Depression is the most widespread disability. Despite its prevalence, there is a negative stigma associated with the disease. An estimated

Gun Ownership Rights for the Disabled

Gun Ownership Rights for the Disabled

  President Obama pushes to add Social Security’s information to the gun background check database. On January 4, the Obama administration released a fact sheet detailing a new executive action regarding gun control. Individuals who the Social Security Administration has

Disability Allowance Rates Continue to Fall

Disability Allowance Rates Continue to Fall

  Is the Social Security Administration doing all it can to stop disability fraud? We often hear that people on SSDI are faking their disabilities and that many receiving disability benefits are just looking for a free ride and really