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,

Dementia and qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Dementia and qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits

  If someone you know has dementia they may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Long Term Disability (LTD) benefits. Dementia is a broad term for mental illnesses which destroy memory and thinking ability. Alzheimer’s is the

Cerebral Atrophy and filing a Disability Claim

Cerebral Atrophy and filing a Disability Claim

  The SSA does not specifically recognize cerebral atrophy in its listing of impairments. However, many of the underlying causes of cerebral atrophy are listed. Cerebral atrophy means shrinkage and a loss of connection between neurons. Some degree of cerebral

Texas 211- Understanding Assistance Programs

Texas 211- Understanding Assistance Programs

  211 Texas – The emergency help phone number for essential human services. Everyone knows that in an emergency, you can dial 911 for police, fire and EMS services. There is another number you can call if you have a

Can a spouse get SSDI benefits?

Can a spouse get SSDI benefits?

  The Politics of Spousal Benefits If you are collecting Social Security Disability Insurance, you may be entitled to additional benefits for your family members. Auxiliary benefits, sometimes called dependents’, or secondary benefits, may be paid to the child, spouse,

What is Long Term Disability Insurance?

What is Long Term Disability Insurance?

  A brief Overview of Long Term Disability Insurance Long term disability (LTD) insurance is private insurance which helps replace the income of the insured if they become disabled. Here’s how LTD works. Individuals rarely purchase this type of insurance