A traumatic event in a person’s lifetime can trigger Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. It is common in veterans, and due to its occurrence, the National Center for PTSD has assigned June as PTSD Awareness Month. PTSD Social Security Disability benefits are an important part of helping individuals live with and overcome this psychiatric disorder.
A Troubling Anxiety Disorder
PTSD is a […]
May is Lupus Awareness Month, thanks to the Lupus Foundation of America. This chronic autoimmune disease can cause a variety of symptoms, from fatigue to abnormal blood clotting and ulcers. These symptoms range in severity, and the progression of the disease depends on the person.
Depending on the severity and aggressiveness of the disease, some people with lupus are unable to […]
1. “I have disabling condition that requires medication and other expensive treatments. I am struggling with paying my medical bills. Will these be covered by my Social Security disability benefits?”
Social Security on the basis of disability is a financial benefit granted by the government for a chronic condition that leaves the patient unable to work. Once you are approved for […]
The Social Security disability application process is a waiting game that can take months or years to complete. Application denials, new submission attempts and frustrating delays in communication are common occurrences when applying for Social Security disability benefits. Back Pay refers to the benefits you would have received had your claim been approved immediately. The process of determining a start […]
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of central vision loss in Americans over the age of 50. February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month, a time to share information about this disease and help understand its impact on the lives of those who suffer from it.
While many with macular degeneration can function normally, those who are severely affected by the […]
Veterans disability claim denials are common, and can be caused by errors in the determination of benefits or lack of evidence. Many of these denials have a strong chance of appeal with appropriate documentation. Denials commonly happen for the following reasons:
Lack of medical evidence to support disability
Missing connection between service and symptoms
Condition pre-existed military service
Lack of Evidence
Lack of medical evidence to […]
When applying for Social Security disability benefits, administrators reviewing your claim will take multiple variables into consideration. One of those variables is called Substantial Gainful Activity. What is Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) and how does it impact your Social Security disability benefits claim?
Substantial Gainful Activity – SGA
Substantial Gainful Activity is defined as any work that is performed for pay or […]
If you or a loved one is under the age of 65 and diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the disease will likely be classified in the early-onset stage. Fortunately, Social Security recently added early-onset Alzheimer’s to the list of Compassionate Allowance conditions. This list of conditions qualifies for fast track processing of the person’s disability application.
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and […]
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). It is a time to raise awareness of the issues that affect Americans with disabilities and celebrate their many contributions to our workforce and our nation.
In the U.S., approximately 20% of adults have a disability. But, as this year’s theme for NDEAM points out, “My Disability Is One Part of Who I […]
There are many common myths about Social Security disability benefits. These misconceptions often leave those in need of benefits confused about what they qualify for and what to expect from the process.
Find out the truth behind these myths.
Myth: Everyone gets denied for disability benefits the first time.Fact: While many people who apply for Social Security disability benefits are denied the […]