Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a progressive degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord. While many people diagnosed with MS lead long, normal lives, sometime the debilitating symptoms associated with MS – numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred vision, and severe fatigue – make it impossible for a person to continue performing […]
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed every October in the U.S. This is a time to raise awareness about the important issues facing Americans with disabilities while also celebrating their many contributions to the nation’s workforce.
This year, the theme for NDEAM is #InclusionWorks.
“By fostering a culture that embraces individual differences, including disabilities, businesses profit by having a wider […]
Social media has become a part of daily life for many Americans. Posts about our families, our friends, our jobs and our daily activities are so common as to be second nature. In most cases, these are completely harmless ways to share your life with those you love.
However, it’s important to remember that, even though these posts are aimed at […]
Trucking is still a huge industry in the U.S. In fact, approximately 70% of all freight is still carried by big rigs. The industry also provides jobs for over 800,000 people in the country. But like any job, injuries are possible, leaving those who rely on their jobs as a trucker in serious trouble if they are unable to continue […]
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 […]
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 […]
When evaluating a disability claim, the Social Security Administration will look at your ability to perform different types of work. For example, a claim may be denied because the applicant is found to be able to do “light work.” What does this mean?
The SSA classifies work by 4 different levels of exertion – sedentary, light, medium and heavy work.
Sedentary work […]
If your claim for Social Security disability benefits has been denied, one of the steps in the appeals process is requesting a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. During the hearing, the judge will ask certain questions of the SSDI applicant.
Before your scheduled hearing, you should prepare responses for the questions below. The questions can be extensive and require very […]