If you’ve become unable to work due to an injury or medical condition, you may qualify for benefits such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSDI is a federal insurance program that provides monthly benefits to eligible workers who can no longer work. How much a disabled worker receives in monthly Social Security benefits is […]
Diabetes Awareness Month Shines Attention on Those with Diabetes-Related Disabilities
Did you know that people who are unable to work due to diabetes-related health problems may qualify for Social Security disability benefits? That’s one of the reasons why November is Diabetes Awareness Month: to educate the public on ways to prevent and control the disease, the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, resources for those […]
My SSDI Claim Has Been Denied Twice. What Do I Do Now?
If your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits was denied, don’t get discouraged. It’s not unusual for an SSDI claim to be rejected by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Fortunately, the law allows you to appeal the SSA’s decision. A lot of times, the problem will be that you simply failed to provide […]
Qualifying for Breast Cancer Disability Benefits
It’s estimated there will 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in 2021, as well as 49,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. Worse, it’s estimated that 43,600 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S. this year. How many of these deaths could have been prevented through early detection and […]
If I Have Ovarian Cancer, Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability?
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women and causes more deaths than any other gynecological cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. That’s why Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is dedicated to focusing attention on this serious disease by educating people on ways to prevent […]
Gastroparesis Awareness Month: Gastroparesis and Social Security Disability
A lot of people have never heard of gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is a condition that affects the muscles responsible for moving food through the stomach. The stomach is unable to empty its contents, resulting in symptoms that include pain, retching (dry heaves), acid reflux, nausea/vomiting, and bloating. Gastroparesis is a poorly understood condition. Its exact cause […]
How To Apply For Disability Benefits If You Have Soft Tissue Sarcoma
The symptoms of the soft tissue sarcoma, along with the effects of treatment, often leave an individual so impaired that they are unable to work or perform many of the everyday tasks most people take for granted. If you are unable to work due to the effects of soft tissue sarcoma or other types of […]
Men’s Health Month and Disability Claims
Everyone knows that Father’s Day happens every June; a lot of people don’t realize that June is also Men’s Health Month. Men’s Health Month is a time to raise awareness of the unique health issues men face and encourage males of all ages to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle and get regular medical examinations. Why […]
Does the Court Award Attorney Fees in ERISA LTD Claims?
Most employee group long-term disability insurance plans are governed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA, a set of federal laws that protect the rights of policyholders. Among other things, ERISA gives policyholders the right to appeal an insurance company’s decision to deny a claim for LTD benefits. The law offices […]
Parkinson’s Awareness Month – What are the Disability Benefits Available If You Have Parkinson’s Disease?
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, so let’s take some time to discuss Parkinson’s disease (PD). With over 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year, it’s important to know what Parkinson’s disease is, how it can be treated, and the disability benefits available to those who are unable to work due to the symptoms of their PD. […]
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