Not all disabilities are visually apparent or obvious. These conditions are known as invisible disabilities. An invisible disability can be serious and debilitating enough that an individual cannot work or perform day-to-day activities. Invisible disabilities are also harder to prove if you are applying for disability benefits. A licensed Social Security Disability lawyer based in […]
Compassionate Allowances Program Expanded to Assist Severely Ill Claimants
The Social Security Administration (SSA) helps provide expedited processing for medical conditions that are listed in the Compassionate Allowances program. These cases do not require any special criteria in order to qualify for disability benefits. Medical records just need to reflect a claimant’s diagnosis. Below, we discuss the program’s latest expansion to assist severely ill […]
Is it Hard to Obtain Social Security Disability If You Have Dementia?
Living with a disability can be difficult and affect people in different ways. People may be unable to do activities they once enjoyed and/or be unable to earn an income due to physical or mental limitations. When someone has a disabling condition that prevents them from working, Social Security Disability benefits may be available. Dementia […]
Can I Get Disability for a Genetic or Inherited Disorder?
The short answer is yes. Social Security Disability benefits are available to claimants with genetic or inherited disorders as long as they meet certain qualifying criteria. One genetic disorder the Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes is Huntington’s Disease (HD). HD affects the brain and can progressively lead to decreased coordination, cognitive decline and psychiatric issues. […]
Do Chronic Migraines Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?
Most headaches are not severe or frequent enough to prevent an individual from working or performing everyday activities. However, certain migraines can be quite debilitating. Severe migraines can cause nausea and sensitivity to light and sound that can last for hours or days. Individuals who suffer from frequent migraine headaches may often miss work, which […]
Can Someone with ALS Get Social Security Disability Benefits Sooner?
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive disease without a known cure. ALS attacks the nerve cells responsible for muscle movement. Over time, most voluntary muscles become paralyzed, impacting the ability to breathe, eat and speak. Over a thousand people with ALS apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) […]
Can I File a Disability Claim for Arthritis in the Back or Spine?
If you have arthritis in the back or spine, it can cause severe pain and limit your mobility. Any kind of spinal condition can disrupt your ability to function on a daily basis. If you cannot work due to spinal arthritis, you may be able to qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration […]
How Severe Does My Psoriatic Arthritis Need to Be to Qualify for Disability?
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that can cause joint pain, stiffness and swelling. The symptoms can be quite debilitating depending on the severity of the disease. Intense flare-ups can interfere with your quality of life and ability to complete everyday tasks, including work. If your symptoms are impacting your job performance, you […]
Can I Receive Social Security Disability for a Crush Injury?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates a variety of physical impairments for disability, including crush injuries. A hand or finger crush injury can leave you with decreased motion, a weakened grip and an inability to flex your fingers. This can make it difficult to perform most job duties. If you have suffered a crush injury […]
Muscle and Ligament Disorders Covered by Social Security Disability
Musculoskeletal disorders affect the muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments. Many people suffer from severe muscle and ligament problems that make it difficult or impossible to continue working. There are numerous musculoskeletal disorders that may qualify you for Social Security Disability (SSD), as long as your symptoms are serious enough and you have sufficient medical evidence […]