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Disability Benefits for Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the body's immune system to attack itself. It can lead to damage to the kidneys, the heart, the lungs, skin, joints and blood. It is possible to qualify for either Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if you meet the requirements as per the […]

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Obtaining Disability Benefits for Glaucoma

National Glaucoma Awareness Month is recognized throughout January. It is a time to spread the word about a disease known as the sneak thief of sight for its gradual progression of vision loss. Currently, more than three million people in the U.S. have glaucoma, making it the second leading cause of blindness and the leading […]

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Qualifying for Disability Benefits for HIV/AIDS

World AIDS day is Dec. 1st. For many people living with HIV or AIDS, the condition may be so debilitating that you cannot hold full-time employment. In these cases, you may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Symptoms of HIV/AIDS Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes a progressive failure of the immune system. […]

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Disability Benefits for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is often a progressive disease, which means that symptoms become worse and more debilitating over time. There are several types of MS that include different combinations of disease […]

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Special Rules for Blindness Disability Benefits

If you are blind or have partial vision loss, you may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Depending on the circumstances of your particular situation, you may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). There are also some special rules that apply to the […]

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Tips for Getting Disability Benefits for Seizure Disorders

As with many disabilities, it can be difficult to win a claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits for seizure disorders. The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires that you have documentation of frequent seizures that interfere with your ability to work. For those who may need to apply for SSD benefits, the following checklist can […]

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Social Security Disability for Congenital Heart Defects

While you may sometimes feel misunderstood by people who do not know what congenital heart defects are, they exist and this form of heart disease is not caused by eating too much junk food. If you are born with a congenital heart defect, you did nothing to bring on this condition. Supplemental Security Disability (SSD) […]

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Social Security Can Help Children with Cancer

Cancer is an illness that knows no boundaries. It can impact anyone, regardless of age, gender, or income status. Every year, 15,780 children between the ages of birth and 18 years are diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunately, many of these children with cancer are from low income homes where the necessary medical treatments can cause a […]

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Getting Disability Benefits for Multiple Conditions

Many people applying for Social Security Disability benefits suffer from multiple disabilities. Although one condition on its own may not qualify as a severe impairment, when paired with other conditions, it may be debilitating and prevent you from working. This is why the Social Security Administration (SSA) must consider all of your impairments when deciding […]

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Getting SSD Benefits for COPD

If you have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may be wondering if you can get disability benefits for COPD. While the Social Security Administration (SSA) acknowledges COPD by listing it in its Blue Book of disabling conditions, certain tests and medical documentation may still be needed. Consulting with a leading Phoenix […]

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