SSDI and Parkinson’s

SSDI and Parkinson’s  The formal definition of Parkinson‘s Disease from the Parkinson’s Foundation explains the condition as a “neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (‘dopaminergic‘) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra.“ It is, by its nature, a progressive condition that manifests over many years. The way the symptoms emerge is different from one person to  … Read more

SSDI and Chronic Pain 

SSDI and Chronic Pain  Chronic pain is a challenging issue to live with and can be difficult to obtain any disability coverage for. For one thing, just what is chronic pain? A formal definition of it would describe it as ongoing or recurrent pain which lasts longer than any sort of illness or injury. It usually has  … Read more

SSDI and Depression

Social Security Disability Insurance and Depression Depression occurs in various forms and is to some extent the body’s natural way of dealing with imbalances in different spheres. If left untreated for long periods of time, it could become an illness that causes disability to an otherwise functional individual. In the United States today, depression tops  … Read more

SSDI and Cerebral Palsy 

SSDI and Cerebral Palsy  The Centers for Disease Control or CDC defines the condition known as Cerebral Palsy, or CP, as “a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture.” It is the most common motor disability for children and it is caused by damage to a developing brain or  … Read more

SSDI and COPD 

SSDI and COPD  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a lung disease that causes chronic inflammation and obstructs adequate air from to and from the lungs. Someone with COPD will experience difficulty breathing and may find that they cough a great deal, wheeze and expel a lot of mucus.   Is COPD considered a disability? The most common cause  … Read more

What Happens When Social Security Sends Me to The Doctor? 

What Happens When Social Security Sends Me to The Doctor?  A Consultative Exam or CE is a medical examination that the SSA or Social Security Administration asks you to obtain during the course of processing your claim for disability benefit. Not all people who have submitted a claim will be asked or required to get the CE. It  … Read more

How Much in Social Security Disability Benefits Can You Get? 

How Much in Social Security Disability Benefits Can You Get?  The U.S. government has an assortment of benefits programs, including SSDI or Social Security Disability Insurance. As the government itself explains, the “Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.”  Different in several  … Read more

Lupus and SSDI 

Lupus and SSDI  Lupus is an autoimmune disease, meaning that it causes the immune system to attack otherwise healthy organs and tissue. It is estimated that more than 1.5 million Americans have the condition, and live with the chronic fatigue, pain, and inflammation that it causes. Because it is autoimmune in nature, it is also  … Read more

What Is the Mental Evaluation for Social Security Disability? 

What Is the Mental Evaluation for Social Security Disability?  Whether you are filing a claim or an appeal with the SSA (Social Security Administration) in order to receive financial support, medical evidence is required. The SSA never decides on a case without adequate, valid, and accurate medical evidence, and they will turn to your treating physicians  … Read more

Checking the Status of Your SSDI/SSI Claim

Checking the Status of Your SSDI/SSI Claim  The processes of applying for and receiving Social Security Disability Insurance or Social Security Income are lengthy and complex. There are different stages through which any application must proceed, and there are times when an applicant must appeal decisions. As a multi-stage process, with several “review stages,” any  … Read more