SSDI and Suicidal Ideations

Social Security Disability and Suicidal Ideations  Curious whether thoughts of suicide can be considered disabling? Both depression and bipolar disorder are common causes of suicidal thoughts. These mental illnesses have a variety of symptoms that can manifest in small or large ways. This article will delve into whether having these thoughts can cause you to be considered disabled.  Listings for Mental Illness  … Read more

SSDI and Mental Illness

Mental Illness and Applying for Disability Benefits It is possible to receive disability benefits for mental disorders. It is possible to receive disability benefits for mental disorders. It is typically harder to receive benefits for a mental health issue because some mental health disorders fluctuate in their severity which can make them hard to categorize. Claims examiners  … Read more

SSDI and PTSD

PTSD and Social Security Disability Insurance  Post–traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is an anxiety disorder caused by a traumatic event. People who witness or experience an event that triggers intense horror, helplessness, or fear, sometimes develop PTSD as a result.  Just because you experience trauma, doesn’t mean that you’ll definitely develop PTSD; most  … Read more

SSDI and Diabetic Neuropathy/Peripheral Neuropathy

SSDI and Diabetic Neuropathy/Peripheral Neuropathy Neuropathy is any sort of nerve damage, and diabetic neuropathy is, according to the Mayo Clinic experts, “a type of nerve damage that can occur if you have diabetes. High blood sugar (glucose) can injure nerves throughout your body. Diabetic neuropathy most often damages nerves in your legs and feet.”  There are  … Read more

SSDI and Congestive Heart Failure

Social Security Disability and Congestive Heart Failure Congestive heart failure can make working a job dangerous, which makes it challenging to continue full-time employment. However, not being able to keep a traditional job can cause financial issues. Rather than letting this turn into an endless cycle, Social Security disability benefits may help with the situation. Individuals suffering from congestive  … Read more

SSDI and Autism

Social Security Disability and SSI Benefits for Autism  Autism and other disorders that fall on the autism spectrum can make it difficult for children to reach specific developmental milestones and function socially. Adults with autism may be unable to work and earn a living, even with milder forms of the disorder.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes conditions like autism as  … Read more

SSDI and Psoriatic Arthritis

Social Security Disability and Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Severe psoriatic arthritis and joint pain can be quite severe and when it causes an individual to be unable to work, they can be considered for disability benefit. There is no disability listing for psoriasis but Social Security Administration (SSA) will classify any disability that  … Read more

SSDI and Cancer

Social Security Disability Benefits & Cancer Cancer is a leading cause of loss of the ability to work and therefore ranks highly as a reason for Social Security application. There are certain types of cancers such as thyroid, esophageal, liver and pancreatic which are really aggressive and limiting. If these are presented as the basis  … Read more

SSDI and Hepatitis B/C

Social Security Disability Benefits & Hepatitis B/C  Are you curious about whether having hepatitis B or C can result in Social Security disability benefits? Hepatitis B is an infection related to the HBV virus, while hepatitis C is caused by contact with infected blood. Over time, an infection can lead to liver scarring and swelling. It can also cause liver failure  … Read more

SSDI and Epilepsy

Epilepsy and Potential for Social Security Disability Benefits  If you are an adult who has epilepsy, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will evaluate your case based on the type, duration, frequency, and nature of the epilepsy. Since well-controlled epilepsy may not be disabling, it’s required to prove that your epilepsy has an impact on your daily life,  … Read more