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

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

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

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

Residual Functional Capacity

Residual Functional Capacity If the Disability Determination Services (DDS) recognizes your disability, you may think that you’re about to be approved for disability benefits. However, your claim may still face rejection if it’s determined by the DDS that you have a high enough RFC. A Residual Functional Capacity Form (RFC) assesses the most amount of  … 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

What’s the Difference Between SSI & SSDI?

What’s the Difference Between SSI & SSDI? The big difference between SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability) is that SSDI is meant for workers who have built up enough work credits and SSI is for low-income people who don’t have enough work credits for SSDI or have never worked. While a lot  … 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 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