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Does Your Mental Condition Qualify You for Social Security Benefits?

Does Your Mental Condition Qualify You for Social Security Benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits to qualified individuals who suffer debilitating mental conditions. Disability benefits may be available through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability …

How to File for Social Security Disability Benefits Based on Psoriasis

How to File for Social Security Disability Benefits Based on Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic immune system disease that impacts an estimated 7.5 million Americans, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. Social Security disability benefits may be available to those …

Does HIV Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Does HIV Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Social Security disability benefits are available to qualified individuals living with HIV/AIDS. To qualify, you must prove your medical condition has made it impossible to work. Benefits also may be available to qualified …

Does Cancer Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Does Cancer Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Certain forms of cancer qualify as debilitating medical conditions under the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability. You may be eligible for monthly cash payments if your cancer prevents you from being …

Which Breathing Problems Are Covered Under Social Security Disability?

Social Security disability benefits are available to qualified individuals whose breathing problems are debilitating to the point where he or she is unable to work. A variety of respiratory impairments are eligible for disability coverage, including severe asthma, COPD …

Social Security Administration Announces 2013 Cost-of-Living Adjustment

Effective December 31, 2012, Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 1.7 percent increase in their benefits. According to the latest statistics, nearly 62 million Americans currently receive Social Security and Supplemental Security benefits. The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is based …

The Importance of Your Onset Date

The onset date indicates the date you allege that they became unable to work. The onset date for SSI claims is not hugely significant because with SSI claims you cannot get paid prior to the date of your application. …

The Consultative Examination

People seeking Social Security disability benefits are sometimes asked to attend a consultative examination. A consultative examination is a physical or mental examination or test purchased at Social Security’s expense. The examination will be performed by an independent doctor …

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