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Social Security Disability Rules for ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive, fatal disease. The disease attacks nerve cells that control the body’s voluntary muscles. ALS eventually kills its victims by affecting the muscles, including those that control …

Multiple Sclerosis Support Groups in Rhode Island

While there is no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), with diligent treatment, it’s possible to live a full and happy life. Support groups can be an integral part of the treatment plan. There are many support groups in Rhode …

Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition in which the body’s own immune system begins to harm itself, ultimately affecting transmission of nerve signals. While the causes of MS are not fully understood, many different treatments exist that allow patients …

Coping with Spina Bifida and Pursuing Disability Benefits

Being a parent is a hard enough job, but parenting a child with a severe disability can be even more time-consuming and difficult. Spina bifida, a birth defect of the spine, requires extra attention.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) helps …

Is it possible to get SSDI benefits for a bulging disc?

Bulging discs, “slipped” discs and herniated discs can cause severe back pain and discomfort. Chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons for filing for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) …

Can I apply for SSDI after a cervical arthroplasty?

Cervical arthroplasty is one of several treatment options for those experiencing chronic spinal cord conditions, such as cervical disc degeneration. A person who suffers from a debilitating, medically determinable impairment may qualify for Social Security disability benefits

The Social Security …

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