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February 2016 Archives

Specific information can help your SSD application

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, a great deal depends on how well your application describes your disability and provides the medical evidence that supports your claim. Before you begin the claim application process it is a good idea to put together a list of the type of documents you may need, as failure to include the proper documentation can be a factor in the denial of your claim.

Who is surprised?

Social Security Disability is designed as a benefit program for those suffering from severe and/or life threatening medical conditions that result in them being no longer able to work. The statutory definition of what disabled means for purposes of this program leave little doubt as to the severity of the conditions:

Inappropriate language

When we discuss "bailing out" someone or something, the implication is that it was because of bad behavior on behalf of the person or thing being bailed out. The direct reference is often to bailing out someone after an arrest. When someone is arrested and charged with a drunk driving offense, they may call their spouse or a friend to bail them out. When a business is failing, especially due to poor management, they may receive a loan that bails them out.

Identity theft and your SSD benefits

We all know how difficult it can be to obtain SSDI benefits. The application is complex and for many people struggling with difficult medical conditions, simply dealing with their basic daily needs can be overwhelming. Adding to that the complex application process for SSD benefits and the demands of having to undergo appeals or hearings can really increase the stress and worry.

Researchers claim that seasonal affective disorder doesn't exist

Depression can happen for several reasons. Some patients may have a genetic predisposition, while other cases are triggered by trauma or other negative life events. Patients may live with a range of symptoms, from chronic sadness, hopelessness or anxiety to sleep disorders, pain and lack of energy.