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Social Security Disability Archives

Mental illnesses that could qualify you for disability benefits

A psychological condition could leave you in serious trouble at work if it starts to affect your ability to perform your job tasks. There have been many workers who lost their jobs because of various psychological conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety and other conditions.

Can those with chronic illnesses lose their disability benefits?

A 22-year-old Florida woman with debilitating cystic fibrosis recently found out that her Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits have been terminated. Her Medicaid benefits that cover $100,000 in medical bills each year were also taken away from her. If you're thinking that this is an isolated incident, then you're mistaken. Countless SSDI recipients lose their benefits every year under questionable circumstances.

Do people die waiting to receive Social Security Disability?

If you ask anyone who has applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits what the application process is like, they might tell you that their initial request was denied. They may even tell you that this happened twice and even that the amount of time that they had to wait between applying and receiving a response took as long as a year. Some even die while waiting for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to make a decision.

Are you suffering from one of these disabling conditions?

Did you know that you have a 33 percent chance of becoming disabled before you reach retirement age? Your disability might be temporary or permanent and may be due to an injury or illness. Here are the most common reasons why workers in St. Louis and other areas of the country could become disabled:

What happens after a disability benefits application submission?

When you file for Social Security Disability (SSD), you'll generally be asked to undergo testing or medical examinations before a decision is made whether to approve or deny your application for benefits. It's the responsibility of each state's Disability Determination Services (DDS) to determine whether your condition qualifies as a disability under existing Social Security laws.

An example of a Social Security disability claim

Imagine that you've suddenly become seriously ill or injured and you can no longer perform your job duties. You may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits to help make financial ends meet. These important and helpful government benefits, however, are not available to everyone. You need to pass the Social Security office's strict requirements before your application for benefits is approved.

What are the most common Social Security Disability conditions?

Every human being gets sick at some time or another. If such a sickness is long-term and it prevents you from working, it will have catastrophic financial implications for you and your family. This is why the U.S. Social Security Disability system exists -- to help you make ends meet if you're too ill or disabled to work for more than a year or suffering from a condition that will lead to your death.

Disability benefits for your hearing loss aren't guaranteed

If you suffer from a disabling physical or mental injury that prevents you from working, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to cover food, housing and medical costs. In order to qualify for such benefits, your injury must extend beyond a certain threshold. Hearing loss can result in your receiving SSDI.