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SSDI Benefits for Eczema

SSDI Benefits for Eczema
You may be eligible for disability compensation, if your eczema is severe and makes it difficult to walk or use your hands. Eczema is a common skin disorder that causes itchiness, redness, dryness, and irritation. Atopic dermatitis is another name for this illness. It usually begins in infancy or early childhood and can last until maturity. Eczema,...
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SSDI for Spinal Stenosis for People Over 50

SSDI Benefits for Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the gaps within the spine that leads to pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots. Symptoms of spinal stenosis range from no symptoms to discomfort in the back or neck, as well as numbness, tingling, and weakness in the arms and/or legs. While spinal stenosis is not a dangerous ailment in its early stages, it can ...
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Common Accidental lnjuries that Qualify for SSDI Benefits

Common Accidental lnjuries that Qualify for SSDI Benefits
If you are unable to work due to physical or mental injuries from a car accident, you may be eligible for a disability pension. Common accidental injuries include hip and arm fractures, back problems, soft tissue injuries, and brain injuries. They can also experiencetrauma as a result of a car accident such as depression or anxiety. If these turmoi...
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How to Qualify for SSDI Benefits for Acute Liver Disease [2022]

How to Qualify for SSDI Benefits for Acute Liver Disease
Social Security disability benefits may be available to those with liver disease. If your illness is listed in the Social Security Blue Book, you can be qualified for disability benefits if you have autoimmune hepatitis, cirrhosis, or another type of chronic liver disease. The Costs of Acute Liver Disease Health care costs make up the majority of l...
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How does the SSA do your RFC for Car Accident Injuries | Winning SSDI Benefits for Car Accident Injuries

Winning SSDI Benefits for Car Accident Injuries Through SSA RFC Form
When your bone is fractured as a result of trauma, it breaks apart or cracks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration , someone in the United States is wounded in a car collision every 10 seconds. Fortunately, most accidents do not result in death, but even small ones can result in long-term worry as well as worries and phob...
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Medical Qualifications Required for Disability Benefits for Sjogren's Syndrome

Medical Qualifications Required for Disability Benefits for Sjogren's Syndrome
Sjögren's syndrome, an immune system disorder in which white platelets attack the tear and spit organs, has gained a reputation as a crippling disease in recent years. While Sjögren's syndrome produces dry eyes and lips at initially, it can also lead to tiredness and damage to other bodily parts. Extreme cases of Sjögren's syndrome may be eligible ...
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SSDI for People with Sjogren’s Symptoms

SSDI for People with Sjogren’s Symptoms
People with Sjogren's syndrome may be eligible for benefits if they have one or more of the following constitutional symptoms, according to the Blue Book Sjogren's syndrome (SHOW-grins) is an immune system condition characterised by two main symptoms: dry eyes and a dry mouth. Other immune system illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus , ...
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Qualifying for SSDI Benefits for Sickle-Cell Anemic, Thrombotic Crisis

Qualifying for SSDI Benefits for Sickle-Cell Anemic, Thrombotic Crisis
Sickle cell anemia, also called sickle cell infection. It is the disease of platelets. It changes the shape of normal blood cells which is round to the bows or sickle shape. This change in sickle cell shape causes the platelets to transport less oxygen and some of the time stall out in little veins. You might experience the ill effects of jaundice,...
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SSDI Benefits for Nephrotic Syndrome

SSDI Benefits for Nephrotic Syndrome
You may be eligible for SSDI benefits if you suffer from extreme generalized edema or massive edema, high protein in urine, anasarca or high cholesterol in urine. The SSA's Blue Book lists nephrotic syndrome as a qualifying disability under SSA's Blue Book Medical Listing 6.06. An individual must have nephrotic syndrome with anasarca and the condit...
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SSDI for Hematuria

SSDI for Hematuria
It's worrisome to see blood in your urine. Blood in the urine (hematuria) can signal a serious problem in many cases. You may notice a red colored urine if you take certain medications or eat specific foods like beets, rhubarb, or berries. However, a change in urine colour may be induced by medicines, food, or exercise may disappear after a few day...
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Social Security Administration's Activities of Daily Living Form | ADL Form for SSDI

Social Security Administration's Activities of Daily Living Form | ADL Form for SSDI
Showering, brushing your teeth, house cleaning, shopping, and other activities of daily life are all examples of activities of daily living. The Social Security Administration (SSA) wants to know if your disease causes you pain or makes it difficult for you to do any daily activities. What is an ADL Form? "Activities of daily living," or ADLs, are ...
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SSDI for Mental Health Disorders

SSDI for Mental Health Disorders
Each year, 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness. Out of these 1 in 25 U.S. adults live with serious mental illness (SMI). "Mental health" and "behavioral health" refer to the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being of people. It all comes down to how people think, feel, and act. Whereas, health practitioners use the term "serious me...
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Social Security Disability Benefits for Epilepsy

Social Security Disability Benefits for Epilepsy
You can file a claim for Social Security disability benefits if you have been diagnosed with epilepsy and are unable to work and expect to be unable to work for at least 12 months. Disability benefits from Social Security might help you pay for things like housing, bills, food, and other necessities. A seizure can be termed as the happening of sign...
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Social Security Disability benefits for HIV/AIDS

Social Security Disability benefits for HIV/AIDS
In order to qualify for SSDI benefits, you have to prove to the SSA that your HIV/AIDS immunodeficiency virus is 'severe' enough to prevent you from performing daily functional activities. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the cause of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV destroys the CD4 lymphocytes (type of white blood cell) causin...
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Social Security Disability for Type I and Type II Diabetes Meningitis

Social Security Disability for Type I and Type II Diabetes Meningitis
The Social Security Administration no longer considers type I meningitis as a disability in its Blue Book. However, you can qualify for benefits with diabetes if you develop other underlying symptoms or diseases either listed in the Blue Book or that seriously impair your ability to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA) . Although controlled d...
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Social Security Disability Benefits for Crohn’s Disease

Social Security Disability Benefits for Crohn’s Disease
Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes digestive tract inflammation, which can result in stomach pain, severe diarrhoea, exhaustion, weight loss, and malnutrition. Crohn's disease causes inflammation in different parts of the digestive tract in different persons. This inflammation frequently spreads into the bowel'...
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Social Security Disability for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Social Security Disability for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
If you suffer from IBS alone, you might not win disability benefits right away. However, if your IBS obstructs your day to day activities by as low as 20% through frequent bathroom visits, you might easily qualify for the social security disability benefits. Irritable bowel syndrome affects millions of American men and women, each year. It is often...
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Medical Requirements to Qualify for SSDI for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Medical Requirements to Qualify for SSDI for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
You may qualify for social security disability benefits if you have inflammatory bowel disease symptoms affecting the colon, intestines or the stomach. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis affects over 30,000 patients in the US alone, with a 2:1, male to female ratio. Interestingly, over 75% of these American Patients with PSC also have Inflammatory bowe...
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Disability Benefits for age 65 and over through Medical Vocational Allowance

Disability Benefits for age 65 and over through Medical Vocational Allowance
For those over 65 who are unable to work due to having developed age-related impairments , the SSA has set up special rules known as 'tables' and 'grids' to determine the 'severity' of the disability that prevents them from working. There are two main distinctions, for people over the age of 65. First, there would be individuals who would be automa...
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Special Rules for Meeting a Disability Listing | Over 65 |

Special Rules for Meeting a Disability Listing  Over 65
If you are an individual over the age of 65, you can qualify for disability in either of the two ways: I. Meeting or equaling a listing If you have an impairment or disability listed in Social Security's Blue Book of Impairments, then you will automatically qualify for the disability benefits. Listings can be equaled if you have an impairment that ...
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