Is Diabetic Neuropathy / Peripheral Neuropathy an Official Disability?

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy can affect many bodily functions, though it most often affects the nerves in the lower extremities, leading to pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs and feet. For some, the effects of diabetic neuropathy are mild; for others, they are debilitating. If you were diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and are unable to work, you may be eligible to receive social security disability (SSD) benefits.

What Other Benefits Can I Get With Social Security Disability?

If your income was your family’s sole or primary source of support, you may worry whether those benefits will be sufficient to cover your monthly expenses. Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible to receive other benefits to supplement what you receive from social security disability.

By |2022-05-17T04:55:45-05:00May 16th, 2022|Blog, SSD, SSI|Comments Off on What Other Benefits Can I Get With Social Security Disability?

The role of the ‘blue book’ in determining Social Security Disability eligibility

Do you know what the Social Security Blue Book is? Formally titled “Disability Evaluation Under Social Security,” it’s a list of disabilities that presumptively qualifies a claimant for disability benefits. Unfortunately, the Blue Book is often misleading and misunderstood by people who apply for SS benefits. Many people come to us under the impression that they will be automatically awarded benefits because their diagnosis is in the book, but this list is extremely nuanced and has extremely detailed requirements. To learn more, watch the short video.

By |2022-04-21T15:03:01-05:00April 15th, 2022|Application process, Blog, Eligibility, SSD|Comments Off on The role of the ‘blue book’ in determining Social Security Disability eligibility

Most Common Reasons Why Workers’ Disability Applications Are Denied

There are many reasons the SSA may deny a worker’s disability application, from lack of information to support a claim of disability to a determination that the disability isn’t severe enough. Below are some of the most common reasons a disability application may be denied.

By |2022-04-12T15:05:29-05:00April 12th, 2022|Application process, SSD|Comments Off on Most Common Reasons Why Workers’ Disability Applications Are Denied

What Eye Problems Qualify for Disability Benefits

To qualify for disability benefits due to an eye disorder you must be able to show that the condition is expected to last 12 or more months. Here are common eye problems that may qualify for disability benefits.

By |2022-03-21T16:54:39-05:00March 21st, 2022|Blog, Eligibility, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on What Eye Problems Qualify for Disability Benefits

What Accidental Injuries Can Result in Disabilities?

Many of the accidental injuries lead to short- and long-term disabilities. In fact, 25% of 20-year-olds can expect to be out of work for at least one year or more due to a disability, potentially making them eligible for social security disability insurance benefits.

By |2022-03-16T15:38:19-05:00March 16th, 2022|Blog, SSD, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on What Accidental Injuries Can Result in Disabilities?

What is the Purpose of a Function Report for Social Security Disability?

When you apply for social security disability you will be required to complete a Function Report (Form SSA-3373-BK). The purpose of the Function Report is to provide the Social Security Administration with information about how your disability affects your ability to perform everyday functions.

By |2022-01-05T14:22:05-06:00January 4th, 2022|Application process, Blog|Comments Off on What is the Purpose of a Function Report for Social Security Disability?

Does Borderline Personality Disorder Qualify for Disability Benefits?

Eligibility for SSD benefits based on a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder is not automatic. The Social Security Administration has specific criteria, applicants must meet to qualify for SSD benefits. Learn more about qualifying for social security disability and supplemental security income with borderline personality disorder (BPD).

By |2021-11-09T11:55:10-06:00November 8th, 2021|Blog, Various diseases and conditions|Comments Off on Does Borderline Personality Disorder Qualify for Disability Benefits?