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DOWN SYNDROME & DISABILITY BENEFITS

WHAT IS DOWN SYNDROME? Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which a person is born with an extra chromosome. Typically, a baby is born with 46 chromosomes. However, babies with Down syndrome have an extra copy of chromosome 21. The medical term for having an extra copy of a chromosome is ‘trisomy.’ Therefore,… Read More »

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WORKERS’ COMPENSATION & SSD BENEFITS

Workers’ compensation provides benefits to those who suffer an on the job injury. Benefits include medical treatment for work-related conditions. Benefits also include cash payments that partially replace lost wages. Workers’ compensation pays temporary total disability benefits benefits while you recuperate from your injury. If the condition has lasting consequences, then the program may… Read More »

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MEDICARE BENEFITS INFORMATION

WHAT IS MEDICARE? Medicare is the United States health insurance program for people who are 65 years or older. However, if you receive Social Security Disability benefits, you are also eligible for Medicare benefits. In order to obtain Social Security Disability benefits, you must apply. You can apply online at the Social Security website…. Read More »

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AIDS DISABILITY BENEFITS

AIDS disability benefits are available if your condition is preventing your from working. Many individuals with HIV infection have severe symptoms that prevent them from working. If you have severe AIDS symptoms and you will be off work for over 12 months, then the SSA may find you eligible for disability benefits. On the… Read More »

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SARCOIDOSIS & PROVING DISABILITY

WHAT IS SARCOIDOSIS? Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that causes the immune system to overreact and start attacking the body. The disease does this by forming granulomas. Granulomas are clumps of inflammatory cells. These granulomas, or small clusters of inflamed tissue, start to form throughout the body and imbed themselves in the body’s organs…. Read More »

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GRID RULES AND WINNING SSD BENEFITS

GRID Rules are regulations the SSA uses to award disability benefits if you are over 50 years old. The GRID Rules are actually called the Medical Vocational Guidelines. These guidelines apply to you if your disability does not meet or equal a listed impairment. These special rules also apply to you if you are… Read More »

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FIBROMYALGIA AND DISABILITY BENEFITS

DISABILITY BENEFITS AND FIBROMYALGIA Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that the Social Security Administration recognizes for purposes of disability benefits. You can obtain Social Security disability benefits from the SSA if you have Fibromyalgia and are unable to work. However, you must show that you have a medically determinable impairment. Likewise, you must prove… Read More »

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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BACK PAIN

YOU CAN GET DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BACK IMPAIRMENTS IN UTAH AND NEVADA If you suffer disability from back pain, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers Social Security Disability Insurance or SSI benefits.  If your have worked and paid taxes, the SSA will find you disabled… Read More »

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INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS – LISTING 14.09

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS Inflammatory Arthritis, under the SSA’s listing, is a category that is meant to cover a number of disorders. Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.  Typically, inflammation of your major joints is the main sign of arthritis…. Read More »

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DEPRESSION CAN QUALIFY YOUR FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS

Depression can qualify you for disability benefits. Millions of people suffer from Depression, yet still manage to go to work and function in their daily lives.  Many people are diagnosed with Depression or Bipolar Disorder, but their symptoms are controlled with medication. Therefore, they are able to work.  When depressive symptoms become so severe… Read More »

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EATING DISORDERS & ANOREXIA CAN BE DISABLING

EATING DISORDERS CAN BE DISABLING The SSA has added eating disorders to their disability criteria in the listed impairments.  If you have an eating disorder that impacts you physically or mentally, it is possible that you could be granted disability benefits.  For example, if you have Anorexia, you may have difficulty with your memory,… Read More »

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BLACK LUNG DISABILITY BENEFITS

BLACK LUNG DISEASE If you have black lung disease or Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis, you may be eligible for disability benefits under the federal Black Lung program. Black lung disease is observable on chest x-ray and CT scans. If you have black lung disease, then your chest x-ray or CT scan will show pulmonary nodules… Read More »

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HOW TO APPEAL A DENIAL OF DISABILITY FROM THE SSA

Are you wondering how to appeal a denial from the SSA? Is this what happened? You applied for benefits and you received your first denial of your disability application in the mail. Now, you are wondering how to appeal. The first thing to realize is that you should not give up your case. You… Read More »

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