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May 2018 Archives

What diseases qualify for compassionate allowances?

Individuals who wish to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration must complete applications that require them to demonstrate how their ailments meet the agency's definition of "disability." The disability definition has multiple parts, such as a requirement that the disabling condition will last for at least a year, as well as requirements that detail how the condition limits the applicant's activities. If a person cannot satisfy each of the elements in full then they may have their request for benefits denied.

Candidate for spinal fusion? You may also qualify for disability.

North Carolina readers know how significantly a back injury or condition can affect their lives. Serious back pain can affect your ability to work, complete daily tasks without pain and function normally. In some extreme cases, an appropriate treatment for certain types of back injuries and disorders is lumbar fusion surgery.

Disability benefits for autism spectrum disorders

According to the advocacy group Autism Speaks, autism spectrum disorder is a class of conditions that can affect a person's social, communicative and behavioral development. It is not unusual for a child to be placed "on the spectrum" if they exhibit characteristics that fall into the range of possible autism disorders and autism can and does affect a person for their lifetime. While many North Carolina residents who live with autism spectrum disorder are able to lead fulfilling and successful lives, others struggle to care for themselves and to work for income.

Can I get both workers' comp and SSD benefits?

As this blog has discussed on previous occasions, a Charlotte worker who gets hurt on the job and winds up with a permanent disability as a result may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits for her injuries.

Disabling diagnosis may cause eligibility for disability benefits

It is a diagnosis that no person wants to receive, but too many Charlotte residents get each year: cancer. Just recently, this Social Security Disability benefits legal blog discussed how cancer may serve as the basis of a disability benefits claim. The requirements that a person must satisfy to qualify include, but are not limited to, proving disability through medical notes and doctor information and providing a complete application.

Does my child's illness qualify for SSI?

Every expectant parent hopes and may pray for an easy labor and delivery, as well as a healthy newborn to add to their family. While many Charlotte residents are able to leave the hospitals with their infants shortly after birth, some parents learn soon after their children are born that they suffer from illnesses and disorders that require ongoing medical treatment. Some illnesses that manifest in early childhood are so severe that they may impact the children for the rest of their lives.

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