Charlotte residents who follow the news may have read stories in the last few months about the long waits that some Americans are facing as they apply for Social Security disability benefits. Men, women, and children who suffer from disabling illnesses are forced to endure months of waiting to find out if they have been approved for the assistance they need to live their lives. Those whose claims are denied may have to appeal the decisions of the Social Security Administration and start their waits over to find out if their decisions will be reversed.
The human heart is a miraculous thing. It beats and sends blood through the body, providing every system with oxygen and sustaining life through its regular operation. North Carolina residents who have been forced to live with heart problems or diseases know, therefore, just how disabling it can be to live with a malfunctioning heart.
It is next to impossible for a person to get through their life without ever experiencing a stomach ache. Whether they come across a food that does not agree with them, ingest something that is contaminated with bacteria or simply overeat to the point of discomfort, many North Carolina residents are able to remedy their ailments with over-the-counter aids and time. However, some people suffer from chronic and debilitating digestive issues that cause getting through each day to be a challenge.
Every system in the human body plays an important role in maintaining stasis of the whole and performing essential functions to keep the individual healthy. From their skin to their bones and everything in between, when a problem develops in a Charlotte resident's body they may experience problems in unexpected places.
A terrifying diagnosis can stop a Charlotte resident in their tracks. Whether it is a genetic disease or an acquired condition, a disease or illness that may rob a person of their ability to work and to live their life to the fullest may end a person's hopes and dreams for their future. As they seek assistance with learning how to fight their medical battle they may also look into ways of supporting their financial needs.
Epilepsy is a serious medical condition that causes individuals who suffer from it to endure seizures. Not all cases of epilepsy are the same and two people who suffer from seizures may have very different experiences with their illnesses. A Charlotte resident who suffers from epilepsy may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if their illness is serious enough to meet the requirements of a disability.
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.
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.
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.
Every year thousands of Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Generally, cancer is an anomalous growth of cells in a person's body. There are more than 100 types of cancer that may afflict North Carolina residents, and cancer can strike many different parts of people's bodies.