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Applying for SSDI Benefits After a Stroke

It is important to understand that those who have suffered from a stroke are not only faced with physical challenges. The financial stress can be just as overwhelming. The aftermath of a stroke can leave a family in emotional and financial turmoil.

Fortunately, the condition does not have to wreak financial havoc on a family in the long term. There may be resources available. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers monthly benefits for those in need.

Can I Collect Social Security Disability While In The Military?

Many individuals who are disabled but still in the military wonder if they can collect Social Security Disability benefits while in the military. The truth is that there is no law that prevents someone who is on active duty from applying for Social Security Disability benefits.

Whether or not you will actually receive the benefits you are applying for is another story.

Tips to Keep your Eyesight from Deteriorating

When it comes to body care, people mostly care about just their skin and teeth, while eyes are the most neglected part. Taking care of eyes is equally as important as looking after the skin. Eyes form the most significant part of the human body and they are also the most stressed organs.

Whenever we are working at home or office, reading, operating a computer, or watching television, we put a lot of strain on the eyes and hence wear them out. Having healthy eyes is just as easy as it is to deteriorate your vision.

Can You Receive Workers' Comp and Social Security Disability?

Some of the hard-working people who are suffering from disabilities become disabled on the job due to an accident or other unfortunate event. This may qualify them for workers' compensation benefits.

The question is, if the disability that occurred due to the work-related injury is expected to last a year or more, can these individuals also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits?

How does the SSA evaluate diabetes?

Less than two years ago the SSA eliminated its Blue Book listings involving endocrine disorders. The Blue Book is what adjudicators refer to when processing a claim for Social Security Disability benefits. When an applicant has a condition that is listed in the Blue Book, it is much easier to qualify for benefits than if their disability is not included in the publication. Unfortunately, as of June 7, 2011, the SSA no longer provides qualifying criteria for endocrine disorders.

Preparing Yourself for the Flu Season

Flu season gets into full swing as fall approaches. Influenza or flu is a disease that is dreaded by everyone. It makes its victim bedridden for days, and in severe cases, it even results in hospitalization.

Flu can be caught by anyone but the most vulnerable victims include kids, pregnant women, elderly, healthcare workers, and people with weak immune systems.

Common influenza symptoms include:

Tips for Getting Around in the Snow

Walking in snow isn’t easy for anyone, and it is especially difficult for people with limited mobility. When the snow has fallen recently, it is crunchy and doesn’t pose too many problems, but when it melts partially, it can get highly slippery. This gives rise to walking problems for everyone, particularly for the disabled. Here are some tips for disabled people to walk on the snowy ground.

Tips to Keep your Dental Health in Good Condition

Kids are mostly lazy when it comes to oral hygiene. While regular dentist checkups are good for oral care, there is a lot more that needs to be done to have perfect teeth and gums. This February is Children's Dental Hygiene Awareness Month. Make sure your kids follow proper dental hygiene and have good oral health.

Here are some tips that would help you keep your kids’ gums and teeth in perfect condition:

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