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What Age Is Best To Qualify For SSDI?

While people of all ages can suffer from disabilities and might apply for Social Security Disability benefits, age can play a factor when the Social Security Administration (SSA) is looking over an application. To help with the Disability Determination process, the SSA has set up several age categories.

Those ages 18 to 44 are considered young individuals. Those ages 45 to 49 are classified as younger individuals.

How Can I Qualify for Disability With A Rare Condition?

If you have a rare medical condition that is keeping you from working, you might be wondering how you can qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has strict guidelines for disability benefits approval that are applicable to anyone with a medical problem preventing him or her from earning an income from work. The SSA uses the Blue Book, which is a medical guide, to determine whether an individual meets the criteria of being legally disabled and eligible for benefits.

Lymphoma, Social Security Disability Benefits, and You

You may have had your job for one month, one year, or even one decade. Either way, it can be a shock when you suffer from an illness or accident that leaves you unable to work. Suddenly, things like buying groceries and paying your bills are impossible due to your new lack of cash flow. At this point, you probably feel stuck.

What Are Some Differences Between SSDI and VA Disability?

Over 1 million American veterans have a VA disability rating of 70% or higher. According to the VA’s disability percentage breakdown, a rating of 70% or more indicates that a veteran’s condition is severe enough to prevent them from working regularly or living without assistance of some kind.

This is also part of the requirement for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI), which is provided to Americans who are considered “totally and permanently disabled”.

June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month

Around 1 in 30 Americans experience some degree of scoliosis. It is both the most common spinal deformity as well as the least predictable one, seeing as we are still unsure of what causes almost 80% of cases. However, with recent medical advancements, treatment allows the majority of people with scoliosis to heal and continue living normal, healthy lives.

Continue below to learn more about scoliosis and see why, this June, it is time to spread awareness, knowledge, and motivation to fight for a future without scoliosis.

Celebrating Men’s Health Month - June 2017

Every June since it’s beginning in 1994, people around the world wear blue in support of men’s health. Men’s Health Month was created to inform people about the medical problems that males are at risk of facing in their lifetime, such as testicular cancer and prostate cancer. While some forms of these cancers have a rapid onset, the majority of testicular and prostate issues can be diagnosed and treated much easier if caught early on.

Continue below to learn more about men's health and see how you can help the men and boys in your life to stay healthy and supported.

Can Attorneys in Different States Take My Case?

If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you want to be represented by an attorney or an advocate who you feel comfortable with representing you.

You should understand that the disability process can be quite lengthy and from the initial filing of benefits to the hearing before an administrative law judge can take up to two years, sometimes less or sometimes longer depending on the state and the situation.

Can I Apply for Social Security While on Short-Term Disability?

You can apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA) at any time. Being on short-term disability is no guarantee you’ll be approved for Social Security Disability though. In some case, applying early makes good sense, while in others, preparing and submitting a disability claim too soon may just be a waste of your already limited time and energy.

Knowing which kind of a claim you have can be difficult, but a disability advocate or attorney can help.

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