Does OCD Qualify Me for Disability Benefits?

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a brain disorder in which the sufferer constantly ruminates with obsessive thoughts as well as sometimes having to carry out "rituals" in order to temporarily relieve anxiety. These rituals usually include, but are not limited to, checking and rechecking locks, a perpetual washing of the hands, touching certain items, retracing … Continue reading Does OCD Qualify Me for Disability Benefits?

Disability and Student Loans – What You Should Know

You have probably heard all of the conversations around student loans in recent years. They are the one debt that a person cannot get rid of, even with a bankruptcy. In the past, people's social security benefit payments have been garnished to pay back these debts. There is one exception to this scenario of which … Continue reading Disability and Student Loans – What You Should Know

Why Does Social Security Disability Inquire About Your Previous Jobs?

Some people wonder why SSDI inquires about their previous employment, ie., the types of jobs they have had and how long they have worked them. They usually want to know the previous 15 years of history. Some clients have asked why they do this. Basically they want to see the types of jobs you worked … Continue reading Why Does Social Security Disability Inquire About Your Previous Jobs?

Should I Tell My Doctor I Am Filing For Disability?

This is a question that comes up from time to time. People want to know if they should tell their Dr. that they plan on filing a disability case. They worry that perhaps it will affect the treatment or somehow affect the case negatively. But, the simple answer to this question is that YOU SHOULD … Continue reading Should I Tell My Doctor I Am Filing For Disability?

First Responders and Mental Disability

First-responders have one of the more difficult jobs on the planet. They must show up to scenes where the worst tragedies happen. They deal with events that are much too shocking for most people to handle. They are a special type of person. But it is important to remember that they are people and, though … Continue reading First Responders and Mental Disability

Can I Claim Disability If I Have Crohn’s Disease?

As described by the Mayo Clinic: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn's disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people. Any physical or mental ailment … Continue reading Can I Claim Disability If I Have Crohn’s Disease?

Will the Work Requirement Changes for Medicaid Affect Florida?

You may have heard that under the current administration there will be changes to the work requirements associated with Medicaid. What has actually happened is that the current administration has made this a state level decision. So, if your state seeks no changes to the work requirement, then nothing will change. Currently, the states that … Continue reading Will the Work Requirement Changes for Medicaid Affect Florida?

Does Using a Cane, Walker or Wheelchair Help my Disability Case?

Requiring the need to use one of the these devices definitely limits the amount of jobs a person can do. Many, if not most jobs require a person to be able to move fluidly at their work place, stand on their feet for hours and lift objects. A person who needs a wheelchair, walker or … Continue reading Does Using a Cane, Walker or Wheelchair Help my Disability Case?

Tips to Help You Win Your Social Security Disability Case

When something as important as your social security case is in your immediate future, it is best to have as much information as possible. We created this article with some helpful tips that may give your case a better chance. We suggest you read our previous article Five Point Checklist Before Applying for Disability if … Continue reading Tips to Help You Win Your Social Security Disability Case