Diseases Which Cause You to Seek Financial Assistance

Diseases Which Cause You to Seek Financial Assistance

Category: Disability Law

When we are young and/or healthy, we usually never think about the future in terms of which illness may afflict us. It’s one of those ‘cross that bridge when we come to it’ type of things. But, it can never hurt to learn a little bit about which diseases can affect the quality of life to where the sufferer may need to apply for SSDI (Social Security Disability).

Hereditary vs Environment

The age-old question of the human condition is “how much of who we are is inherited through genes and how much is from the environment in which we live?”. That question also applies to the onset of certain diseases. But, the more we learn about genetics and DNA, the more we realize that many diseases are inherited and there is nothing that can be done to prevent them. Other diseases may be inherited but triggered by our environment.

Planning, Planning & More Planning

A person of sound mind should always be saving for a rainy day. That includes if they are hurt or disabled in any other way. Yes, there are safety nets in the current system but they may not be enough to cover your bills. You pay into these programs that are designed to be a source of supplemental income when you retire or if you become disabled. However, they are not designed to fully cover your expenses, especially if you live a fairly affluent lifestyle.

Diseases Which May Cause You to Need Assistance

  • Musculoskeletal System, including spinal disorders, amputation, and persistent joint pain
    impaired hearing, vision, or speech are examples of special senses and speech.
  • Respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and asthma.
  • Heart failure, congenital heart disease, and arrhythmia are a few examples of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Digestive system conditions like liver or bowel disease.
  • Long-term kidney disease.
  • Blood conditions like hemophilia, sickle cell disease, and other anemias, as well as bone marrow failure,
  • Burns, dermatitis, and ichthyosis, a group of about 20 conditions that cause dryness and scaling, are examples of skin conditions.
  • Diabetes and thyroid issues are two examples of endocrine disorders.
    birth defects that affect several body systems, like Down syndrome.
  • Neurological conditions like traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and Parkinson’s disease.
  • Conditions affecting the brain and mind, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, dementia, and depression.
  • Cancer.
  • Immune system disorders like lupus, inflammatory arthritis, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Attorneys Can Help

SSDI isn’t going to happily give you as much money as you need to survive. Chances are you are going to have to fight for it. The government pays out over $1T in entitlements every year and they will try their best to not have to pay out anything they don’t have to. This is where an attorney comes in.

A qualified Disability Attorney Can Help You:

  1. Collect the necessary information
  2. Fill out the forms and submit them properly
  3. Guide you along so you do not become frustrated or lose hope
  4. Appeal should you get rejected or not receive enough


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