A large portion of the American workforce performs most or all of their works tasks on a computer. Years of computer use can lead to a very painful condition in the arm and wrist called "carpal tunnel syndrome". This insidious syndrome is caused by the wear and tear of the wrist and the pathway in … Continue reading Does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Qualify as a Disability
Disability benefits are available for people with hearing loss. They are available for people who can still work but are limited by their hearing loss as well as for people who cannot work due to their hearing loss. If you are working you can qualify for benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI). If … Continue reading Can I Receive Disability for Hearing Loss?
Filing for disability can be a time consuming and arduous process. This fact can cause people to make errors when filing for disability. These errors can lead to an application being denied. Some people have applied multiple times and have been denied multiple times as well. So, what can a person who has applied and … Continue reading What Can You Do if You Have Been Denied Disability Twice?
There can be many reasons a person would need to claim disability. In this article we want to go over the most common reasons people claim disability. This information is gathered from national information resources and not reflective of our own case load. Back Pain - The back is especially vulnerable to injury. Whether it … Continue reading What are the Most Common Causes for Disability Insurance Claims?
We have all been saturated with Covid news this year. Every day seems like another story associated with the virus. Most prominently we hear about the rapid onset of symptoms and how quickly it can land some people in the hospital. But, as we get more familiar with this novel disease, we are starting to … Continue reading Covid-19 and Long Term Disabilities
Sometimes it helps getting back to the basics. In this blog we want to describe what social security disability benefits are and where they come from. We will be covering disability only and not SSI benefits which are available to low-income or people with little or no work history who do not qualify for SSDI. … Continue reading The Basics of Social Security Disability Benefits
85 years ago, the Social Security Act was created. The goal of this Act was to financially assist senior citizens in their retirement years by creating a general fund. This brought up the question of who else needed benefits. People disabled from an injury were clearly the most in need of this type of program. … Continue reading History of Social Security Disability Benefits
Applying for SSDI can be a very confusing process. All of the information requirements must be met, or your chances of getting denied increase. Some things the board will want to know is if the applicant: has recently been employed and has been paying FICA is still working is gainfully employed ($1220+) If you have … Continue reading What to Do if Your Disability Application is Denied
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?
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?