Can You Get Disability Benefits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a repetitive motion disorder interfering with normal functioning of the wrist, hand and fingers, causing pain, numbness, burning sensations and inability to move the hand without pain. A large nerve extends down the arms and through wrists via a “carpal” tunnel. When this nerve swells and rubs against the bony […]

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How Genitourinary Disorders Impact Your Ability to Work?

A genitourinary disorder affects the genital and urinary organs. Examples of genitourinary disorders that could interfere with a person’s ability to work are kidney failure, testicular cancer, bladder cancer and nephrotic syndrome. Other kinds of chronic genitourinary disorders listed in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book include hypertensive neuropathy (damage to the kidneys caused by […]

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How SSA Evaluate the Effects of Endocrine Disorders?

Endocrine disorders involve dysfunctional glands comprising the endocrine system (thyroid, ovaries, testes, pituitary, pancreas, adrenal) that produce too much or too little hormone. Hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and diabetes are examples of commonly diagnosed endocrine disorders. Less common are pituitary gland disorders like Cushing’s disease, hyperprolactinemia and pituitary tumors. A hormonal imbalance may be so severe that […]

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What Will Social Security Do When It Finds an Overpayment?

Although it is unusual for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to pay you more benefits than you are due, mistakes do happen. When overpayment does occur, you can expect the SSA to notify you of the issue. Along with a notification, the SSA will explain what will happen next to correct the discrepancy and notify […]

May 2018 admin 0 comments

Can I Get Disability for Graves’ Disease?

Graves’ disease is the most common type of hyperthyroidism, responsible for anywhere from 50 to 60 percent of the 500,000 of the cases diagnosed in the US each year. It can occur in patients of any age or sex but is most commonly found in women over the age of 20. This unique endocrine disorder […]

May 2018 admin 0 comments

Does Parkinson’s Disease Qualify for Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) does grant benefits for people who are suffering from Parkinson’s disease (PD) under certain conditions. To qualify for benefits, you must meet the criteria established by the SSA for parkinsonism, or Parkinsonian syndrome—the collective term for the various symptoms commonly associated with Parkinson’s disease. What Are the Symptoms of Parkinson’s […]

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Knowing Who Can Receive Social Security Benefits From Your Account

As you work, you also pay into Social Security, and those benefits can be used for more than just yourself if life throws a terrible curve ball in your direction. Knowing who can receive benefits from your Social Security payments can become a critical piece of information, so here’s a quick rundown of how Social […]

Feb 2018 admin 0 comments

Common Questions To Prepare for at your ALJ Hearing

Getting denied for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits can be heartbreaking. You’ve spent all this time and effort compiling your medical history and building your case, and now all of that energy seems to be wasted. For many people, this setback is enough to give up. Before you decide to throw in the towel, though, […]

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