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Top 5 Things to Do While You Await Your SSD Decision

It can be very nerve-wracking waiting to hear back from the Social Security Administration (SSA) as to whether or not you have been approved for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. This often takes three to five months before you hear anything and the SSA generally denies two-thirds of initial claims.  When you are unable to…

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Can You Receive SSD Benefits for Medication Side Effects?

Chronic illnesses or life-threatening conditions can turn your life upside-down. Receiving certain diagnoses can easily lead to disability. Luckily, there are many treatments, such as prescription medication, that can help to treat all types of illnesses – physical or psychological. These treatments help to minimize, slow the progression of, or altogether eliminate the symptoms of…

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3 Reasons an Administrative Law Judge Might Not Rely Upon a Treating Physician’s Records

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can greatly alleviate the financial difficulties that many individuals with disabilities face. But unfortunately, sometimes you may be denied SSD benefits. Sometimes an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), who works for the Social Security Administration (SSA) and helps to decide the outcome of your case, will decide against you. He or…

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Want to Take a Break from Medical Treatment? It May Impact Your SSD Benefits

Whether or not someone is entitled to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits depends upon their medical records. It’s the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) responsibility to look through your medical history to determine if your disability qualifies you. In order to receive SSD benefits, an applicant must suffer from an impairment that has lasted or…

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SSD for COVID-19-related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

It’s apparent that COVID-19 can pose a real threat, sometimes causing severe or even deadly symptoms. That’s why it’s a relief when people recover from the virus. However, sometimes people still experience shortness of breath even after recovery, sometimes even requiring oxygen. This condition is known as acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS, and can…

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Schizophrenia and Social Security Disability Benefits

If you suffer a physical injury or disease that precludes you from being able to work, you likely qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. But what many people don’t realize is that sometimes mental disabilities can be just as serious. Here’s what to know about schizophrenia and SSD benefits.  Schizophrenia is a psychotic mental…

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