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Disability Back Pay Explained

Back pay, or past-due benefits, are benefits owed to you for the months you waited before being approved.  Since it can take months, or possibly years, before you are eventually approved for benefits, it’s common to receive a lump sum of back pay. This lump sum is based on the total number of months you…

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Fibromyalgia and Disability

Fibromyalgia is a disease in which one experiences muscle pain and tenderness throughout the body. It is often accompanied by issues with mood, memory, fatigue, altered sleep patterns, and sometimes restless leg syndrome, numbness and tingling in the arms and legs, sensitivity to light, noise, and temperature, and issues with the bladder or bowel. Fibromyalgia…

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Social Security Disability and Low IQ

Unfortunately, with a lower IQ, there are fewer jobs that an individual is qualified for. Therefore, for many individuals with low IQ, it becomes very difficult to work – or at the very least to earn enough money to provide for life’s basics (food, shelter, clothing, etc.) That’s why Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can…

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social Security Disability

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition, which encompasses a wide range of neurological and developmental conditions. Since it is a spectrum disorder, some people experience severe patterns of behavior, while others are milder. Some individuals with ASD are unable to use spoken language, as we know it, while others can speak incredibly well but…

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