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Understanding compassionate allowance SSDI claims

Many people in Missouri are aware that applications for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits can take months or even years to be approved or rejected. In recognition of this fact, the Social Security Administration has established the "CAL" program to expedite the approval process for certain kinds of SSD claims based on serious illnesses.

Obtaining SSDI benefits for epilepsy

Many people in Missouri have had first-hand experience with epilepsy, either as a sufferer or as a family member or close friend of a sufferer. As these people know, epilepsy comes in several forms and degrees of severity. This post will address the medical conditions that must be present in order to prove a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim for epilepsy.

Obtaining SSDI benefits for heart disease

Heart disease afflicts many Missourians and interferes with their ability to carry out the functions and duties of their jobs. In many cases, heart disease can provide the basis for an award of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. This post will provide an overview of the various kinds of heart disease that may establish the basis for a successful SSD claim.

Social Security disability benefits for heart disease

Heart disease is a general term that includes many different conditions. As most Missourians realize, chronic heart disease can interfere with many functions, including a person's ability to work. In this post, we will summarize the Social Security regulations that govern Social Security Disability claims for different kinds of heart disease.

Understanding qualifying medical conditions for disability

In general, disabled individuals suffering with a disability that prevents them from working may qualify for disability benefits. The Social Security Administration provides a list of medical conditions that automatically qualify an individual for disability benefits provided certain other conditions to qualify for benefits are also met. In circumstances when an individual suffers from a disability not on the list, it may still be possible to obtain Social Security disability (SSD) benefits.

Is epilepsy a qualifying disease for disability benefits?

Epilepsy afflicts many people in Missouri. The seizures that typify the disease can interfere with work and with the daily tasks of living. Most people familiar with the disease understand that it has varying degrees of intensity, and the Social Security Administration takes these differences into account in defining the level of disability that qualifies for Social Security disability benefits.

Study says home palliative care extends life for cancer patients

Though it is sometimes necessary to spend time at the hospital, nobody likes to spend more time there than is absolutely necessary. Hospitals are noisy, impersonal and uncomfortable, with almost none of the comforts of home. This is why so many people with a terminal illness express the desire to spend their final weeks at home.

Epilepsy can disrupt your life, career

While around one in 26 Americans will develop a form of epilepsy during their lives, this disorder remains poorly understood by much of the public. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that is treatable most of the time, but is a chronic problem for some people.

How diabetes can lead to disability

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world, but those who are not living with the disease may not understand what it is, and why it is so dangerous. In today’s post, we will provide a brief overview of diabetes, and why many patients eventually become unable to work because of it.

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