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December 2014 Archives

Can I qualify for SSD benefits due to obesity?

Obesity is a major health problem in the U.S., including here in Missouri. A website called the State of Obesity lists Missouri as having the 16th highest obesity rate for adults in the country at 30.4 percent. That is right around the national rate for adults, according to Disabled World.

Chronic pain and SSD

What if you were in terrible pain, but doctors in Missouri could not find what was wrong with you, or they were unable to do much about your condition? More than 100 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain, some of them badly enough that they are disabled for Social Security Disability purposes.

Mother develops interior designs adapted for kids with autism

Everyone’s mood and ability to concentrate is affected by our environment. This is also true for children with autism, but their condition causes them to react to things around them in different ways.

Study sees possible link between sit-down jobs, depression

Mental illnesses like depression and anxiety can affect anyone in any profession, from taxi drivers to electricians to CEOs. If the condition is severe enough, it can make it impossible to keep working, at least for a while.

Supplemental Security Income helps many disabled children, adults

Raising a child who is living with a disability can be highly rewarding for Missouri parents, but it can also be more challenging than raising a kid without special needs. Among other things, it may cost more to pay for a disabled child’s medical bills and physical or occupational therapy.

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