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Understanding Social Security disability appeals rights

Every year, many Missourians apply for Social Security disability benefits, and their applications are approved. Unfortunately, a great number of Missourians are denied Social Security disability benefits. In this post, we will provide a summary of various rights to request and pursue an SSD appeal.

Anxiety disorders and social security disability benefits

Social security disability benefits are available for a wide variety of illnesses, but perhaps the most difficult type of disability to establish is one resulting from a type of mental illness called anxiety disorder. An SSD claim based on an anxiety order is difficult to prove because most, if not all, of the medical evidence is based upon subjective evaluation of the patient by a psychologist or other therapist. Nevertheless, such claims are often approved, and an understanding of the various categories of anxiety disorder can be helpful in gathering supporting evidence.

Disability activists protest at White House over institutions

Most people would agree that they would rather live at home as long as possible as they get older, or when a disability limits their ability to care for themselves. Living in even the most comfortable nursing home or institution can mean a loss of privacy and dignity, and a sense of isolation from the rest of the world.

CDC releases child autism rates for Missouri, other states

It may surprise readers to learn that, when it comes children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, not every state is equal. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that New Jersey leads the U.S. in autism prevalence, well ahead of Missouri and other states.

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