When a Columbia, Missouri, resident thinks of liver disease, the first thing that might come to their mind is alcoholism. While it is true that drinking too much alcohol can over time cause medical problems with the liver, it is not the only reason people develop liver disease.
In addition to physical and mental medical conditions that may prevent an individual from working, a serious illness or other health problem may also prevent individuals from working or being able to seek gainful employment. Illnesses can arise based on a variety of factors, and could occur in the workplace based on the kind of work the disabled individual usually performs. Regardless of how the illness arose, disability benefits including Social Security disability or SSD and Supplemental Security Income or SSI may be able to help those living with disabilities as well as their families.
During 2017, greater than 1 million victims will be diagnosed with cancer. Most individuals and families have been impacted by cancer in one way or another. National Cancer Survivors Day was recently observed, and it is a good time for cancer sufferers and their families to make sure they are familiar with disability benefits that may help. Social Security disability and its Compassionate Allowances program provide resources and assistance for cancer sufferers.
Many might argue the point, but the government is not without heart. As we noted in a post just last month, it is possible to obtain an expedited determination of eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. If an applicant in Missouri has a diagnosis for any one of about 225 illnesses identified as obviously being disabling, they may be able to be approved for benefits in weeks, rather than the months or even years it normally takes.
Facing a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and patients in Missouri may wonder about the different options available to help them financially. Social Security disability (SSD) insurance is a disability insurance program available to help disabled individuals who qualify. To qualify, an individual must be suffering from a disability that meets the Social Security Administration's (SSA) requirements for disability and have paid into the system through their work history. When a disabled individual is unable to work due to their disability, they may qualify for SSD benefits.
A diagnosis of a serious medical condition can be an overwhelming point in anyone's life. It may leave the diagnosed individual unable to work as they face mounting medical bills and other financial struggles, while adjusting to life with their illness. For disabled Missouri residents diagnosed with a serious illness, Social Security disability (SSD) benefits may be one option to consider.
As many Missourians know from the experiences of their friends or family members, a stroke - a clot or burst blood vessel in the brain - can be a devastating condition that prevents the victim from working and interferes with daily living activities. While the likelihood of experiencing a stroke increases with age, persons in their 30s and 40s can suffer from a disabling stroke. This post will address the criteria for proving an SSD claim for a disability caused by a stroke.
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.
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.
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.