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.
Social Security Disability Insurance ("SSDI") provides benefits to Missourians for a number of diseases and conditions that affect the digestive system. In this post, we will focus on diseases of the liver.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Memories of your grandparents from your childhood may lead you to conclude that arthritis is primarily a condition for older, retired people. But at least one form of the disease can affect people as young as 30.
Have you ever met someone who appeared to be healthy, but later hear that he or she is disabled? Many conditions do not require the use of a wheelchair or cane. They do not cause obvious physical limitations, like cerebral palsy or ALS might. But they still significantly affect the person’s life, and may make earning an income through work impossible.
Cancer drugs can have some rather major side effects. A recent study indicates that the side effects of new cancer drugs may be even more severe than their clinical trials indicate, if such trials relied largely on doctor reports to track side effect severity. This is because the study found that doctor reports in clinical trials tend to under-report side effects as compared to the reports of the patients in such trials.