Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
The Social Security Agency (SSA) acknowledges that certain medical conditions have the power to incapacitate and debilitate a suffering individual. The SSA compiled a list of these conditions in the Listing of Impairments–known also as the SSA Blue Book–wherein an individual automatically becomes eligible for disability benefits once he or she qualifies. These conditions include:
- Amputated leg
- Severe congestive heart failure
- Severe chronic kidney disease
- Terminal cancer
Once an individual meets the qualifications for the conditions set in the Blue Book, he or she can qualify for disability benefits regardless of age, education, gender, work experience, or whether the evaluating physician says the person has functional limitations, such as being unable to walk or lift objects. Even if an individual doesn’t meet the qualifications, he or she can still be eligible if he or she can convince the SSA that the condition is ‘medically equivalent’ to the listing. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2uNqlJU
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Denied Social Security disability claims are not uncommon. In fact, a large percentage of disability claims are denied on the first try, with reasons ranging from incomplete claim forms, lack of medical evidence, and failure to comply with the requirements of a consultative exam, among other things.
You may choose to accept the SSA’s rejection, or you can choose to fight it. Taking the time to appeal and getting your paperwork in order on the second try can increase your chances of getting approved for the benefits that you believe you deserve. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2tHT7ui
Friday, July 14, 2017
Chronic pain is a common symptom of any debilitating injury. As such, it’s not unusual for individuals applying for Social Security disability benefits to have chronic pain problems. Plenty of medical conditions can cause such symptoms, from diseases such as diabetes and interstitial pneumonia to physical injuries such as an amputated arm.
Unfortunately, not all causes of chronic pain are easy to identify. In such cases, it can be difficult for a person filing a Social Security disability claim to qualify for benefits. That said, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is required to perform five steps to determine if a person’s chronic pain qualifies for Social Security disability insurance (SSI). Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2uODfrf
Monday, July 3, 2017
When applying for Social Security benefits for a disability in Michigan, you will be asked to fill out an ADL or ‘activities of daily living’ form. Basically, ADL consists of activities that you perform on a regular daily basis. These include everything you would normally do in a single day, such as bathing, brushing, grooming, and even shopping and recreation. Your ability to perform your ADL is of particular interest to the Social Security Agency (SSA), because they use this as a way to determine whether to accept or reject your Social Security Disability benefits application.
In your ADL form, you’ll need to describe how your disability is starting to affect the way you perform daily tasks. Here’s how to write down information on your ADL to increase your chances of getting approved. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2tHKGio