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Why is it challenging to pursue benefits for back pain?

Published on August 31st, 2018 by Web Master

Back pain is one of the most common conditions people experience, and there is no one cause of this type of condition. It can affect people who get into car accidents, people who suffer sports injuries and people with medical disorders that affect their bones or joints. There is no one type of back pain, […]

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Managing the long-term impact of sudden injuries

Published on August 24th, 2018 by Web Master

Any type of serious medical condition has the potential to dramatically change a person’s life, from his or her mobility to cognitive functioning. It can be particularly troubling when a severe condition comes without warning; people must make instant adjustments and decisions they might not have ever anticipated. This is often the case after serious […]

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Intellectual disabilities: Not the same as learning disabilities

Published on August 23rd, 2018 by Web Master

In a previous post, we discussed the fact that the Social Security Administration (SSA) doesn’t always consider learning disabilities to be disabling for the purposes of benefits, especially for adults. However, it is important not to confuse learning disabilities with intellectual disabilities. The former refers to limitations on a person’s academic skills; the latter refers to […]

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Why you should always see a doctor

Published on August 18th, 2018 by Web Master

Making a doctor’s appointments for every little ailment can seem tedious and unnecessary, but for those who are seeking Social Security Disability, a history of visits can be the difference between application approval and denial. In the event you become unable to work due to an injury or illness, you will need medical records stating […]

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Are learning disabilities eligible for disability benefits?

Published on August 16th, 2018 by Web Master

Millions of adults and children across the country have been diagnosed with a learning disability, from dyslexia to language processing disorders. While it might seem as though a learning disability would be a disabling condition for the purposes of government benefits, the fact is that this is not always the case. Disability benefits and learning […]

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How blood disorders can affect a person’s life

Published on August 9th, 2018 by Web Master

Hematological disorders, or disorders that affect a person’s blood, are among the many disorders that can drastically alter a person’s life. After a diagnosis of anemia, hemophilia or another disorder, a person typically needs to make important adjustments to his or her life to stay safe. Below, we examine some of these changes and discuss […]

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