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Which digestive disorders can lead to disability benefits?

Published on February 27th, 2019 by Eric Slepian

Severe digestive disorders can impair a person’s ability to work and function normally, and the Social Security Administration (SSA) knows this. That’s why sufferers can be approved for Social Security Disability benefits if they are able to meet the SSA’s application requirements. Digestive diseases are found under Listing 5.0 of the SSA’s Listing Of Impairments and include: […]

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Too many Americans are dying waiting for SSDI

Published on January 23rd, 2019 by Eric Slepian

Last month, USA Today published a heartbreaking investigative report on how thousands of Americans die each year waiting for their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) appeals to be decided. Advocates say this should not be happening, considering that SSDI applicants have paid into the SSDI insurance fund through employment taxes. More than 800,000 people are […]

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Going back to work while on Social Security Disability

Published on December 20th, 2018 by Eric Slepian

Applying for and securing Social Security Disability (SSD) is no easy feat. That’s probably why so many people who receive benefits are reluctant to try working again. They worry about their disability becoming worse or getting in the way of performing their job. They worry about first losing benefits and then losing their job and […]

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Lady Gaga becomes unlikely spokesperson for fibromyalgia, part 2

Published on November 29th, 2018 by Eric Slepian

In our last post, we discussed how singer and actress Lady Gaga has shined a spotlight on fibromyalgia since the release of her Netflix documentary “Gaga: Five Foot Two” and her press tour for the latest remake of “A Star is Born,” which she stars in alongside Bradley Cooper. Lady Gaga was diagnosed with fibromyalgia […]

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Lady Gaga becomes unlikely spokesperson for fibromyalgia, part 1

Published on November 26th, 2018 by Eric Slepian

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic disorder that affects an estimated 10 million people throughout the world. It involves widespread pain and tenderness throughout the body in addition to other symptoms, including fatigue. Fibromyalgia is known as one of the most common chronic pain conditions, affecting 3 to 6 percent of the world population. Interestingly, fibromyalgia […]

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Does having a heart attack mean I will qualify for SSD?

Published on November 16th, 2018 by Eric Slepian

Having a heart attack does not necessarily mean that a person will qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but it could. The first thing to know is that having a heart attack alone or having bypass surgery does not automatically qualify an individual for disability benefits. The Social Security Administration makes it much more difficult […]

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Get educated: November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Published on November 12th, 2018 by Eric Slepian

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and its purpose has a lot more meaning than National Pizza Day, Best Friend Month or many of the other observances that have grown popular in recent years. The purpose of Diabetes Awareness Month is to educate the public about all types of diabetes and to advocate for people affected […]

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Polio-like virus has sickened hundreds of kids

Published on November 9th, 2018 by Eric Slepian

Polio has been one of the most frightening diseases in American history and was especially common in the early 1900s. Many affected children suffered temporary or permanent paralysis and many others died. Permanent disability was a common result. Polio was eventually eliminated from the Western Hemisphere in 1994, but is still a problem in some developing countries. […]

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Complications of eye surgery can be disabling

Published on July 26th, 2018 by Eric Slepian

People who rely on contacts or glasses to see know that such measures can be expensive and inconvenient at times. Not surprisingly, millions of people have decided to do away with contacts and glasses altogether by undergoing elective Lasik eye surgery. This particular procedure is increasingly common and allows patients to see clearly without the […]

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Understanding different types of burn injuries

Published on July 5th, 2018 by Eric Slepian

Many of us have gotten burned at some point in our lives, whether it was by touching a hot pan or spending too much time in the sun without proper protection. These burns are often painful – but temporary. Then there are far more severe types of burns that cause catastrophic and permanent injuries. While […]

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