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Hepatitis C as a qualifying disability for SSDI

We represent Social Security Disability Insurance claimants with many physical and mental impairments that prevent them from performing meaningful work. Hepatitis C is a serious liver disease that can cause severe disability for some of our clients.

Migraine awareness: Headaches can cause disability

At our law firm, we fight for people whose headaches prevent them from working, either alone or in combination with other physical and mental impairments. Migraines and other headaches can cause excruciating pain and a variety of other difficult symptoms that may prevent productive work activity and can form the basis for an award of Social Security Disability Insurance, known as SSDI.

How does the Social Security Administration determine disability?

When you apply to the Social Security Administration for Social Security Disability Insurance, it can seem mysterious what the agency is doing behind the curtain to decide if you are disabled and eligible for SSDI.

Part 2: How does the SSA evaluate fibromyalgia?

Today we continue our look at fibromyalgia, a potentially disabling illness that afflicts many of our clients. We work with them and their doctors to solidly establish their disability before the Social Security Administration (SSA) in their applications for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, known as SSDI and SSI, respectively.

What is the difference between SSDI and SSI?

Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income, known respectively as SSDI and SSI, are benefit programs based on disability and administered by the federal Social Security Administration. The two programs, however, differ in terms of eligibility based on financial condition and work history, while sharing important aspects of eligibility based on disability.

What happens at a Social Security Disability hearing?

If your Social Security Disability application is denied, you have the option to ask for a hearing in front of an administrative law judge, who will reconsider your application and evidence surrounding your claim.

Which digestive disorders can lead to disability benefits?

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.