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Posts tagged "Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)"

Too many Americans are dying waiting for SSDI

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.

Going back to work while on Social Security Disability

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 being left with no income.

Lady Gaga becomes unlikely spokesperson for fibromyalgia, part 2

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 becomes unlikely spokesperson for fibromyalgia, part 1

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.

Managing the long-term impact of sudden injuries

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.

Complications of eye surgery can be disabling

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.

Understanding musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders

In a recent post, we discussed the fact that musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders are the most common reasons people collect Social Security Disability benefits, according to recent statistics.