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SSDI for Hematuria

SSDI for Hematuria
It's worrisome to see blood in your urine. Blood in the urine (hematuria) can signal a serious problem in many cases. You may notice a red colored urine if you take certain medications or eat specific foods like beets, rhubarb, or berries. However, a change in urine colour may be induced by medicines, food, or exercise may disappear after a few day...
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Social Security Administration's Activities of Daily Living Form | ADL Form for SSDI

Social Security Administration's Activities of Daily Living Form | ADL Form for SSDI
Showering, brushing your teeth, house cleaning, shopping, and other activities of daily life are all examples of activities of daily living. The Social Security Administration (SSA) wants to know if your disease causes you pain or makes it difficult for you to do any daily activities. What is an ADL Form? "Activities of daily living," or ADLs, are ...
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SSDI for Mental Health Disorders

SSDI for Mental Health Disorders
Each year, 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness. Out of these 1 in 25 U.S. adults live with serious mental illness (SMI). "Mental health" and "behavioral health" refer to the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being of people. It all comes down to how people think, feel, and act. Whereas, health practitioners use the term "serious me...
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Social Security Disability Benefits for Epilepsy

Social Security Disability Benefits for Epilepsy
You can file a claim for Social Security disability benefits if you have been diagnosed with epilepsy and are unable to work and expect to be unable to work for at least 12 months. Disability benefits from Social Security might help you pay for things like housing, bills, food, and other necessities. A seizure can be termed as the happening of sign...
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Social Security Disability benefits for HIV/AIDS

Social Security Disability benefits for HIV/AIDS
In order to qualify for SSDI benefits, you have to prove to the SSA that your HIV/AIDS immunodeficiency virus is 'severe' enough to prevent you from performing daily functional activities. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the cause of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV destroys the CD4 lymphocytes (type of white blood cell) causin...
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Social Security Disability for Type I and Type II Diabetes Meningitis

Social Security Disability for Type I and Type II Diabetes Meningitis
The Social Security Administration no longer considers type I meningitis as a disability in its Blue Book. However, you can qualify for benefits with diabetes if you develop other underlying symptoms or diseases either listed in the Blue Book or that seriously impair your ability to perform substantial gainful activity (SGA) . Although controlled d...
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Social Security Disability Benefits for Crohn’s Disease

Social Security Disability Benefits for Crohn’s Disease
Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes digestive tract inflammation, which can result in stomach pain, severe diarrhoea, exhaustion, weight loss, and malnutrition. Crohn's disease causes inflammation in different parts of the digestive tract in different persons. This inflammation frequently spreads into the bowel'...
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Social Security Disability for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Social Security Disability for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
If you suffer from IBS alone, you might not win disability benefits right away. However, if your IBS obstructs your day to day activities by as low as 20% through frequent bathroom visits, you might easily qualify for the social security disability benefits. Irritable bowel syndrome affects millions of American men and women, each year. It is often...
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Medical Requirements to Qualify for SSDI for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Medical Requirements to Qualify for SSDI for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
You may qualify for social security disability benefits if you have inflammatory bowel disease symptoms affecting the colon, intestines or the stomach. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis affects over 30,000 patients in the US alone, with a 2:1, male to female ratio. Interestingly, over 75% of these American Patients with PSC also have Inflammatory bowe...
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Disability Benefits for age 65 and over through Medical Vocational Allowance

Disability Benefits for age 65 and over through Medical Vocational Allowance
For those over 65 who are unable to work due to having developed age-related impairments , the SSA has set up special rules known as 'tables' and 'grids' to determine the 'severity' of the disability that prevents them from working. There are two main distinctions, for people over the age of 65. First, there would be individuals who would be automa...
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Special Rules for Meeting a Disability Listing | Over 65 |

Special Rules for Meeting a Disability Listing  Over 65
If you are an individual over the age of 65, you can qualify for disability in either of the two ways: I. Meeting or equaling a listing If you have an impairment or disability listed in Social Security's Blue Book of Impairments, then you will automatically qualify for the disability benefits. Listings can be equaled if you have an impairment that ...
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Social Security Cost-of-living Adjustments for 2022

Social Security Cost-of-living Adjustments for 2022
Changes to social security benefits and supplemental security income (SSI) programmes were announced by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The modifications, which are announced every year in October, are based on cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) to guarantee that benefits stay up with inflation. Beginning in January, recipients of Social S...
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SSDI for Osteoporosis in 2022

SSDI for Osteoporosis in 2022
Osteoporosis affects more than 10 million Americans. Almost 1 in 4 people with osteoporosis are women. While women are at higher risk for the disease, men can develop it, too. Studies suggest that among those 50 and older: Up to 1 in 2 women will break a bone due to osteoporosis — equal to the risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer combined. Up...
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How Chronic Liver Disease Can Qualify for SSDI Benefits in 2022

How Chronic Liver Disease Can Qualify for SSDI Benefits in 2022
Patients with chronic liver disease can also apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if they meet all the requirements to be eligible for SSDI benefits. Social Security Administration (SSA) Medical Listing 5.05 describes chronic liver disease. SSA evaluates the severity and duration of the disease with prescribed medication w...
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Eligibility Criteria for Your SSDI Benefits in 2022

Eligibility Criteria for Your SSDI Benefits in 2022
Most of you people are here because of getting information whether you are qualified for disability benefits or not. The answer to this particular question is still under inquiry. Despite this, A closet answer can see in Social Security Blue Book . People can automatically qualify for benefits explained by an online system called Disability Evaluat...
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How to Get SSDI Benefits for Lupus

How to Get SSDI Benefits for Lupus
People with lupus having limitations affecting daily functioning levels, social networking, inability to focus or meeting any other impairment related disability listed in SSA's Blue Book may qualify for SSDI benefits. Systematic lupus erthymatosus, a.k.a. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack its own organs, tissues and ce...
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Social Security Disability for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Social Security Disability for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
In order to qualify for disability, you must be able to prove to the Social Security Administration that your disability is 'disabling' enough to prevent you from working. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition often caused by lupus or arthritis in the hand. The pressure on the wrist causes swelling in the hand which in turn affects the median nerve...
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How to Qualify for SSDI for Rheumatoid Arthritis

SSDI for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Some people might worry about your Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) problems. Many individuals do not know about the Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for Rheumatoid Arthritis. 35% of the population stopped working after the diagnosis of RA for ten years, according to research . RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS:- It is a medical disability that is a chron...
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How Families Could Be Denied Disability Death Benefits for Unvaccinated Dependents

How Families Could Be Denied Disability Death Benefits for Unvaccinated Dependents
A huge number of workers are facing repercussions due refusing getting the COVID-19 vaccine shots.This includes both mental and financial drawbacks since being denied premium health benefits such as disability death benefits could mean as much as putting daily bread on the table. Many families of unvaccinated individuals are struggling to get death...
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Social Security Disability Survivor Benefits

Social Security Disability Survivor Benefits
SSDI survivor benefits are for those employees of the Social Security Administration system who paid taxes by working long enough hours. SSDI serves as a federal insurance program and provides payments to the family members of the disabled workers. Social Security benefits are available upon retirement similarly, after the death of a worker, family...
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