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SSDI Benefits for Down's Syndrome

SSDI Benefits for Down's Syndrome
If you or a loved one has non-Mosaic Down syndrome, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Individuals diagnosed with non-Mosaic Down syndrome and other congenital diseases that may prevent them from obtaining and keeping work are eligible for disability payments from the Social Security Administ...
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SSDI Benefits for Congenital Heart Disease

SSDI Benefits for Congenital Heart Disease
The human heart, which is almost entirely composed of muscle tissue, serves largely as a pump. When oxygen-depleted blood (blood that has previously delivered oxygen) returns to the heart, it is re-oxygenated in the lungs. To complete the oxygen delivery process, the blood returns to the heart (through the pulmonary veins) and is pumped out to the ...
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Filing for Chronic Vein Insufficiency with Social Security Administration

Filing for Chronic Vein Insufficiency with Social Security Administration
It may be somewhat difficult to qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits if you have Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) alone. However, your disability case may get stronger if your DVT is assisted with a condition called Chronic Veinous Insufficiency (CVI). Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when the veins in your legs block the flow of blood back...
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Denied Disability Benefits for Cancer

Denied Disability Benefits for Cancer
Cancer appears in a range of forms and sizes, depending on the severity of the disease. You may have applied for Social Security benefits to compensate for lost income and rapidly rising medical costs as a result of a severe form of cancer. Much to your dismay, the Social Security Administration (SSA) denied disability benefits for you, leaving you...
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Working Through an SSDI Application for Cancer

Working Through an SSDI Application for Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that are distinguished by normal cell growth and the potential to spread to or invade other parts of the body. Cancer may spread to nearly any part of the body, including the breasts, prostate, skin, intestines, bones, and lungs. Cancer is a grouping of 100 different diseases. The National Cancer Institute estimates 43...
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SSDI for Congestive Heart Failure

SSDI for Congestive Heart Failure
Social Security disability benefits may be available to you if you have a serious heart condition that prevents you from working full-time. A few cardiovascular conditions, like Heart Failure, coronary artery disease, repetitive arrhythmias, and heart transfers, may naturally qualify you for disability benefits through Social Security "Blue Book" P...
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Social Security Bonus Secret

Social Security Bonus Secret
  Let's get one thing out of the way right away: there is no such thing as a "bonus" for Social Security. However, you are certain to be able to increase the amount of your retirement benefits by taking certain actions. It can be essential to have good Social Security to have a thorough understanding of the options available for retirement in ...
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5 Things Every Women Should Know About Social Security

5 Things Every Women Should Know About Social Security
By providing benefits and financial protection to millions of people throughout their lives, Social Security has contributed to the security of today and tomorrow for more than 85 years. Women live longer on average than men. The typical woman in a traditional couple is approximately two years younger than her partner. Consequently, roughly 90% of ...
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SSDI Cases and Retroactive Payments

SSDI Cases and Retroactive Payments
Retroactive payments cover the time you were disabled but did not apply for benefits. This might be because you didn't realize you qualified or because you haven't had a chance to start the application yet. Payments Made Retroactively in SSI Cases Supplemental Security Income payments are not made retroactively (SSI). Individuals who are approved f...
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Why Can't I Get Emergency Disability Payments From Social Security?

Why Can't I Get Emergency Disability Payments From Social Security?
Only in extremely exceptional emergency situations can Social Security give hardship payments to disability applicants. If you have a clearly crippling impairment and Social Security agrees that your claim has a high possibility of being granted, the SSA may issue you presumptive disability (PD) or presumptive blindness (PB) payments (if you are bl...
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How to Apply for SSDI With Hemophilia Medically

How to Apply for SSDI With Hemophilia Medically
Hemophilia diseases are genetic illnesses that impair the body's capacity to cause blood clotting and coagulation, which are processes that halt bleeding when blood arteries are ruptured. Because haemophiliacs have a difficult difficulty stopping bleeding once it begins, they must exercise caution in circumstances where they may be cut. Those with ...
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SSDI for Systemic Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a term used to describe a collection of diseases that cause inflammation in your blood vessels. It is sometimes referred to as angiitis or arteritis. It might make your blood vessels weak, stretched, bigger, or smaller. They could fully close. Vasculitis may affect anyone at any age. Some cancers cause damage to blood arteries that tr...
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The 5 Month Waiting Period for Compassionate Allowance

The 5 Month Waiting Period for Compassionate Allowance
You may have to wait up to five months after your application is approved for Social Security disability benefits before getting compensation. However, in rare cases, a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applicant may not be able to wait that long. In some situations, an applicant may be eligible for a compassionate allowance. The SSDI wil...
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Adrenal Gland Problems and Social Security Benefits

Adrenal Gland Issues and Your Social Security Disability Benefits Case
Numerous symptoms that can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life can be caused by adrenal gland disorders. It can be impossible for people with the condition to continue working full-time because these symptoms can make even the simplest everyday tasks impossible. The situation works because of the income loss and lack of medical ...
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December Social Security to arrive in Two Days

December Social Security to arrive in Two Days 2022
Now is the ideal time to make sense of how the planning of these installments functions. Everyone should check their mailbox over the next few months for a specific letter about how their Social Security benefits will increase in 2023. Also stay tuned in for our articles about SSDI and SSI amount in 2023. It ought to be delivered to everyone i...
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Can You Receive a Disability Freeze Despite Not Receiving Disability Benefits

Can You Receive a Disability Freeze Despite Not Receiving Disability Benefits
Despite years of low or no earnings, the disability freeze may prevent your Social Security disability or retirement benefits from being reduced. Disability causes a person to always have gaps in their employment history or times when they made less money because of their illness. This can reduce your disability or retirement benefits or even rende...
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Qualifying for SSDI for Knee Replacement

Qualifying for SSDI for Knee Replacement
In the United States, around 700,000 knee replacements are performed each year, by Orthopedic surgeons, with the vast majority of them being successful. During partial or total knee replacement surgery, plastic and metal parts replace damaged tissues and bone in the knee joint. Depending on the severity of the injury, recovery time might range from...
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Which Medical Conditions Qualify for TERI?

Which Medical Conditions Qualify for TERI?
  Claimants suffering from terminal diseases have a greater likelihood of receiving Social Security Disability benefits than others. When a terminally ill person applies for SSDI or SSI disability benefits, the Social Security Administration will process the application as quickly as possible while taking the patient's mental state into accoun...
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Everything You Need to Know About Social Security Compassionate Allowance Programme

Everything You Need to Know About Social Security Compassionate Allowance Programme
The Compassionate Allowance List allows for accelerated clearance for certain significant and easily proven ailments. In response to complaints about long delays in getting disability decisions, the Social Security Administration (SSA) now offers a Compassionate Allowances programme for disabled employees who have filed for Social Security disabili...
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Onset Day or AOD for SSDI

Onset Day or AOD for SSDI
The "alleged start date" decides when you become eligible for disability payments and how far back you will be paid. If you were handicapped before applying for SSDI, you may get retroactive benefits for up to 12 months from the day you applied. To be eligible for a full year of backpay, you must have been handicapped for at least 17 months prior t...
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