Applying for SSDI with Narcolepsy April 14, 2021

A person living with narcolepsy can apply for and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), but he or she will first need to know whether his or her symptoms qualify for the payments. The Social Security Administration (SSA) does not read more

Does Psoriatic Arthritis Qualify for Disability Benefits? April 7, 2021

If psoriatic arthritis is affecting a person’s job performance, then that person can qualify for disability benefits. Psoriatic arthritis can have a significant impact on work productivity and quality of life. In a 2016 study, one-third of patients with this read more

Characteristics of People Who Were Approved (and Denied) Disability Benefits March 23, 2021

Approved and denied applicants for Social Security disability benefits have certain health, work, and socioeconomic characteristics that differ from those of the general population. These groups have been the focus of several studies. Here is more on their characteristics. Education Attainment read more

Getting Disability Benefits with Quadriparesis March 16, 2021

A person who has been affected by quadriparesis and is unable to work to his or her full capacity can claim disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The loss of function or problems caused by the condition should read more

ALS? You May Be Able to Receive SSDI Benefits More Quickly March 9, 2021

The ALS Disability Insurance Access Act was signed into law by the President in December 2020. The law eliminates the five-month period that people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) had to wait before receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. read more

Eye Conditions That Qualify for Disability Benefits February 22, 2021

People who have poor vision that affects their ability to work can qualify for disability benefits. An applicant does not have to be completely blind to be eligible for the benefits. The following eye conditions can qualify individuals for disability read more

How to Document Your Disability [infographic] February 10, 2021

The Social Security Administration (SSA) will require as much documentation as possible to prove the disability of those applying for benefits. Inadequate documentation can sabotage legitimate disability claims. Here are ways of documenting disability that make claims much stronger. Medical read more

5 States Most Likely to Approve SSDI Applications February 9, 2021

Approval ratings for Social Security disability benefits vary from one state to another, with some states having considerably higher ratings than the rest. Hawaii, Utah, New Mexico, New Jersey, and Tennessee are the five states with the highest approval ratings. Here read more