Getting Social Security Disability for Syringomyelia

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Getting social security disability for syringomyelia can be a frustrating process, The Social Security Administration (SSA) has very stringent guidelines for evaluating applicants for benefits. The SSA approves less than a third of applications initially, according to a statistical report. Syringomyelia, a disorder that forms in the spinal cord, is chronic and progressive in nature. Symptoms […]

Social Security Disability for Deafness

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If you have profound hearing loss or are completely deaf in both ears, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Your hearing loss must meet certain severity requirements to qualify. The Social Security Administration (SSA) does not grant benefits for mild or moderate hearing loss. Below, we provide an overview of collecting Social […]

Social Security Disability for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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If you have been diagnosed with a severe panic disorder, you might be entitled to Social Security disability benefits for anxiety and panic attacks. Panic disorders are not uncommon. An estimated 8.6 million American adults have some type of panic disorder, estimates the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).  Various types of panic disorders and related […]

Eating Disorder Disability Benefits

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Eating disorders can cause a host of mental, emotional, and physical symptoms that can lead to serious long-term complications. These types of conditions have the highest mortality rate of any other type of mental disorder, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). In fact, every 62 seconds, at least one […]

Social Security for a Physical Disability

If you have a physical disability that keeps you from working, you may be eligible for monthly Social Security disability benefits. Below, we discuss a few common types of physical disabilities that merit Social Security disability benefits. We also talk about some of the basic criteria for qualifying for Social Security for a physical disability […]

Acute Brain Syndrome Disability Benefits

Acute brain syndrome (ABS), a type of organic brain syndrome, can cause severe mental and behavioral problems and cognitive deficits. ABS may result from a traumatic brain injury, infection, overdose, or other physical ailment or disorder. The condition, which may be temporary or permanent, can cause symptoms that completely disrupt a person’s life and make […]

When am I Considered Disabled by Social Security?

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Social Security considers you to be disabled when you have a serious medical condition that prevents you from working. To determine whether a person is disabled, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will evaluate the severity of their medical condition by using its Listing of Impairments, also known as the Blue Book. This is a complicated […]

Social Security Disability Benefits for the Blind

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If you suffer from low vision or total blindness that limits your ability to work and make a living, you may be able to qualify for Social Security disability benefits for the blind. Whether you qualify depends on many different factors. The most important of these is your medical diagnosis and prognosis. The Social Security […]