Social Security Disability Benefits for Illness Archives

A doctor's note can help your disability claim

One of the main things that you need to present when asking for Social Security benefits for an illness is the medical records to prove that you do have that illness. This shows that you have seen medical professionals who have made an accurate diagnosis. You're not basing your claim off of assumptions or your own personal feelings about the disease.

Successful cancer treatment could leave you with a disability

Cancer can be a devastating disease, and you may be disabled for the rest of your life regardless of the outcome of the treatment. Just going through chemo and everything else really takes a toll. You need an incredible amount of rest, you may feel weak and sick all of the time, and you may find that you absolutely cannot hold down a job.

What if my illness isn't on the list of qualifying disabilities?

The list of medical conditions that automatically qualify you to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) is fairly long. However, this list still does not include all the medical conditions that might establish your right to receive these vital government benefits. Therefore, if you're seriously ill, you'll want to record every aspect of your medical condition as best as you can by saving all documentation related to your doctors' visits, especially with regard to written diagnoses and the opinions of your doctors.

Multiple Sclerosis and Disability

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, currently effects approximately 400,000 people in the United States. Multiple Sclerosis News Today. However, the exact amount of sufferers is difficult to quantify since the CDC does not require physicians to report new cases and because symptoms can be invisible. National MS Society. The symptoms of MS typically include overwhelming fatigue, visual disturbances, altered sensation, and difficulties with mobility. The symptoms are unpredictable and vary in type and severity from one person to another and even in the same person over time. If you have been diagnosed with MS and are unable to work, you may potentially quality for disability benefits.

Does liver disease qualify for Social Security Disability?

When you're living with chronic liver disease, the disease is hard enough. The last thing you want to have to balance is work with your medical schedule. You don't always feel well, and your health is a priority.

What is liver disease, and how does it affect you?

Liver disease is a serious illness that affects a person's ability to live independently and healthily. The liver performs many functions including assisting your body in digestion and removing the toxins from your blood.

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