Individuals who suffer from certain mental illnesses or who have a mental illness in addition to other disabling conditions may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if the mental illness prevents them from being able to work.
Understanding… Read More
Sickle cell anemia is a medical disorder that causes red blood cells to be sickle in shape, rather than the traditional round shape of a healthy blood cell. The crescent shaped cells get trapped in blood vessels, which causes them to slow down or block… Read More
Hemophilia is a medical condition that affects the blood’s ability to clot properly, which can lead to excessive bleeding, both internally and externally, for any type of injury no matter how minor.
Individuals with hemophilia often experience large… Read More
Chronic insomnia can have a debilitating effect on an individual. It may make you tired and irritable and can affect your ability to concentrate.
Although these side effects may affect your ability to work, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is… Read More
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available to children who have epilepsy if they meet certain requirements outlined by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and their parents have low assets or income.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder… Read More
Although strokes most often occur in adults over the age of retirement, a portion of those who experience strokes are under the age of 65.
If you are under retirement age, a stroke can impact all facets of your life, including your ability to work to… Read More
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), is a chronic neuropsychiatric disorder that can affect both children and adults.
The condition can range from moderate to extreme, which can interfere with… Read More
Bipolar disorder’s cycles of depression and mania, with possible hyperactivity, rapid speech and thinking, euphoria, and poor judgement can make holding a job impossible for some.
Fortunately, if you meet certain requirements or are unable to function… Read More
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that is characterized by a failure to recover from the effects of seeing or experiencing a traumatic event, such as an accident, violence, abuse, rape or a natural disaster. This condition is common… Read More
Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder caused by brain damage from a brain injury or an abnormal development in the brain that occurs before birth, during the birthing process or immediately after birth.
It results in a loss or impairment of motor… Read More