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Social Security Disability Benefits for Dermatitis in Children

Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin that typically causes an itchy rash and swollen, reddened skin. There are different types of dermatitis, and this condition can range in severity, with some people having dry, cracked skin and others suffering… Read More

Can You Get Disability Benefits for Borderline Personality Disorder?

Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness that involves significant emotional instability and impulsive behaviors. Individuals with this condition often have difficulty controlling emotions and may experience personality changes over short periods… Read More

How to Prepare for Questions at an ALJ Hearing

If you are appealing your Social Security Disability claim to an administrative law judge (ALJ), you need to be prepared to answer questions from the judge or your attorney at the hearing. Your answers could be a deciding factor in whether you receive… Read More

Can I Apply for Social Security Disability if I am Receiving Long-Term Disability?

Some individuals with disabilities may think they cannot apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if they are already receiving long-term disability (LTD) from their employer. However, you can receive benefits from both programs… Read More

Social Security Disability Benefits for Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness and rapid fatigue of your voluntary muscles. This condition tends to get worse over time and can cause double vision, drooping eyelids, weakness in the arms or legs and… Read More

Filing for Disability Benefits for Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a family of muscle diseases that causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. Because the effects of muscular dystrophy can be so profound and can prevent a person from working full-time, many individuals with this condition… Read More

Can I Reopen a Disability Claim?

If your application for Social Security Disability benefits is denied, you have only a limited timeframe to appeal your claim. If you decide not to appeal your claim or miss the deadline for appeal, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will close… Read More

Domains of Functioning for Children

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes that disabilities affect children differently than adults. With adults, a primary consideration for awarding benefits is whether an impairment prevents a person from working. Since children are not yet… Read More

Social Security Disability Insurance vs. Long-Term Disability Insurance

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and long-term disability insurance can both help provide monetary benefits to individuals who become disabled. However, they serve very different functions and have very different procedures in place to receive… Read More

Disability for Essential Tremor

Essential tremor is a nervous system disorder. It can occur in any part of the body, but most often occurs in the upper extremities, affecting the head, arms and voice. It is often associated with Parkinson’s disease because of similar symptoms, but it… Read More

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