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Tips for preparing to apply for Social Security disability

The decision to apply for Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits can be intimidating. It can come at a time when the disabled individual is unable to work because of their disability and has also had to make the difficult transition from their work and career. The process of applying for Social Security disability benefits can be time consuming and challenging but it is not impossible to obtain benefits and some tips for applying may help.

Cancer patients may qualify for Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability benefits are important benefits available to disabled individuals who have worked and paid into Social Security Disability. Social Security Disability benefits are available to individuals who suffer from disabilities that prevent him them from working. Disabilities may be caused by a physical or mental medical condition, including cancer. Additionally, disabled individuals suffering from cancer may be able to receive expedited processing of their claim for disability benefits.

Social Security disability benefits for mental illness

While Social Security disability benefits may be available for illnesses such as mental illnesses, it can sometimes be challenging to prove mental illness. In general, Social Security disability benefits may be available for disabled individuals suffering from a physical or mental medical condition that prevents them from working. In addition, the physical or mental medical condition must be expected to last longer than 12 months or result in death.

Southern states have highest number of disability recipients

Greater than 10 million Americans receive Social Security Disability benefits. While a neighboring state may have the second highest number of residents nationally receiving disability benefits, an analysis of the most recent Social Security data available revealed that southern states in general have higher numbers of residents receiving disability benefits than other regions of the country.

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