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Seizures can seriously impact your ability to work

Millions of people worldwide suffer from epilepsy, a disorder in which abnormal electrical activity causes seizures and other serious symptoms. While seizures do not necessarily prevent people from performing work-related tasks, a seizure occurring at the wrong time can turn into a serious hazard for you or the coworkers around you. Stress is often a common cause of seizures and even office workers that do not do much physical labor can often suffer from them.

How do cancer treatment and its effects impact SSD benefits?

Georgia residents who receive a diagnosis of cancer will have a great deal going through their minds as they prepare for treatment and hope that it will be effective. They will consider their families, their future and, inevitably, their finances. Some may find that they cannot work because of the disease and need to remain home while they are being treated. This can be a financial hardship. Fortunately, there are Social Security disability programs that can help. However, there are important requirements with qualifying SSD benefits for illness. With cancer, one of the factors that is considered is the anticancer therapy and its effects on the person. Knowing how this is assessed is critical to being approved for SSD.

The SSA has a five-step process to decide if you are disabled

If you have a medical condition that prevents you from earning a living, you may consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Once you file your application to receive SSDI benefits for illness, the Social Security Administration will begin its five-step evaluation process to determine whether you are disabled under the SSA's definition of disability.

Social Security Disability for early-onset Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a debilitating disease that can cause serious mental and physical disability over time. While many people assume that Alzheimer's only affects people over the age of 65, statistics show that up to five percent of the people that have Alzheimer's have early-onset Alzheimer's starting in their 40s and 50s.

Mental disorders may qualify for SSD benefits

According to the Social Security Administration, both physical disabilities and mental disorders could keep you out of work and qualify you for benefits. In order to qualify for SSDI benefits for illness, it is important that you prove to the SSA that you meet the necessary criteria.

Receiving Social Security disability benefits for heart disease

It is no surprise that many Georgia residents with heart disease are unable to work and must rely on Social Security disability benefits for financial support. However, the Social Security Administration will not automatically grant you SSDI benefits for illnesses just because you had a heart attack. The SSA has specific criteria that you must meet to qualify for benefits.

What respiratory disorders qualify for SSD benefits?

A respiratory disorder can be debilitating to such an extent that it impairs an individual's ability to work, resulting in lost wages and an the potential inability to make ends meet. Those workers who are unable to remain on the job may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. These benefits will not replace all the income or wages lost due to disease, but they will help to relieve some of the financial stress created by wage loss.

Do mental illnesses qualify for Social Security benefits?

It is an unfortunate fact that all across Atlanta individuals suffer from diseases and disorders that no one else can see. While a physical condition such as paralysis may be witnessed by another person, medical issues such as bipolar disorder or depression may lay under the surface of the sufferer's appearance.

What are compassionate allowances?

Compassionate allowances is an important program through the Social Security Administration and its Social Security disability program that disabled individuals should be familiar with. Because Social Security disability can be complicated, disabled individuals may have many questions concerning compassionate allowances and Social Security disability benefits in general.

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