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How long does it take to receive SSD benefits?

When Georgia residents are in need of serious help, they often cannot afford to wait for that help to arrive. This is often the case when it comes to financial matters, as a person may not be able to do anything to delay his or her financial needs while the person waits for financial assistance to arrive.

Helping you navigate through the Social Security benefits process

With the New Year now here, many Georgia residents have made resolutions for different ways in which they wish to improve their lives. For some individuals, health concerns top the list, as they are looking to improve their physical and mental well-being. For others, financial goals may be in mind, including improving their savings or paying down debt.

Willing but unable to work, millions rely on SSD & SSI benefits

An individual's ability to take in and process information, think clearly, reason and make rational decisions are critical to not only succeed in one's personal life, but also professionally. For millions of Americans living with a mental disorder, disruptive symptoms often interfere with their ability to be one time, process information, pay attention to details and make decisions; thereby making it extremely difficult to both find and keep a job.

Fibromyalgia gaining legitimacy within medical community

Imagine being in constant pain, feeling fatigued and yet not being able to sleep and having noticeable difficulty remembering or recalling information. For individuals with fibromyalgia, these painful and disruptive side effects interfere with their ability to enjoy and participate in life. Yet, despite these obvious and disruptive symptoms, until fairly recently, many within the medical community failed to recognize fibromyalgia as a true medical disorder.

Schizophrenia and Social Security disability

Throughout one's life, an individual may struggle to find harmony between perception and reality. For most people, how they perceive an event or situation is closely in line with reality and merely colored by one's own insecurities or personal experiences. However, for an individual living with schizophrenia, the lines between perception and reality are very blurry and, in some cases, nonexistent.

For those living with multiple sclerosis, every day brings challenges

Imagine waking up one day and having difficulty walking. The next day you may not even make it out of bed due to extreme fatigue and dizziness. For those living with multiple sclerosis, every day brings new surprises and challenges that can adversely impact an individual’s mental and psychological health.

New medical conditions added to Compassionate Allowances program

Individuals with illnesses and injuries who can no longer work may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Millions of Americans live with a disability, and they can apply for SSDI benefits. SSDI claims can take a while to be reviewed before someone receives any benefits. Is there anything individuals with severe or terminal illnesses can do to speed up the process?

Hispanic women have higher risk for lupus

Millions of Americans suffer from lupus, which can cause debilitating symptoms and complications. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that happens after a person's immune system attacks healthy tissue. Living with lupus can be very difficult, and many patients with this disease struggle to continue working during a flare-up.

Rural cancer patients less likely to receive paid disability

Cancer patients face many challenges. Many people struggle with what to do after being diagnosed with cancer. Understanding the different treatment options available and the financial impact cancer will have in your life can result in many emotions. 

Asperger's syndrome affects many people, including Susan Boyle

Asperger's syndrome is a form of autism that many Americans suffer from. Asperger's syndrome has become more recognized by the public in recent years due to the medical community learning more about Asperger's and diagnosing more individuals with the condition who previously may not have known that they had a form of autism. 

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