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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.

The work history component of Social Security disability

Disability may seem unlikely to many people, however, a 20-year old worker has a 25 percent chance of becoming disabled prior to reaching retirement age. This makes Social Security disability (SSD) insurance benefits all the more important to understand. Social Security disability benefits are available to disabled individuals who suffer from a medical condition that is so severe that it prevents them from working and is expected to last for 12 months or longer or result in death. Social Security disability is a program workers pay into during their work years.

The requirements for disability due to a heart condition

Heart disease can be a serious daily concern for sufferers. When heart disease interferes with the sufferer's ability work and earn a living to support themselves and their families, Social Security disability (SSD) benefits may be available to help. Heart conditions are included among the illnesses that Social Security disability benefits may be available for. The Social Security Administration (SSA) includes disorders that impact the proper functioning of the heart or circulatory system as heart conditions disability benefits may be available for.

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