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Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - Evaluating Obesity

Very often, the effects of obesity are often quite severe and interfere with a person's ability to work and perform activities of daily living. The question then becomes is how does obesity play into a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has regulations and rule interpretations regarding the evaluation of obesity. Typically, a person suffering from obesity that is applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or SSI benefits has numerous severe impairments.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Childhood SSI Benefits for Muscular Dystrophy

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available for a child who has suffers from muscular dystrophy. If the family income falls below certain levels and the child meets the medical requirements, he or she may be entitled to monthly monetary benefits and Medicaid (or state variant) health insurance.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - Muscular Dystrophy

A person may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits based on muscular dystrophy. If a person is not working and has been diagnosed with this severe condition, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will determine whether the person is disabled under a listing or whether jobs exist considering the person's residual functional abilities for purposes of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The Listings are just that - listings of conditions that qualify for someone disability benefits based on the diagnosis and severity of a medical impairment. A person must show that she meets or equals the listed condition and required severity.

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI) - SSA Releases New Mental Impairment Listings

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued final rules revising medical criteria for evaluating mental disorders in adults and children in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. These rules go into effect on January 17, 2017 and includes some major changes.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Childhood Liver Disease

I am preparing for a childhood Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearing for a young girl with a very serious liver disorder. As discussed previously, childhood SSI benefits are decided under different rules than utilized for adult Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. The requirements are actually more stringent. The SSA determines whether the child has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or medically equals the criteria of a listing, or that functionally equals the listings.

Childhood Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Fracture of Arm

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available for children suffering from a fracture of an upper extremity (arm).  This is part of a series of entries about childhood SSI based on musculoskeletal issues.  Click here to read about claims involving amputations.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Amputations and childhood benefits

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available for a child who has suffered from a serious injury requiring an amputation. As part of continuing series on childhood SSI or disability involving the musculoskeletal systems, I am going to focus on the listing for amputations this week.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Fractures of Femur or Tibia

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available for children suffering from serious orthopedic conditions involving the femur, tibia, pelvis, or the tarsal bones. I recently discussed the requirements for spinal disorders.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Childhood SSI and the Spine

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available for children suffering from serious spinal conditions.  Childhood SSI claims are evaluated differently than adult claims for Social Security Disability or SSI. The requirements are actually more stringent. The SSA determines whether the child has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or medically equals the criteria of a listing, or that functionally equals the listings. If so, the child is presumed to be disabled. There are no vocational steps as with an adult disability claim. Please click here for more information on Childhood SSI claims.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - Heart Transplant

In a continuation of my recent series on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for heart related conditions, this week I will look at the Social Security Administration's requirements for SSDI and SSI when someone has undergone a heart transplant. Feel free to review the rules on Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) and ischemic heart disease.

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