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Can I Get Social Security Disability(SSDI) For Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the United States with cigarettes being the main factor. Treatment may consist of a combination of surgery, chemotherapy or  x-ray radiation.  There are three main types of lung cancer: 1. the most common type is called non-small cell cancer. The names associated with this cancer […]

Can I Get Social Security Disability For Small Cell Lung Cancer?

Small cell lung cancer, also called oat cell cancer,  is one of those conditions which will allow disability benefits. It comes under the heading of Compassionate Allowances.  It is considered  a very aggresive form of cancer and spreads more quickly than other forms of cancer of the lung. It has a very poor prognosis. It […]

Can I get Social Security disability for a TIA(transient ischemic attack)?

A transient ischemic attack(TIA) is sometimes called a mini stroke or a warning stroke. It is due to a clot in one of the blood vessels suppying blood to the brain. The difference between a TIA and a stroke is that in the case of a TIA the blockage is temporary and usually  lasts a […]

Can I get Social Security disability for bowel surgery, ulcerative colitis or Chron’s disease?

When applying for Social Security disability due to gastrointestinal problems specific criteria must be met in order to receive benefits. Weight loss must be shown related to many conditions including stricture(narrowing) of the esophagus, bowel obstruction requiring surgery, inflammatory diseases of the bowel such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis and pancreatic disease. All of […]

Get Social Security disability for tumor(meningioma) of the brain.

A meningioma is one of the commonest type of brain tumor and is primarily found  in women.  Most of them are non-cancerous and tend to grow slowly. Many are not found for long periods of time and may not cause any problems until they grow and impact on certain areas of the brain and spinal […]

Can I get Social Security disability(SSDI) for osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease. It causes bones to be brittle and weak resulting in an increase chance for fractures especially involving the spine, hips or wrist due to falls. It can affect both men and women, but white and asian women and mostly older women past menopause are at the […]

Can I get Social Security disability for being overweight?

Obesity is a growing problem in this country affecting millions of people. It may vary from being moderately overweight to reaching morbid obesity levels. Morbid obesity is seen when one reaches a BMI of over 40. It was very rare years ago to see people morbidly obese, but today it is not unusual. It can […]

Can I get Social security benefits for burns on my hands and legs?

There are several different types of burns that can affect your ability to perform your work duties. They may be due to electrical, chemical or thermal injuries and fall under the heading of soft tissue injuries. The location and severity of these injuries will determine the degree of your impairment and chances for receiving disability […]

Mistakes which can spoil your Social Security Disability claim

There are several situations which can reduce your chances for getting Social Security disability benefits when appealing your case.  1. Failure to file an appeal within 60 days. 2. Attempting to represent yourself. The disability process is very difficult to understand for most individuals. A lawyer with special knowledge of how the system works is […]

Get Social Security Disability due to depression, anxiety and arthritic problems

Getting Social Security Disability benefits is not an easy task. The majority of applicants on the first and even the second attempt are often denied.  Many physical problems related to arthritis involving various joints are associated with mental difficulties such as anxiety and depression.  Inability to carry out one’s duties at work and activities of […]