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Lymphedema patients may be eligible to collect Social Security

California residents who suffer from lymphedema may discover that filing for Social Security Disability Income could be a challenge since the ailment is not listed in the Social Security Administration Blue Book as a specific malady. However, those who are afflicted with lymphedema and similar diseases could possibly be able to collect SSDI.

SSDI rule will make it harder for non-English speakers

Disabled people in California who do not speak English may have a harder time qualifying for Social Security disability insurance under a new rule that was recently announced by the current administration. The new rule removes a lack of English-speaking ability from the factors that are taken into consideration when evaluating the education of applicants.

Applying for Social Security with back and spine disorders

Degenerative disc disease and the associated pain can make completing work difficult or impossible. As a result, California residents with this condition may apply for Social Security disability benefits to provide income for themselves and their families. According to the Social Security Administration, claims for disability benefits based on degenerative disc disease are assessed according to the portion of its manual dealing with various spinal disorders. This listing encompasses a range of spinal conditions, including spinal stenosis and vertebral fractures in addition to degenerative disorders.

Understanding the SSA's evaluation process for benefits

The system of providing Social Security disability benefits involves a complex maze of rules, regulations and decisions regarding prior cases. By employing a sequential process to evaluate an eligible applicant's claim, the Social Security Administration will determine if there is indeed a "disability" that warrants benefits. For many California claimants, how their particular mental or physical impairment fits within the SSA's Blue Book, or Listing of Impairments, is crucial to the ultimate disability decision. However, even if a claimant's impairment is among those included in the Blue Book, it's not certain that disability benefits will be awarded.

The process for obtaining a medical vocational allowance

California residents and others who have physical or mental impairments that make it impossible to work may be entitled to disability benefits. Typically, benefits are granted if a person meets medical vocational allowance criteria. This means that an individual cannot go back to any job that he or she has had over the past 15 years. It also means that an individual would not be qualified to do any other work that he or she could be mentally or physically able to perform.

Medical records may not be enough for SSD benefits

For people in California who cannot work due to a disability, Social Security Disability benefits can be crucial to making ends meet and surviving. However, in order to obtain SSD benefits successfully, many people must go through a lengthy, complex process, especially following an initial denial. In order to make a successful claim for disability benefits, people must often submit a substantial amount of documentary evidence that backs up their claims about their limitations. Medical records are a key area of required documents for applicants because they indicate a professional diagnosis as well as the onset of the disability.

Overview of the Social Security Disability appeals process

Many people in San Diego who have some knowledge of how Social Security disability works, including those who read this blog, may have figured out that many applicants for benefits will at some point in the process need to appeal the Social Security Administration's decision. Appeals of denied claims for SSDI benefits or SSI benefits can be thought of as a three-step process, although these three steps do not account for the fact that applicants can also ask for a field office to reconsider the initial application for benefits.

Proposal could make medical reviews more frequent

A pending proposal which the Social Security Administration is floating may mean that San Diego residents who are currently drawing disability benefits will be subject to more frequent eligibility reviews to see if they will be allowed to continue receiving their monthly payments. How often a resident of Southern California on SSD benefits will be subject to a review depends on their medical condition.

Disabled young adults have options for benefits

Many people in the San Diego area and throughout Southern California may have struggled with an illness or injury for all of their lives. Oftentimes, as he or she approaches adulthood, a person suffering under this sort of condition, or the person's caregivers, will realize that the person will not be able to find meaningful work because of the condition.

How can you obtain benefits for an intellectual disability?

Experts estimate that one out of 100 people suffer from what the mental health community now refers to as an "intellectual" disability. In practice, this means that hundreds of thousands of California residents have limited intellectual functioning, to the point of having their professional and personal lives affected significantly. In many cases, someone with an intellectual disability may have a hard time holding a job or even performing basic life tasks.