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Civilians and military personnel can suffer from PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is often associated with our military service members. The mental impairment, however, is not confined to the military. People in all walks of life can suffer from PTSD. The National Institute of Mental Health says that a person can develop PTSD after being exposed to a terrifying event. Southern California residents may suffer from PTSD after being the victim of an assault. Natural disasters or terrifying accidents can trigger PTSD.

How does the work history requirement for SSDI work in San Diego?

The Social Security Administration says that one out of every four people who are 20 years old will suffer from a disabling condition before reaching retirement age. The statistic may seem rather staggering to some people. But, many baby boomers felt invincible at age 20 and are now receiving Social Security disability insurance benefits. In general, workers earn credits for this important federal insurance program throughout their work history.

San Diego area residents with MS may qualify for SSDI benefits

Earlier this month the National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosted an event on the East Coast to raise awareness about MS. A meteorologist for a national network wrote a story about her life with MS. The weather forecaster, who works for Fox, says that she first noticed symptoms after the hurricane season ended in 2005. That year saw many hurricanes, including Katrina. The meteorologist says that she began experiencing her first symptoms of MS after the season ended.

Veterans with disabilities in San Diego may qualify for SSDI

Veterans who have suffered disabling conditions in service to the country may have options in terms of seeking disability benefits. People in San Diego may realize that the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs provides resources for many of our disabled vets. However, the Social Security Administration also is a possible resource for veterans who are disabled and cannot work due to a disabling condition.

Study: End of unemployment benefits and SSDI claims not linked

Some commentators claim that workers across the country have been leaning on the Social Security disability insurance benefits program as some kind of proxy for unemployment when those benefits have been exhausted. Researchers at the Columbia Business School decided to look into that issue. Professors from the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, Berkeley participated in the recent research project.

Social Security adds 25 conditions to Compassionate Allowances

In 2008, the Social Security Administration first launched the Compassionate Allowances Initiative to expedite claim determinations for the most severe qualifying medical conditions, according to the agency.

Cervical Health Awareness Month and SSDI benefits in San Diego

Cervical cancer may not necessarily garner as many headlines as some other forms of cancer. But, each year many women in California hear the news from the doctor that they have cervical cancer. Since the mid-1950s, the survival rate for women diagnosed with this form of cancer has increased significantly. Sources believe that much of the reason the survival rate has shown such positive results can be linked to the use of the Pap test, which can be important for early detection.

Anxiety disorders and California SSDI claims

Anxiety disorders may include conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, phobias and other forms of social anxiety issues, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Anxiety disorders are generally recognized as the most common class of mental health issue that Americans suffer. Some estimate that the number of adults in the United States who suffer from anxiety disorders reach as high as 40 million people per year. Notably, the CDC says that people in developed countries are more likely to suffer from some form of anxiety disorder.

Social Security Administration updates the SSDI program

The Social Security Disability Insurance program was created more than a couple years ago, and so was much of the documentation that helps administrative law judges, vocational experts and other staff members make certain decisions. For instance, the job listings document used by vocational experts was last updated in 1991.

Increase in SSDI claims follows population, workplace increases

Overall growth in the population, the maturing of baby boomers and an increase of women in the workforce over a generation or more are among the main reasons that the number of people seeking Social Security disability insurance benefits has risen in recent decades. These are among the findings of two economists who say that an aging population alone would lead to the number of people who may need to rely upon the important federal insurance benefits.