Every month we take a deep dive into a specific disability condition. Here’s everything you need to know about degenerative disc disease: What is it? Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is actually a misnomer since it isn’t a disease at all. It’s simply the normal aging process of the spine. Between each of your vertebrae, you have soft discs of cartilage that act as shock … [Read more...] about In-Depth Condition: Degenerative Disc Disease
Obesity is a tricky subject when it comes to Social Security Disability benefits. While many of the health complications that arise from obesity qualify for benefits, obesity in and of itself doesn’t. The Social Security Administration defines obesity as “a chronic disease marked by an excess of body fat and usually caused by a combination of genetic, behavioral and … [Read more...] about Does Obesity Qualify for Disability Benefits?
When applying for Social Security disability benefits, you’re probably wondering which ailments you need to inform the Social Security Administration (SSA) about. As a general rule of thumb, you only need tell the SSA about any medical condition (or combination of conditions) that interfere with your ability to work. This means your ability to show up for work on time on a … [Read more...] about Quick Tip: What Health Conditions Should I Mention on my Disability Application?
Many may be under the misconception that they aren’t eligible for a handicapped parking permit or plate, or that they don’t need one when they’re dealing with pain on a frequent basis. If you are unable to walk further than 200 feet without resting, cannot walk without assistance, restricted by lung or heart conditions, use portable oxygen, or are limited in your ability to … [Read more...] about Handicapped Parking Permits
Traditionally, October is the month of spooky celebrations, changing leaves, and the time to take out the winter coats. However, many still don’t know that October marks breast cancer awareness - A time for hope, learning, pink ribbons, and spreading the word. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women as well as the most commonly diagnosed cancer in … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Awareness Month