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 … [Read more...] about In-Depth Condition: Degenerative Disc Disease
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If you’re like me, animals are an important part of your life. Studies have shown that interacting with pets can reduce tension, ease depression, boost positive chemicals in the brain, and even lower your blood pressure. Especially if you have a physical or mental disability, animals can be an amazing lifeline as you’re adjusting to a difficult condition. So why … [Read more...] about How to Register a Service Animal
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 … [Read more...] about Does Obesity Qualify for Disability Benefits?
If your condition does not meet the criteria set by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) “Blue Book,” you may still qualify for benefits under a medical-vocational allowance. To receive a medical-vocational allowance, the SSA will put your case through a series of GRID rules to determine whether you qualify for benefits. GRID rules are simply a variety of factors … [Read more...] about What Are GRID Rules?
If you are a veteran with a medical condition that keeps you from working full time, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. We know the Social Security program can be confusing, especially when other government compensation might be involved. Here are five common questions veterans may have about Social Security Disability benefits. Can I receive VA … [Read more...] about 5 Common Questions Veterans Have About Social Security