August 2020

Applying for Disability Benefits with COPD

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Living with certain diseases can make many aspects of your life much more difficult. One such example is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD. COPD is a series of lung diseases, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that impact air intake and affect your ability to breathe, also causing damage to your…

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What Common Musculoskeletal Disorders Can Qualify for SSD?

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The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Blue Book, which lists conditions and how to evaluate them for purposes of qualifying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, lists various categories under which conditions are divided. One such category is the musculoskeletal system. Although the Blue Book includes a list of recognized musculoskeletal disorders, it is not enough…

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