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Can I Receive SSD Benefits for Schizophrenia?

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Schizophrenia, a serious, psychotic mental disorder, can impact your life drastically as do so many visible illnesses. It can make it very difficult to control your behavior, distinguish delusions or hallucinations from reality, think logically, and even interact socially in a normal manner. A Spectrum Disorder However, schizophrenia is also known as a “spectrum” disorder…

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Is a Divorced Spouse Eligible for Survivor Benefits?

Picture of a couple sitting with attorney signing divorce papers June 18th, 2020

For many survivors, their spouse’s benefits can make an impact. These benefits often help to keep them financially afloat. But what about ex-spouses who are divorced from the deceased after years of marriage; do they receive benefits too? Ex-Spouses Married for at Least a Decade Surviving divorced spouses who were married to their husband or…

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5 Steps to Take to Help Cope With Your Disability

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Being diagnosed with a disability can be overwhelming, stressful, and scary to go through. It’s important to know there are actions you can take to help empower yourself. At the same time, it’s also crucial to reach out for the support you need. Here are some outlets for managing your disability and moving forward with…

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Can Alcohol or Drug Use Impact My Disability Claim?

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The Social Security Administration no longer awards disability benefits for those who are solely struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. But what happens if you are disabled and you, are struggling with substance abuse as well? Can you still receive benefits? Is Your Disability Caused or Worsened By Addiction? As stated, the SSA will not…

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Can Social Security Disability Recipients Receive the Stimulus Bill?

April 28th, 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have heard about the stimulus bill. Formally named the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), this provision would provide a one-time payment of $1,200 to eligible individuals and $2,400 to eligible families. Most discussions surrounding eligibility revolve around tax returns. But what does that mean for…

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Why It’s Critical to Turn to a Skilled SSD Lawyer

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While these are uncertain times, if you are looking to apply for disability benefits you should reach out to a skilled Social Security Disability lawyer as soon as possible in order to help improve your chances of approval. How Can a Disability Attorney Help Me? The Social Security Disability process can be quite complex and…

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3 Tips for Supporting a Loved One with Chronic Illness

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6 in 10 adults in the U.S. battle chronic illness, while 4 in 10 are battling two or more. When someone has been diagnosed with a chronic illness it can be devastating for him or her. The way in which they have been used to…

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Can You Obtain Social Security Disability Benefits for “Invisible Illnesses?”

Picture of a middle aged blonde woman with blue eyes looking upset March 31st, 2020

Many disabilities are evident just by looking at someone. When someone sees clues that another person has a disability (e.g. they are using a wheelchair), there is a common understanding that special accommodations should be made to help that person. But what about disabilities that cannot be seen? Just because a disability is not always…

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What Common Conditions Qualify for Disability Benefits?

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You may be confused about what conditions are covered under Social Security Disability. We break down the main types of conditions to keep in mind. Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue Disorders Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue conditions are those, which impact an individual’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, or nerves. Diseases of this nature account for the…

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How Much Does It Cost to Hire an SSD Lawyer?

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If you experience a serious, long-term illness or injury that prevents you from working, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed and worried about affording medical treatment and basic needs. While Social Security Disability benefits can help you during this difficult time, the process to obtaining benefits can be complicated and confusing. That’s why it is important…

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