Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome and Social Security Disability Benefits

Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a rare, neurological disorder that affects up to 200,000 people each year. Tissue damage to the nervous and/or immune system following some type of trauma, usually a musculoskeletal or nerve injury, surgery, or prolonged periods of immobilization. The damage causes the nerves to misfire, at which point they begin Read More

What Forms Do I Need To Complete During the Social Security Disability Process?

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin’s words are good advice for life, and good advice as you prepare to apply for social security disability as well. The success of your SSD application has as much to do with the information you provide as it does with your Read More

Spinal Stenosis and Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Spinal stenosis is a spinal disorder that occurs when spaces within the spine narrow; this narrowing then puts pressure on spinal nerves, which can cause symptoms ranging from none or mild or severe. Those who experience symptoms may suffer from numbness, tingling or weakness in the upper or lower extremities; have trouble with walking or Read More

Multiple Sclerosis and Social Security Disability Benefits

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that affects the body’s central nervous system. Damage to the myelin sheath, which protects the nerves, interferes with the nerve’s ability to transmit signals between the brain, spinal cord and other parts of the body. The inability to properly transmit signals can lead to a variety of issues, Read More

Social Security Disability Evaluation Checklist for Providers

If you are a medical provider whose patient is applying for social security disability benefits, you may think a letter of medical condition from you is enough for their SSD application to be approved. Unfortunately, eligibility for benefits requires more than simply a doctor’s note stating that the applicant is disabled. Ensuring that you have Read More