When Do Your Social Security Disability Benefits End?

Congratulations! Your Social Security Disability Benefits (SSD) application has been approved, and you’re now receiving benefits. We know how important SSD benefits are to you and your family. We also know the blood, sweat and tears you poured into the process – especially if your benefits were granted after one or more appeals. Now that Read More

What is a Social Security Disability Award Letter?

Applying for social security disability benefits can seem like a game of “hurry up and wait.” You gather every medical record that supports the disability diagnosis and its impact on your ability to work, compile information on your employment and salary history, meet with a disability examiner for an interview and submit an application – Read More

Spinal Arachnoiditis and Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits

Spinal arachnoiditis is the result of inflammation of the arachnoid, one of the many membranes that surround the spinal cord nerves. The cause of spinal arachnoiditis isn’t always clear; it can be the result of spinal trauma, meningitis, chronic compression or irritation of nerve roots, among other factors. Symptoms follow no specific pattern, can vary Read More

Spondylosis and Social Security Disability Benefits

Cervical spondylosis is a catch-all term for wear and tear on spinal discs in the neck, the normal result of advancing age. Signs of osteoarthritis develop as the discs begin to shrink, which can include the formation of bone spurs (bony projections along the edges of the bones). Cervical spondylosis is common, affecting more than Read More

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