Should You Apply for SSD Benefits if You Have Leukemia?

Whether you recently received a leukemia diagnosis or if your leukemia has returned after a period of remission, you may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Leukemia and SSD benefits Leukemia is a type of cancer that attacks the body’s blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system. It usually involves the Read More

Applying for SSD Benefits When You Have Lung Disease

Lung disease is a broad category of disability that is covered under the Social Security Administration’s respiratory disorder listing. It encompasses any respiratory disorder that either restricts or obstructs the flow of oxygen in to (restriction) or out of (obstruction) the lungs, or which interferes with the diffusion of oxygen across cell membranes. Lung disease Read More

Applying for SSD Benefits When You Are Blind

While estimates on the number of Americans who are blind vary depending on the definition of blindness used in each study, a 2015 National Health Interview Survey found that 23.7 million adults aged 18 and older reported experiencing blindness or vision loss. However, not all individuals who experience blindness or severe vision loss will qualify Read More

What You Should Know About Applying for SSD Benefits When You Have Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that affects movement, muscle tone and/or posture, and can impact a person’s ability to walk, speak or perform activities of daily living. The result of damage to the developing brain, it can occur before, during or shortly after birth. Although CP is not progressive, there is no cure. Read More

Applying for SSD Benefits When You Have A Thyroid Disorder

Thyroid disorders are the result of an abnormally functioning thyroid gland. The thyroid gland, which is part of the endocrine system, regulates hormones in the body; when the thyroid functions abnormally, hormone levels become unbalanced. That imbalance can be too high (hyperthyroidism) or too low (hypothyroidism). Yet thyroid disorders and SSD benefits do not go Read More