Multiple sclerosis causes many people to sporadically miss work or stop working altogether. When MS forces you out of work, important disability benefits may be available to you from the Social Security Administration (SSA), or you may have coverage through an employer’s benefit plan or under a private disability policy. Veterans with MS may be […]
In recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the disability denial attorneys at Marc Whitehead & Associates would like to focus attention on this often misdiagnosed disease that claims the lives of over 14,000 women in the U.S. each year. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 78 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer […]
Was your syncope disability insurance claim recently denied? If you suffer from chronic syncopal episodes to the extent that you are no longer able to work, you may qualify for disability benefits.
However, insurance companies are known for denying or terminating syncope disability benefits. They will argue that even if a claimant suffers repeated bouts of fainting, they can have someone take them to work and that they can perform sedentary work.
Disability claims involving substance abuse disorder can be particularly challenging. Alcoholism and drug dependence are serious problems that gravely harm a person’s health.
If you have questions about whether your long term disability claim for substance abuse is warranted, please contact our law firm without delay. We will review your claim and provide accurate, legal direction so you are able to move forward.
Do you suffer from speech disorder disability? Did your disability insurance company deny your claim for disability benefits?
When you are burdened with a speech disorder, you experience loss of speech and communication. When you can no longer communicate because of a speech impairment it can be quite difficult to function in your work duties as well as daily activities.
If you suffer from sleep apnea and were denied long term disability benefits by your insurance company, Social Security or the Department of Veterans Affairs, Marc Whitehead & Associates can help you win the benefits you deserve.
When you live with sleep apnea, you experience repeated, significant interruptions in breathing while sleeping. Some individuals stop breathing for up to two minutes. This stop/start cycle of breathing–not breathing may occur hundreds of time each night.
Neck pain and cervical disorders may qualify for long term disability (LTD) benefits from your insurance company. Yet don’t be surprised if your disability claim is denied.
While insurers may promise to pay LTD benefits if you are unable to work, many will deny valid claims, lowball payments or resort to delay tactics – hoping you will give in and abandon the claim.
You’re constantly exhausted. You seem to bruise and bleed just by touching things. You have trouble breathing whenever you engage in physical activities. Even your very bones cause you pain.
These are just a few of the reasons the SSA includes myelofibrosis disability in their list of impairments that are eligible for Social Security disability benefits. After all, it’s not easy to work when you’re constantly tired, in pain, or worried about hurting yourself.
When your stomach, esophagus, or small intestine are hemorrhaging so much blood that you need to have transfusions, you know that a serious problem is going on. Thankfully, so does the Social Security Administration.
That’s why gastrointestinal hemorrhaging qualifies as a disability. All you have to do is meet their eligibility requirements. How do you meet these requirements and get the Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits you need?
If you have chronic liver disease, you know just how serious it is. You feel weak and tired. You lose weight, partially because you’re either vomiting or feeling nauseous most of the time. And you can develop jaundice.
Needless to say, maintaining gainful employment often isn’t an option. All of your focus has to be spent on getting through the day.