Disabling eye conditions can make it difficult to maintain a normal life, and workers who suffer from these conditions may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. There are many different types of disabling eye conditions that qualify for Social Security disability. In order to determine if you are eligible for disability benefits as a […]
How to Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits with Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is a common eye disorder that mainly affects people over 50. Symptoms of macular degeneration include blurred or reduced central vision. This is due to the thinning of the macula, the part of the retina responsible for clear vision in your direct line of sight. There are two types of macular degeneration in […]
Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits for Lyme Disease?
The Social Security Administration provides disability benefits for those Americans who have become too disabled to work due to a serious injury or medical condition. In order to qualify for these benefits, an applicant has to be able to prove the symptoms of their impairment (and/or its treatment) are so severe that they are unable […]
Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits for Leukemia
If the symptoms and treatment of your leukemia make it impossible for you to work or engage in everyday activities, you may be eligible for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. To qualify for SSA disability benefits, you must be able to prove that your leukemia-related impairments meet the criteria as listed under Malignant […]
How to Win Disability Benefits for PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a very real disability that is often misunderstood. Living with PTSD becomes more devastating when sufferers find they can no longer do their jobs. Getting much-needed disability benefits for PTSD can be particularly frustrating. If you are struggling with PTSD and cannot work, we can help you obtain the benefits […]
Does a Personal Injury Settlement Affect SSDI or SSI?
Will a personal injury settlement affect the SSDI or SSI monthly benefits you currently receive? Should you apply for Social Security disability benefits and pursue a personal injury claim at the same time? These are important questions, and for each form of Social Security benefit, the answer is different. For example, you’ve been seriously injured […]
Social Security Disability Benefits for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common intestinal disorder; more than 200,000 persons are diagnosed with the condition each year. The exact causes of IBS are not known. Women are affected by IBS at higher rates than men. The physical symptoms of IBS can include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, diarrhea, gas, and constipation. Most people […]
Stop the Wait Act – Changes to the Law that Disabled Workers Need Now
The “Stop the Wait Act” is a bill to amend Title II of the Social Security Act. Its purpose is to eliminate the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits waiting period and the Medicare waiting period for disabled individuals, as follows: After you finally win the Social Security Disability benefits you’ve applied for, what’s the […]
Is Social Security Disability Back Pay Taxable?
While Houston Social Security lawyers Marc Whitehead & Associates can’t speed up the time it takes the Social Security Administration (SSA) to make a decision on your claim, we can make the process flow more smoothly by providing all the information the SSA needs to make their decision. One of the biggest frustrations for applicants […]
Cerebral Atrophy Social Security Disability Claims
When the damage caused by cerebral atrophy becomes so debilitating that a person is unable to work, they may be able to obtain disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Obtaining Social Security disability benefits for cerebral, or brain tissue, atrophy can be difficult. That’s because there is no specific entry for cerebral atrophy in […]