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Can I Get Disability For Mesothelioma?

What is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer affecting the mesothelium, the lining that forms around most of the body’s internal organs. There are two common kinds of mesothelioma; pleural mesothelioma – affecting the chest area; and peritoneal mesothelioma – affecting the abdominal area. Pleural mesothelioma has been linked to an exposure to […]

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Can I Get Disability for Crohn’s Disease?

  Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease affecting the gastrointestinal tract. It is a chronic disease that may affect the entire gastrointestinal tract, but mainly affects the small bowel and the beginning of the colon. Symptoms include constipation, persistent diarrhea, abdominal pains and rectal bleeding, among others. A doctor can perform testing to confirm […]

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Can I Get Social Security Disability Assistance for Alcohol or Drug Addiction?

Alcoholism and drug dependency are serious problems that can severely affect both the physical and mental health of a person. In the past, it was possible to receive Social Security assistance for alcoholism and drug addiction. This has since changed, and it is now not possible to receive disability assistance just based on substance dependency […]

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Criminal Convictions and Social Security Disability Payments

Criminal convictions can affect many areas of a person’s life, including the ability to receive Social Security disability payments. Generally, eligibility for Social Security disability is based on a person working and paying Social Security taxes for at least 10 years. A person also needs to have a qualifying disability that lasts for 12 or […]

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Social Security Disability And Diabetes

Social Security disability assistance is usually available for people suffering for various serious conditions that limit their ability to work. If you suffer from diabetes, you may qualify for Social Security assistance if you can show the effects of the disease on your work life. The assistance you receive can make a significant difference, as […]

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Can I Get Disability For Hearing Loss?

If you qualify under the Social Security Administration’s definition of someone suffering from hearing loss, you may receive disability assistance. In most cases, your hearing loss must be profound or you must suffer from complete deafness in order to qualify as disabled. Qualifying for Assistance Generally, you can qualify for disability assistance if the social […]

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Epilepsy and Social Security Benefits

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a recurrent neurological disorder characterized by frequent seizures and may in some cases be the cause of additional medical conditions. The seizures may be convulsive or non-convulsive. Because seizures can be caused by other conditions, a person may be diagnosed with Epilepsy only after having multiple seizures that are unexplained […]

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Can I Get Disability For Fibromyalgia?

  What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a condition mainly found in women, though it may affect some men, in which a person suffers muscle and joint pain and fatigue. It is characterized by pain in several key points on the body that are particularly painful if pressure is applied to them. Qualifying for disability assistance […]

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Can I Get Disability for Depression?

  Generally, a person may qualify for disability assistance for depression as a medical condition. The Social Security Act defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity, such as work, by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has […]

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