mental illness

Social Security Disability Benefits for Mental Illness

If you suffer from mental illness, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. However, in order to qualify, you must meet guidelines established by the Social Security Administration (“SSA”). In this article, we review the requirements to qualify for Social Security disability benefits for mental illness.  How to Qualify The first thing you…

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child with autism

Social Security Disability Benefits for Autism

Autism is a condition that affects a person’s communication and social interaction skills. The condition is usually recognized by the time a person turns three years old. There are several signs of autism, and people experience them in varying degrees. When autism is severe, it is considered a disability. Individuals with autism who are unable…

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social security disability

SSDI and SSI: What’s the Difference?

If you suffer from a disability, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits. The two primary types of Social Security disability benefits are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Below is an overview on the difference between SSDI and SSI.  What is SSDI? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides…

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middle age woman with ssd benefits

Social Security Disability Benefits for People 55 and Older

The Social Security Administration (“SSA”) offers benefits to people who are unable to work due to disability. Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) and Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) are the largest of these disability benefits programs. Although these programs are different in many ways, both provide financial assistance to those who have a disability and meet…

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Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits

If you suffer from a medical condition that has rendered you unable to work, you may qualify for  Social Security disability benefits. There are two types of Social Security disability benefits: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In order to qualify for either program, you must have paid into the Social…

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brain injury

Social Security Disability Benefits for Brain Injuries

A serious brain injury is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a person. Few other injuries can affect victims in so many ways. For example, brain injury victims often face the following types of problems: Disability  Memory loss Headaches  Changes in behavior Mobility issues  Communication issues In addition, the financial impact…

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