CDL Social Security Disability Law Blog

Qualifying for SSDI After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jun 30, 2021 4:17:44 PM

Every year, 1.5 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States. These injuries range from minor concussions to serious and life-threatening brain injuries. Severe brain injuries can result in a lifetime of disability, pain, and suffering.

Injured individuals may suffer cognitive impairments such as speech and language abnormalities, thinking skills, and loss of motor function. They may be unable to perform their daily care and work in their chosen profession after suffering a serious TBI.

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Topics: SSDI

How to Qualify for SSDI After a Stroke

Posted by Derek Cervoni on May 19, 2021 10:24:02 AM

Did you know that during a stroke, nearly 2 million brain cells die every minute?  

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Topics: SSDI

How To Qualify for SSDI for a Non-Healing Fracture to an Upper Extremity

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Apr 22, 2021 2:17:14 PM

Over 6 million Americans suffer bone fractures each year, whether through accidental falls or a direct trauma inflicted to the bone area from car accidents or a direct blow.

Usually, broken bones, including broken arms (fractured upper extremities), heal within 6 weeks. 

But what happens if you experience complications in the healing process? 

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How to Qualify for SSDI for Ulcerative Colitis When You’ve Had Ileostomy or Colostomy Surgery

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Mar 23, 2021 11:12:02 AM

Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects approximately 3 million adults in the U.S., according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. This disease, for which there is no cure, causes inflammation and ulcers, or sores, in a person’s digestive tract.

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How to Meet the Criteria for SSDI if You Have Muscular Dystrophy

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Feb 16, 2021 3:14:48 PM

If you’ve been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, you know just how debilitating the disease can be and how it can make it impossible for you to do the job you’ve done your whole life. This disease significantly weakens muscles, to the point that they are difficult to use. This is especially troubling for workers who have labor-intensive jobs and rely on their physical capabilities to earn an income. 

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Topics: SSDI

Are SSI and SSDI Recipients Eligible for the Second Stimulus Check?

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jan 15, 2021 8:52:00 AM


If you’re a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) recipient, there’s another stimulus payment on the way.

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Topics: SSDI benefits, SSDI

Everything You Need to Know About SSDI’s 2021 Cost of Living Adjustment

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Nov 20, 2020 12:47:26 PM

When you win Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, the amount of money you receive every month is based on a complex formula that considers how much you have paid in Social Security taxes during your working years. But if those monthly checks stayed stagnant and were never adjusted for changes in the US cost of living, inflation would eat up your benefit amounts and you’d have less purchasing power over the years you receive SSDI. There’s no way you’d be able to continue to make ends meet if SSDI benefits weren’t periodically increased to beat the rising costs of inflation. 

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Topics: SSDI

SSDI for Herniated Discs or Degenerative Disc Diseases

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Oct 15, 2020 2:29:34 PM

If you have a physically-demanding job, then getting a cervical or lumbar herniated disc, or developing degenerative disc disease, can leave you sidelined and incapable of working for a year or more. Your condition may even be so serious that you can no longer perform the job you’ve been doing your entire adult life.

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Topics: SSDI, Herniated Disc

SSDI for Heart Disease and Coronary Artery Disease

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Sep 16, 2020 9:50:45 AM

Every year, more than 3 million Americans develop coronary artery disease, also often called heart disease. This condition, which is characterized by the build-up of plaque in a patient’s arteries, limits blood flow to the heart and can cause a heart attack. Coronary artery disease is very serious, and in fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death of American men and women.

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Topics: SSDI

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and SSDI

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Aug 12, 2020 2:01:54 PM

Are you or a loved one diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and experience the associated vision loss, pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination? If so, these symptoms may be affecting your ability to work, especially if you have a physically demanding job and your symptoms are making it impossible for you to do the work that you used to do.

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Topics: Multiple Sclerosis, MS