CDL Social Security Disability Law Blog

Eye Health Awareness & How Blind Americans Can Acquire SSDI Benefits

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jun 2, 2022 5:28:26 PM

In the United States, different holidays in June raise awareness for eye health and blindness. For instance, there is Cataracts Awareness Month in June, International Nystagmus Day on June 20, and Deafblind Awareness Week on the week of June 26. 

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Topics: SSDI benefits

Veterans: Learn About Your Benefits and SSDI during Military Appreciation Month

Posted by Derek Cervoni on May 6, 2022 9:17:16 AM

As May is National Military Appreciation Month, it is a special month for those in and out of the military. We show support and pay tribute to those in the military, and we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country. 

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day and SSDI

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Feb 25, 2022 7:34:25 AM

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day takes place in February each year.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day was created in 2013 by the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) to raise awareness for people who function daily with pain and misconceptions about rheumatoid arthritis.

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Topics: SSDI

January, Glaucoma Awareness Month and Your SSDI Choices

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jan 28, 2022 1:46:30 PM

With Glaucoma Awareness Month upon us, we need to talk about this sight-stealing disease.  

According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), more than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, and over 60 million people worldwide have glaucoma. And by 2030, the NEI predicts that this number will increase to 4.2 million, a 58 percent jump.

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Epilepsy Awareness and your SSDI Options

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Dec 27, 2021 3:48:22 PM

Did you know that over three million Americans and more than 65 million people across the world suffer from the disorder known as epilepsy? Simply put, epilepsy is a condition where patients deal with electrical brain “storms,” which are commonly referred to as seizures.

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Topics: SSDI

Did You Know You Can Apply for SSDI at the same time as VA Disability?

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Nov 23, 2021 9:32:16 AM

November is Military Family Appreciation Month. It is a time when we honor, recognize and show our gratitude for those who bravely served our country. It is important to remember the unique sacrifices and challenges Veterans faced and still face each day.  

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Topics: SSDI

Social Security Disability COLA Gets Largest Increase In Decades As Inflation Jumps

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Oct 22, 2021 12:53:40 PM

The Social Security Administration announced on Wednesday October 13, 2021 that there will be an increase in benefits for people who receive Social Security Disability (SSDI). This massive 5.9% increase is the highest COLA increase we have seen in 39 years.

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Topics: social security disability

Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Musculoskeletal Disorders

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Sep 21, 2021 10:20:37 AM

The new medical criteria for evaluating musculoskeletal disorders are now in effect. The new listings contain specific criteria for evaluating the effects of musculoskeletal disorders on functioning. They also seek to resolve inconsistencies in policy applications that made it confusing for disabled Americans to get the benefits they deserved.

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Collecting Social Security Disability benefits for Seizures

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Aug 20, 2021 9:51:24 AM

Many medical conditions can cause seizures. From epilepsy to brain tumors, a variety of medical disorders and viruses can result in seizures. While some seizures go away on their own with treatment, others can become debilitating and interfere with a person’s ability to work, maintain their lifestyle, and even properly care for themselves.  

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Topics: social security disability

Qualifying for SSI or SSDI with Cerebral Palsy

Posted by Derek Cervoni on Jul 15, 2021 2:59:21 PM

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common motor disability in childhood and affects an estimated 1 in 345 children in the United States. This disability is present from birth and can drastically affect the child’s entire life. Disabilities and impairments range drastically depending on the severity of CP. However, according to the CDC, 41% of children with CP were limited in their ability to crawl, walk, and run. In addition, 31% of children with CP needed the use of special equipment such as walkers or wheelchairs.  

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Topics: SSDI, SSI