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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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