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Are mental health conditions prevalent in the United States?

Not all disabilities look the same. Additionally, not all sufferers of disabilities have been battling with a disability for years. For some individuals, like those dealing with mood and substance abuse disorders, may have developed these mental conditions later in life. However, whether a person was born with a disability or acquired one later in life, this does not mean they are not suffering. Even more so, just because a person's disability is not visible on the outside does not mean that they do not have a disability and need just as much help as those living with a physical disability.

Are mental health conditions prevalent in the U.S? According to current data, mood and substance abuse disorders top the list of conditions that are negatively impacting the health of those Americans with commercial health insurance. According to a study that looked at data from over 40 million members of Blue Cross Blue Shield, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders was the top category when it came to health conditions that affected the longevity and quality of life of their members. Coming in at the number five spot was substance abuse disorders.

How does the Compassionate Allowance program help?

It is shocking, hearing the news that you have a terminal illness. It is an event that is hard to process, and can be challenging to initially move forward with. Depending on the severity of the disease, individuals might be motivated to start treatment right away. Others might wait to understand their options and how the possible treatment plans could impact his or her health. No matter what medical approach a patient takes, it is imperative that the available government programs are understood. Social Security disability benefits are designed to help those unable to work because of a debilitating injury or illness. Thus, those living with a terminal illness should note how they could quickly recover they benefits.

How does the Compassionate Allowance program help those living with cancer? Unfortunately, roughly 1 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. This is a difficult diagnosis to take in, causing most patients to question how they will get by undergoing intense treatment. In order to better service individuals living with cancer, the Social Security Administration developed the Compassionate Allowances program.

Those denied SSD benefits waiting up to 2 years for hearing

Living with a disability can be challenging. While individuals with disabilities are able to go through life just like anyone else, those suffering from severe disabilities can find it difficult to work a job or even care for him or herself. Thus, social security disability benefits can be extremely beneficial in these matters. The SSA has provided a program that essentially provides financial assistance to those unable to meet his or her basic needs because of a disability preventing them from making a livable income.

According to recent reports, there are currently more than 1 million U.S. resident waiting for a disability hearing that will determine if they qualify for disability benefits. With the average wait of nearly two years, some applicants will have to wait longer than they are expected to live with their disabling condition.

Restess leg syndrome: a real condition and potential disability

Restless legs syndrome is a medical condition that many in New Jersey do not know about. Often misunderstood, many dismiss the severity of the condition or the existence of the condition altogether. For some individuals who suffer from this condition, it could actually impact their ability to work and hold gainful employment. 

People who cannot work due to a medical condition may be able to claim disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. If restless leg syndrome is what is keeping you from working and providing for yourself and your family, you may find it beneficial to learn more about how you could qualify and how the claims process works.

Guiding you through the SSD process for a serious illness

No one expects to be diagnosed with a serious illness. The news can come as a huge shock, causing it to take much time to fully process. Whether it is a serious disease like cancer or a work-related condition, it is important for individuals to understand what this means for their future. A severe medical condition could mean being unable to work, making it even more challenging to meet one's basic needs. In these matters, taking the time to understand resources and programs that offer assistance to those living with a disabling illness can be extremely beneficial.

Social Security disability benefits are designed to help those living with disabling conditions and are unable to work. A disability, especially one that suddenly comes on, can be life altering. At the Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur, our experienced legal team understands how overwhelming it can be to deal with a disabling disease. Thus, we are dedicated to informing our clients about their rights, helping New Jersey residents navigate the SSD application process.

What is the appeals process for a denied SSD claim?

Deciding to file for disability benefits is not always an easy choice. Even when you strongly believe that you qualify for Social Security disability and find it necessary to obtain these benefits, it is a major step to file for these benefits. The process requires much evidence and documentation, making it an overwhelming process. However, applicants shouldn't let the application process or the fear of being denied deter them from applying. The ability to seek reconsideration or file an appeal is not as daunting as some might think.

What is the appeals process for a denied SSD claim? Although the Social Security Administration carefully considers all the information provided in an application, this does not mean details aren't overlooked or mistakes made. Additionally, an incomplete application does not mean that an applicant is out of luck. The appeals process is used to address these and other issues that could have occurred after an initial filing.

Seeking SSD benefits for rheumatoid arthritis

We all suffer aches and pains at some point in our lives. Whether they are simply the result of over exertion, injury or a larger medical issue, it is important to take proper steps to medically address these pains. In some unfortunate cases, individuals in New Jersey and elsewhere suffer pain because of a worsening medical condition. These conditions could develop into a debilitating condition, causing some individuals to be unable to work.

When a disability causes the inability to work, individuals often seek out resources available to them. Social Security disability benefits are available to those suffering from a qualifying disability. Thus, in order to enjoy these benefits, an applicant must prove that he or she is suffering from such a disabling condition.

Qualifying neurocognitive disorders in children for SDD benefits

Living with a disability can feel just like that, disabling and debilitating. It can be even more challenging when it is not a visible physical impairment. Those living with a mental condition face daily challenges; however, the general public may not see this or fully understand this. Thus, some do not believe those suffering from a mental illness, whether acquired at birth or later in life, deserve to enjoy the same benefits as those living with a physical impairment.

This is an ongoing obstacle faced by those living with a mental disorder; however, this does not mean the Social Security Administration does not qualify these individuals for Social Security disability benefits. In order to understand whether you are in fact eligible to apply for SSD benefits, it is important to note the list of impairments.

Autoimmune disorders and disability benefits: who is eligible?

When you are unable to work due to a medical condition, you may be unsure as to how you will support yourself and your loved ones in the future. While you know that disability benefits may be available to you, you may have concerns regarding eligibility, especially if your condition is unseen.

Some autoimmune disorders are valid grounds to seek benefits through the Social Security Administration. If you believe that you may have a claim because of your diagnosis, you have no time to lose in seeking the full protection of your interests. Even though your condition may be misunderstood or underestimated, you still have the right to seek the support you need for you and your New Jersey family.

Helping you secure SSD benefits for a mental condition

Just because a disability is not visible on the outside does not mean that a person does not suffer just as much, if not more, than a person with a physical disability. Misunderstandings and mental health conditions often go hand-in-hand. However, just because the general public may not fully grasp the pain and suffering an individual endures because of a mental condition does not mean they are not considered disabled. In fact, the Social Security Administration lists a wide variety of mental health conditions that could qualify a person for disability benefits.

Whether it is a symptom of their mental illness or the complexity of the process, it is often challenging for applicants to initiate the application or appeals process. At the Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur, our experienced legal team understands that it is not an easy step to take.However, seeking Social Security disability benefits can be a very crucial and necessary step to take. Thus, our law firm is dedicated to guiding New Jersey residents every step of the way.

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