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October 2018 Archives

Mental illness and situational evidence requirements for SSD

Suffering from mental illness whether it is depression, bipolar, obsessive compulsive disorder or any other issue can make it difficult if not outright impossible to hold a job. For New Jersey residents who are dealing with one or more of these issues, Social Security disability for mental conditions can be integral to their survival and treatment. However, getting the benefits means meeting certain requirements and not all are easily understood. When the Social Security Administration assesses a claim for SSD benefits, it will want certain evidence. Included is how the applicant functions in unfamiliar or supportive situations.

Social Security disability and evaluating multiple sclerosis

When there is a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), a New Jersey resident will need to think about the future and how the condition will impact their lives. Understanding what the disorder does and what they will face as it progresses can be difficult. Fortunately, many people with MS meet the federal requirements to receive Social Security disability. When the disorder leads to an inability to work, this can be a key to making ends meet and getting the medical care, therapy and treatment necessary to treat it. It is imperative to understand what MS is and how the Social Security Administration will evaluate it.

What if my Social Security disability is up for review?

When a New Jersey resident is approved for Social Security disability benefits for injury, illness or condition, it will inevitably be a relief. The time from the application to the decision can be worrisome and those who are concerned about what they will do if they are deemed not to have met the federal requirements and are subjected to a denied claim can be fraught with fear. After the approval, however, it is imperative to remember that the Social Security Administration will conduct periodic reviews of the case. Understanding this process is key.

How is inflammatory bowel disease evaluated for disability?

People in New Jersey who are suffering from an illness that makes it difficult if not impossible for them to function normally will often want to apply for Social Security disability benefits for illness. A key factor in whether they will be approved for disability or not is how the Social Security Administration evaluates their medical issues. When seeking these benefits, the evaluation is critical to a finding of disabled and the approval for benefits. Therefore, it is important to understand what the criteria is for the specific illness.

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