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How work credits affect Social Security Disability eligibility

The United States Social Security Administration administers a number of programs that are intended to provide financial assistance to persons who are at least 65, who are disabled or who require additional financial assistance. Eligibility for these programs depends upon different criteria, but one criteria that applies to each program is having earned a sufficient number of work credits before applying for the benefit.

Obtaining SSDI benefits for peripheral neuropathy

Many people suffer from diseases of the nervous system, and many of these conditions are painful and difficult to treat. One of the most bothersome of these diseases is peripheral neuropathy, a condition that involves elements of the neurological system outside of the brain, People who are afflicted by this condition often wonder if they are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The answer depends upon the extent of the disease and its impact on the patient's ability to work.

You need to have disability evidence ready days before a hearing

One of the most difficult aspects of pursuing a successful disability claim with the Social Security Administration is the requirement that you submit adequate medical evidence to prove that your illness or injury prohibits you from gainful employment or fulfilling the basic duties of self-care on a daily basis.

Understanding the definition of "disability"

The federal government administers a program that provides financial benefits to persons who are deemed to be permanently and totally disabled. A person is eligible for benefits if he or she has earned sufficient work credits and is totally and permanently disabled. "Disability" can seem to be a vague term, but the regulations that govern the administration of Social Security Disability benefits have added a sufficient degree of specificity. In order to understand the complete meaning of disability, a section by section review of the relevant regulations is necessary.

Understanding the benefits of COBRA

One of the most beneficial federal statutes has an especially ominous nickname: COBRA. The name stands for Congressional Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act. The statute was passed in 1985 to assist employees whose group health insurance was discontinued, either because the employee's job was terminated or because the employer decided to discontinue the coverage.

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