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Imagine this scenario: Awhile back, you got into a pretty serious car accident. Your recovery included a few surgeries and outpatient visits, not to mention countless hours of physical therapy. Right now, you are miles ahead of where you started, but still not quite able to go back to work.

What is the 5-day rule?

You wanted your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to go nice and smoothly. However, you ended up getting an initial denial. You now find yourself in the process of appealing the denial.

The process of filing an LTD claim under Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not just a diagnosis. It affects every aspect of your life, including your livelihood. This, in turn, affects the children you are trying to raise and support and the home you may be afraid of losing. Unfortunately, not many insurance companies truly care about how the financial heaviness weighs on you or how it affects your family.

SSDI and SSI changes for 2018

Every year, there is a cost of living adjustment (COLA) to the amounts paid monthly for SSDI and SSI. In 2018, the increase is two percent overall.

SSD and mental health conditions

Mental illness can be pervasive and debilitating, with symptoms striking in varying degrees impacting day to day abilities. The ever changing nature of mental illness means a one size fits all approach for diagnosis and treatment is not feasible.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and SSI

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a difficult condition to live with. The endless exhaustion can make simple tasks a challenge. While the major duties of a job sound daunting, even the little things take a toll. It’s a constant uphill march – and getting a medical diagnosis can be equally challenging. After the diagnosis, you may qualify for SSI under the right conditions.

How does age influence SSDI eligibility?

Each disability is its own case with its own distinctions. As applicants consider Social Security Disability Insurance, it’s important to remember there is flexibility to meet individual situations. Like most government entities, the rules are dense and precise. This doesn’t mean they follow a one-size-fits-all model.

Fibromyalgia is painful and may keep your father from working

You have seen your father work hard. He spent his days teaching, tinkering and building. As you’ve grown and he’s aged, you may have noticed that your dad has some pain. It’s possible he tried to keep it from you. Maybe he downplayed what was happening. He has these aches that just don’t seem to go away. As people age, it may be normal to experience some pain and discomfort, but this is different. After some encouragement, your father saw a professional and was diagnosed.