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Is diabetes grounds for a disability benefits claim?

When a medical condition prevents you from holding gainful employment, it is much more than an inconvenience. This can have a serious financial impact on your life, accumulating in a significant amount of stress and hardship for your Mobile family. Some individuals with serious cases of diabetes may find themselves in this situation, yet may still be unclear regarding their potential options.

Does my rare condition qualify me for SSD benefits?

Your recent diagnosis may have brought with it a flood of fears and emotions. You likely felt confusion about what to expect medically in your future, especially if you have never heard of or know little about your condition. How will this disease progress? How will it affect your ability to care for your loved ones? How long before you are unable to work to support your family?

Does a mental condition qualify you for disability benefits?

You may know that disability benefits could be available to individuals who are unable to work due to a physical condition, but you may be unaware of the fact that these benefits could also be available to people who struggle with certain mental conditions. If you or a loved one struggles with a mental disorder, you or your family member may have a rightful claim to Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. 

Arthritis, Social Security and your rights as a disabled worker

Arthritis is a type of disorder that does not receive a lot of attention, mostly because it is unseen and generally thought of as a minor condition. While many cases of arthritis are minor and managed rather easily, millions of Americans deal with side effects that are both painful and debilitating. According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than one in five people have a diagnosis of arthritis, and many of these have severe cases.

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