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Misunderstood conditions make seeking SSD a challenge

Making the decision to quit your job may not have been easy, but if your illness has progressed to the point where you are unable to function at work, you may have had no choice. In many cases, people in Alabama with conditions such as chronic migraines may try to work through the pain, seeking relief from every possible source. There may come a time, however, when just getting out of bed is nearly impossible.

Back to basics: the information you need about disability

If you are unable to work because of an illness or injury, you may know that you could be eligible for benefits through Social Security disability. However, you may not know what to do next, such as how to actually apply for and obtain the benefits you need. It can be helpful to understand the basic information about Social Security benefits in case you need this type of support.

When the pain of fibromyalgia disables you

It started with pain, either all over your body or at specific points, like your shoulder, hips or knees. Or maybe your first symptom was mind-numbing fatigue so powerful you could hardly drag yourself out of bed. You may have thought you had the flu or you had overworked yourself. However, the symptoms didn't go away; instead, they got worse.

Mental conditions could affect your ability to work

Your ability to earn a living and provide for your Alabama family is contingent on your physical and mental ability to hold a job. When a mental condition affects your ability to hold gainful employment, it can take a significant financial toll on your life. You may not know that some mental conditions could make you eligible for disability benefits.

Your mental health and eligibility for disability benefits

You know that Alabama residents with certain medical conditions or those who suffered debilitating injuries in accidents could be eligible for disability benefits if they are no longer able to work. However, you may not be aware of the fact that Social Security disability benefits are also available to individuals who have certain mental conditions as well.

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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