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    Individuals who have a respiratory condition that impairs their ability to perform everyday activities, including performing any job-related functions, may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration (SSA) Blue Book’s listing of impairments. The listing of impairments details those impairments considered severe enough to prevent an individual from performing… Read More

    A recent blog briefly discussed the Blue Book, which contains the criteria used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in determining a claimant’s disability. The Blue Book determines if an applicant for disability benefits meets the statutory standard of disability. It also contains listings of impairments and the medical criteria necessary to establish them. The listings are divided… Read More

    You may wonder if someone who is partially disabled can collect Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. That is not the case. There are some benefit programs – for example, Workers’ Compensation or disability payments offered through the Veteran’s Administration – that offer disability benefits to individuals who are partially disabled. A partially disabled person may be… Read More

    Watch out for a telephone scam aimed at individuals receiving Social Security Disability (SSD)benefits. The calls targeting SSD recipients claim that their accounts have been hacked and that their Social Security assets are frozen. The callers identified themselves as from the Social Security Administration and stated that there had been illegal or suspicious activity with… Read More

    One of the key components in evaluating whether or not you are eligible for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits is whether or not you are able to perform your job. Your medical condition must be severe enough to have a significantly negative effect on your ability to do tasks related to your work. Even if… Read More

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a special process that speeds up Social Security Disability (SSDI) applications for certain military service personnel and veterans. You are eligible for this expedited process if you became disabled while on active military duty on or after October 1, 2001. It doesn’t matter where you were when you became disabled, and your… Read More

    Disability Benefits for Sufferers of Asthma

    By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on June 29, 2015
    In Social Security Disability

    Many people suffer from various forms of asthma. While some only experience a shortness of breath when exercising, others have chronic inflammation of their airways. When there is an excessive mucous production within the airways, it can restrict your ability to breathe. An asthma “attack” can start without warning as a result of various stimuli,… Read More

    Do You Have To Quit Working To Receive Disability?

    By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on February 2, 2015
    In Social Security Disability

    Disability benefits are available for those who cannot earn enough money to survive because of a physical or mental impairment. Therefore, if you are able to continue working despite being injured, disability insurance may not be for you. However, there are some people who are able to work in only a limited capacity because of their… Read More

    It is no secret that many people in the United States have had to take out loans from the federal government in order to pay for higher education. However, what happens if you received your degree and have worked for years to pay off the student loan, but suddenly become totally and permanently disabled and… Read More

    Social Security disability benefits have long been available for disabled individuals who need to claim benefits based on a spouse’s work record. Since the U.S. Supreme Court made the decision to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that disability benefits based on a spouse’s work… Read More

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