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February 2018 Archives

How are epileptic seizures evaluated when seeking SSD benefits?

Oklahomans can suffer from a wide range of conditions and illnesses and many will warrant an approval for Social Security disability benefits. With any of these situations, it is important to understand how the Social Security Administration goes about evaluating the person to determine if they meet the requirements to get benefits. One condition that can warrant benefits is epilepsy. Those who have seizures that are recurrent and unprovoked from abnormal activity in the brain are epileptic. For adults, there are two common seizures that are considered potentially disabling: generalized tonic-clonic and dyscognitive.

Debunking 3 myths about Social Security's disability program

When people sustain injuries at work, they turn to Social Security's disability program to continue having money come in even though they may not be able to earn a traditional income. However, there are many pitfalls people may encounter. Some people make a simple mistake on their forms, and as a result, they end up with less money than they deserve

What work incentives are available if I get SSI benefits?

Oklahomans who are receiving Supplemental Security Income due to blindness, disability or being 65 or older and have limited resources might want to try and work. A common worry for these individuals is how that decision will hinder their SSI benefits. The Social Security Administration is aware of this conundrum and has taken steps to make it possible for people who are getting SSI to try and work with various work incentives. Understanding these work incentives is imperative before trying to get back to work.

Does sequential evaluation for SSI benefits apply to children?

Oklahomans who have a child under the age of 18 whom they believe should be eligible for Supplemental Security Income should understand certain basic facts about the process before they apply. One is that the basic tenets of applying for SSI benefits - the sequential evaluation - will apply to children just as it does to adults. Knowing the questions that will be asked based on sequential evaluation will provide a guideline as to whether the child meets the basic criteria and will allow the applicant to move forward with the process.

SSD benefits are available for Oklahomans with IBD

Oklahomans who are diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease will understand how difficult it is to function normally and hold a job while suffering from it. IBDs include ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. There are common denominators with these disorders even though they are slightly different. With that, they can be treated similarly. With IBD, people suffer from remissions and exacerbations and the amount of time these last can vary. Since IBD can be so problematic for a person who is trying to work, its diagnosis and the circumstances treating it could be sufficient to meet the federal regulations to receive Social Security disability benefits for illness.

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