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Does Social Security Disability cover cancer?

A cancer diagnosis can be life-altering. You may unable to work depending on the severity of your condition. If you were employed full-time leading up to your diagnosis, then the best-case scenario is that your employer has been making Social Security deductions from your paycheck all of these years. If that's the case, then most likely you've paid into the system enough to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

Your fibromyalgia doesn't have to be a barrier to employment

Fibromyalgia is a serious illness that can cause individuals to experience significant fatigue and chronic pain. Some people can work either part- or full-time while suffering from this debilitating condition. Many individuals can do this because their employers make modifications to their employee's job tasks, work schedule or their workplace to better accommodate them. You may be able to ask the same of your employer so that you can remain gainfully employed here in Oklahoma City.

How is chronic liver disease assessed for disability benefits?

Oklahomans who are suffering from chronic illnesses can have their entire lives affected by trying to mitigate the symptoms and get relief. Since these issues can prevent them from being able to hold a job, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be critical to making ends meet and getting medical care as they try to survive and improve their condition. Chronic liver disease can be debilitating and warrant SSD benefits. Understanding how the Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates it and what symptoms are present when it manifests is key.

How is cancer evaluated and what evidence is needed?

Oklahomans diagnosed with cancer will have a great deal on their minds as they prepare for treatment and wonder what the future holds. This can be stressful physically, emotionally and financially. For many, the worry they face will go beyond the disease and extends to the treatment and making ends meet while they are getting it. The disease and the treatment can make it difficult if not impossible to work, causing financial hardship. Those who have cancer and believe can get Social Security disability benefits must understand certain factors. A legal firm that specializes in helping with SSD benefits is essential.

Congenital and acquired heart conditions can be disabling

Heart disease and other heart-related illnesses can directly impact the quality of individuals' lives and can prevent them from engaging in the activities they want and need to do to support their loved ones. While this post offers no medical or legal advice, it is offered to its Oklahoma readers to discuss some of the ways that heart conditions may avail sufferers to disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. After reading this post, individuals may wish to follow up with the own attorneys.

Can a person get disability benefits based on seizures?

When a person suffers a seizure their body can go through a range of different symptoms. They may or may not lose consciousness, and they may or may not lose control of their bodily functions. Some seizures are focal and impact only one part of a person's brain, while others are generalized and take over the individual's entire brain.

Seeking benefits for hematological disorders

Hematological disorders impact how a person's blood functions in the body. When a blood disorder is present a person may not get enough oxygen delivered through their entire system. If there is a defect with the composition of their blood then their blood may not properly clot when they are injured. These are only a few of the ways that blood disorders can significantly affect Oklahoma residents' lives and how they provide for their families.

Disability benefits for those struggling with illnesses

Disabilities come in many forms. For some, disabling conditions may leave no marks on their bodies and may only affect the way that they interact with the world. For others, disabilities may impose painful limitations on their bodies that cause them to face difficult barriers just to function in social and workplace settings. A disability can be very different for different Oklahoma residents.

Inflammatory arthritis may be a disabling condition

Arthritis is a common ailment that may cause problems for individuals as they grow older. It is not uncommon for men and women who are nearing retirement age to feel extra sensations of pain and discomfort in their joints. An Oklahoma resident who is diagnosed with arthritis may require medication in order to alleviate the pain and offer some relief from distress.

Seeking disability benefits after a cancer diagnosis

Cancer is a devastating disease that touches millions of lives each year. Whether through a personal diagnosis or experiencing cancer treatment with a loved one, it is likely that readers of this Oklahoma disability benefits blog have some exposure to the challenges a cancer diagnosis imposes on a person's life.

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