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Is diabetes a disability for purposes of SSDI benefits?

Many Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2. Most cases can be well managed with proper medical supervision. In some cases, however, the diabetes can cause neuropathy in the lower extremities and in extreme cases, cause gangrene and the...

Can children receive Social Security Disability benefits?

Many Whittier area residents have heard of Social Security Disability (SSD) and many receive these benefits because of their physical or mental disabilities. SSD helps people receive compensation when they are not able to work due to a physical or mental handicap. But...

What Are My Options?: Hearing Options in the Era of COVID

Traditionally, the Social Security Administration (SSA) conducted disability hearings in-person. These hearings occurred before one of the approximately 1,500 administrative law judges (ALJs) working out of SSA’s nearly 150 local hearing offices, or Office of Hearings...

Can I seek SSD benefits for cancer side-effects?

Cancer can take a great toll on a person’s health and their ability to engage in ordinary tasks. It is easy to see how severe forms of cancer or late-stage cancer can keep a person in California from working. Cancer sufferers may even find that simple daily tasks are...

Disability isn’t necessarily permanent

We often talk about disability in stark, dualistic terms, as though the world contains only the permanently abled and the permanently disabled and no one in between. In fact, many people become disabled at some point in their lives due to illness or injury and then...

Preparing for your continuing disability review

Qualifying for Social Security disability benefits can take a load off of your shoulders. It can alleviate many of your financial burdens and allow you to focus on living the best life that you can in light of your condition. But the truth of the matter is that the...

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a group of genetic (inherited) diseases in which muscle fibers are unusually susceptible to damage. Progressive muscle weakness and muscle mass loss can result in paralysis. Muscles not only enable the human body to move, they also determine...