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Can I get disability benefits for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Can I get disability benefits for Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis; inflammatory arthritis effects millions of Americans, with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) alone affecting approximately 2 million people-including me. Ankylosing Spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, gout and reactive arthritis are other types of inflammatory arthritis. The symptoms of Inflammatory Arthritis vary according Read More

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Schizophrenia and Social Security Disability Benefits

Schizophrenia and Social Security Disability Benefits Schizophrenia is a horrible mental illness which affects roughly 1.2% of Americans (3.2 million). According to the attached article, it is estimated that 70-80% of persons who suffer from schizophrenia fail to respond to antipsychotic treatment. That means that somewhere between 2,240,000 – 2,560,000 Americans who try to battle against Read More

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Schizophrenia and Social Security Disability Benefits

“Schizophrenia has changed my life—but it hasn’t ruined it.” This sentence is how the author of the attached article ends her piece.  She deals with the very real struggles she has had with her paranoid schizophrenia, and knows that the battle will last the rest of her life-but she has not lost hope.  Hope that today Read More

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Alabama Disability Attorney: HIV

Alabama Disability Attorney: HIV As the author in the attached article points out, “[w]hile the south makes up 38% of the U.S. population, about 45% of people who are HIV positive live in the South.” HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus which weakens the body’s immune system to the point that a suffer has difficulty Read More

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Alabama Disability Attorneys: What’ Difference between SSDI and SSI Benefits

Alabama Disability Attorney: What’s the Difference between SSDI and SSI Benefits? As has been shown in some of our earlier posts, SSDI stands for Social Security Disability Insurance.  To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must show that (i) you meet the legal definition of being disabled and (ii) that you are insured for disability purposes. You Read More

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Longer waits coming in Social Security Disability Claims

It’s not just those Social Security Disability Lawyers in Colorado who are “irked” about the changes to the disability process–Alabama Disability Attorneys are a bit miffed as well. The Social Security Administration is forcing Alabama and other States to adopt an additional step in the disability process. One used to be able to file for disability, Read More

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