SSD benefits and Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects memory and cognition. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates 5.3 million people suffer from this disease, including 200,000 people under age 65. Many of these individuals face severe and even debilitating cognitive impairments. Fortunately, as any disability lawyer in Chicago knows, Social Security Disability benefits may be available […]
More study needed to determine the necessity of blood tests for thyroid gland issues
Thyroid gland disorders are among the most common endocrine system disorders, according to Forbes. These disorders can cause fatigue, weight loss, dizziness and heart palpitations. Thyroid disorders can also promote more serious health issues, such as heart problems. Overall, these disorders can be severely disabling, as any Illinois Social Security lawyer might agree. The potential […]
Heart transplant patients may be eligible for SSD
A heart transplant is performed as a final treatment for heart failure. After a transplant, patients often face significant restrictions while they recover. Additionally, the conditions that cause heart failure are often debilitating, as any disability lawyer in Illinois could attest. Fortunately, Social Security Disability benefits may be available to assist people who have received […]
SSD payments influenced by the national average wage index
Social Security Disability payments are based on a person’s past earnings or financial need. As a result, many SSD beneficiaries believe the monthly payments they receive are fixed. However, as any Social Security attorney in Chicago knows, SSD benefits are regularly tweaked to reflect economic changes. The national average wage index is one important factor […]
What is chronic anemia?
Anemia is a condition in which the blood does not contain enough red cells or hemoglobin to adequately carry oxygen. When anemia persists for several months, it is considered chronic. This disorder often causes adverse symptoms and worsens existing health problems. As a result, it can be severely disabling. Sometimes, victims may even qualify for […]
Disability can happen at any time
Disability affects 56 million Americans, or about one in five people, according to the Social Security Administration. Many Illinois residents may think these people are primarily older adults, since vulnerability to illness and injury increases with age. However, as any Illinois disability attorney knows, disability can occur at any age. Disability rates Many disabling conditions […]
National Council on Disability Recommends Raising SSI Limits
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is the primary source of income for many disabled Americans. Unfortunately, many persons in need of SSI don’t meet the income and asset requirements of the program. In order to receive SSI benefits, in addition to satisfying the age or disability requirements of the Social Security program, an SSI applicant must […]
Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability Benefits for a Repetitive Stress Injury?
Repetitive stress injuries are the most common and costly workplace injury in the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In fact, hundreds of thousands of American workers are affected by repetitive stress injuries, which cost more than $20 billion a year in workers compensation. Repetitive Trauma Injuries are those that […]
ADHD Diagnoses on the Rise
Attention deficient-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a serious behavioral illness that impedes one’s ability to focus and concentrate. A person who suffers from ADHD may also suffer from an inability to plan, memory problems, anxiety, anger problems, and difficulty maintaining employment. According to a recent report, the number of children who suffer from the disorder is […]
Are Disabled Individuals Discriminated Against by Online Shopping Websites?
Disabled persons are entitled to certain accommodations when shopping in retail establishments pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and according to advocates for disabled Americans, those rights extend to online retail establishments as well. While the ADA requires equal access to “public accommodations,” including restaurants, retail stores, movie theaters, recreational facilities, and other […]