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Asthma and Your Long Term Disability Claim

You’ve bought a long term disability policy to protect your occupation and if your physician has told you that you are unable to work as a result of asthma, you should apply for long term disability benefits. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="224" caption="Asthma"][/caption] Asthma is a chronic lung disease, characterized by wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. In asthma your airways, which are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs become inflamed and swollen. As a result, they narrow which makes it more difficult for airflow to get your lungs. Asthma can’t be cured. However, there are many medications that...

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Little Known Facts About Asthma and Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits

Asthma is a chronic lung disease which causes wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. Unfortunately, people with asthma have extra sensitivity to certain substances such as allergens, including dust, mold and pets, exercise, infection and cold air. Did you know that 34% of the American population suffers from asthma? Medication for asthma is directed at controlling the airway inflammation and your doctor may prescribe inhaled medications that act on your airways, surfaces and muscles. Getting medical care for your asthma is crucial and you should be working closely with your doctor to control your asthma. If your physician has told you...

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See How Easily You Can Get Social Security Disability Benefits for a Curvature of the Spine

Curvature of the spine includes a number of medical conditions. These include, scoliosis, kyphosis, and kypho-scoliosis. All of these conditions result in restrictions on your ability to walk, perform tasks in certain positions, and even can result in impairment of your heart and lung function. There is not a specific listing in the Social Security Administrations blue book of impairments and, as a result, most Social Security Disability awards for scoliosis, kyphosis, and kypho-scoliosis  are based on steps four and five of the five step sequential evaluation. At step three the Social Security Administration will determine whether or not you are capable...

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Heart Disease: Understand How The Social Security Administration Evaluates These Claims

Did you know that the term heart disease covers a number of different medical conditions? The Social Security Administration has a listing of impairments under heart disease that covers the following cardio vascular conditions: Hypertensive heart disease Ischemic heart disease Coronary Artery Disease Arthemias Congenital heart disease Peripheral Artery Disease Valvular heart disease Heart transplants Chronic heart failure Cardiomyopathy If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions and your physician has advised that you are unable to work, you should immediately apply for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration will evaluate your heart disease claim using the five step sequential evaluation. If you have a heart disease that...

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The Secret to Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Osteoarthritis

Did you know that osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and is characterized by a progressive deterioration of the cartilage that lines your joints. That will cause your bones to rub against each other. Ouch, that can be very painful. Osteoarthritis effects weight bearing joints such as knees, backs and hips. Your doctor may diagnose you as having osteoarthritis based on your physical examination, history of your symptoms, and x-rays. Your doctor may prescribe painkillers, anti-inflammatory and other medications, including injections to help you with your pain and improve your flexibility. Unfortunately, many people suffer from side effects of anti-inflammatory...

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Learn How Easy it is to get Social Security Disability Benefits for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that can affect the entire body and it is caused by an abnormality in your immune system. One of the common characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis is inflammation of the lining of your joints. That will cause pain, stiffness, redness and even swelling. The inflamed joint lining which is called a synovium, will release enzymes into the joint space that over time will digest the bone and cartilage. That will cause your joint to lose your shape, alignment and function. It commonly results in joint pain and deformity of the joint. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that can...

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Celebrities Join Social Security Administration Advertisements

George Takei and Patty Duke are now being used as advertising figures in the Social Security Administration new marketing campaign. The two celebrities are joining forces in a new campaign to help the Social Security Administration promote its online services as an easy and secure way for people to do business with the agency. You can view all the videos on the Social Security website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/psa-video.html . The videos are a spin on Star Trek and a car dealership....

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Do You Recognize the Warning Signs of Gout and Your Entitlement to Social Security Disability Benefits?

Gout is caused by high level of uric acid in your blood. Uric acid is a waste product that is removed from your body by the kidneys in the form of urine. Unfortunately, if your kidneys fail to secrete the uric acid, those levels can cause a uric crystal formation in your joints and tendons. Those crystals can be the source of inflammation, pain and tenderness and can damage your joints and connective tissue. That can result in a restricted range of motion and extreme pain. It is not uncommon to see gout in your big toe, wrists, elbows, knees and...

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If You do not Understand Your Rights to Social Security Disability Benefits as a Result of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, You will Hate Yourself Later

Did you know that carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS, is a repetitive strain injury of the carpal tunnel area of your wrist. What happens? The connective tissue in your wrist becomes enlarged and inflamed resulting in the pinching of a nerve that runs from the tunnels of bones to ligaments in your write to the fingers of your hand and the base of your thumb. That pinching will cause: A sensation or tingling, burning and even numbness in your fingers. Loss of dexterity of your hand and grip strength. Locking of your finger joints. Swelling and inflammation of your fingers. Pain It is not easy to win...

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