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Disability benefits and ulcerative colitis

People in Ohio with ulcerative colitis may find the effects of their disorder so painful and disabling that they are unable to work. They might winder if they could be approved for Social Security Disability benefits on the basis of their diagnosed condition. Like other types of digestive disorders, ulcerative colitis may qualify a sufferer for disability benefits depending on their overall health condition, their functional limitations and their work history and skills. There is a disability listing for adult disorders of the digestive system, including ulcerative colitis as well as inflammatory bowel disease or gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

Applying for SSD benefits with migraines

People in Ohio who struggle with migraine headaches may find that their pain prevents them from working effectively or even from doing their job at all. They may be unable to keep a job due to the recurring effects of migraines. As a result, they might look to Social Security Disability to provide benefits that could replace their income due to their disability. While there is no specific Social Security Administration impairment listing related to migraines, this condition can lead to a legitimate award of disability benefits.

Proposed SSD rules could cut billions of dollars in benefits

Disabled people in Ohio must navigate a lengthy review process when seeking Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income. The Social Security Administration already subjects some recipients to ongoing case reviews, but proposed rule changes to the program would increase the frequency of reviews for millions of recipients. According to the Federal Register, where the proposed rules have been published, the agency estimates that the additional benefit reviews would slash approximately $2.6 billion in benefits across 10 years while adding an extra $1.8 billion in administrative costs.

Disability benefits may be available for mental conditions

Social Security disability can help disabled individuals with some of the challenges they face when they are unable to work because of a disabling medical condition. To qualify for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits, the disabled individual may suffer from either a physical or mental medical condition that prevents them from working.

What is the Social Security disability appeals process?

This blog recently discussed the importance of a Social Security disability hearing. A Social Security disability hearing can be an important component of the Social Security disability appeals process. Applicants for Social Security disability have important appeals rights they should be familiar with if they hope to maximize their chances of successfully receiving the benefits they need.

Ways to prepare for a Social Security disability hearing

Preparing for a Social Security disability hearing is important because it can have an impact on whether or not the applicant receives Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. These are important benefits available to many disabled individuals and their families, thereby making it important to be prepared for a Social Security disability hearing.

Understanding work history requirements for SSD benefits

There are two primary components for qualifying for Social Security disability benefits and disabled individuals seeking benefits, or who think Social Security disability benefits may be able to help them, should be familiar with what those components are. Social Security disability benefits can help disabled individuals with their daily needs and concerns while they are unable to work because of their disability.

Long-term disability could qualify for Social Security disability

When it comes to achieving health and well-being, suffering a major health event is rarely anything anyone expects. However, when illness or injury strikes, it can leave a person in a fragile position in terms of their health. Sometimes these incidents will heal after treatment, physical therapy or other medical care. However, some will leave a person's health less than whole for one year or longer.

Social Security disability may be an option for long-term injury

Finding yourself in poor health is never an ideal situation. It can make it difficult to do much of anything including work and enjoy leisure time with loved ones and friends. If your injury has persisted one year or more, you may be wondering about the potential long-term possibility of living this version of your life. Finding a way to make ends meet can feel impossible if you aren't able to work due to your injury or health condition.

What if my SSD benefits are up for review?

When an Ohio resident is injured, ill or suffers from a medical condition and seeks Social Security disability benefits, being approved is an undeniable relief. These benefits are useful to make ends meet and to get the medical care necessary. However, there will be continuing disability reviews to ensure the person should continue getting SSD benefits. It can be concerning to have a disability review, but it does not mean the benefits will stop.