What happens if you are injured suddenly or contract a serious illness and are unable to work for an extended period of time? What should you do first?
There are differences in eligibility requirements, application process, and compensation, but perhaps the most important distinction is the way the two agencies define “disability.”
The SSA recognizes systemic sclerosis as an impairment but to be eligible for disability benefits you must be able to provide medical documentation that you meet their definition.
If you are attempting to secure disability benefits from the Social Security Administration or from a private Long-Term Disability insurer you may be wondering how much you can receive and how that total is determined.
Filing a disability claim with the SSA involves navigating a sea of unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. It is always helpful to have a quick reference or “cheat sheet” handy when reading through instructions and forms.
The Social Security Administration recognizes muscular dystrophy as an impairment in its Blue Book under Section 11. You must meet both the health and work requirements.