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What is fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is one of the conditions that may qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance in Ohio. Doctors and researchers do not yet fully understand fibromyalgia. For these reasons, initial misdiagnosis is fairly common. The cause is unknown, but the presence of other conditions, like lupus, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, may be a risk factor, as is a family history of fibromyalgia. According to the Mayo Clinic, the condition may affect either men or women but occurs more often in the latter. 

Waiting for SSDI benefits: What you should know

Filing for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits can be a difficult process. Some people may even refer to it as a waiting game, as it often takes an average of 18 months for applicants to receive a decision. In some cases, applicants have passed away from their disability, even before they were granted benefits. According to the Social Security Administration, more than 800,000 disabled Americans are waiting for a response to their SSDI application. A surprising 10,002 people on the waiting list in 2017 died while waiting for a response to their applications. Why does the SSDI application process take so long?

How do you contact your members of Congress?

If there is a delay in your claim for Social Security Disability benefits and you are starting to get frustrated, you are within your rights to turn to the members of Congress who represent your district or Ohio as a whole. Though your congressional members do not have the power or authority to instantly resolve any and all Social Security claims issues, they can sometimes be helpful in expediting a stalled claims process. 

Does your ailment qualify for SSD?

Residents in Ohio suffering from certain injuries or disabilities maybe eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Insurance (SSI). Manring & Farrell are here to discuss what some of the most common disabilities or injuries that result in SSD and SSI may be.

How Does Supplemental Security Income Work?

Many people cannot get Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits because they have not spent enough time in the work force to qualify. They are unable to work, however, and still need financial assistance. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program designed to provide income for these individuals.

Denied SSD And SSI Claims

Thousands of SSD and SSI applicants face the disappointment of denials each year, turned down for inconsistencies or mistakes made by Social Security. The process is much more difficult and complicated than it may seem with forms, required documentation and strict rules about what things Social Security will consider. There is plenty of room for error.

What Is The Social Security Disability Benefits Process?

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits provide critical financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. Thousands of such individuals throughout Ohio, as well as their families, rely upon these benefits. To get these benefits, however, you need to have a successful application. This means you need the right proof about your work history and your medical impairments and medical limitations. Many deserving individuals are denied each year because they do not give Social Security enough evidence of their disability and their physical or mental limitations.

Social Security eligibility for applicants disabled under age 22

Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are an invaluable resource for individuals who develop a disabling disease or condition that prevents them from being gainfully employed. SSD provides beneficiaries with the income they need to provide for a basic standard of living, so that they can focus their energy on taking care of their health.

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