Lyme Disease and SSDI benefits

First identified in Lyme, Connecticut, in 1975, Lyme disease is a tick borne disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi . The condition remains mysterious and a bit controversial with some sufferers complaining of conditions ranging from central nervous system disorders, meningitis, Bell’s palsy, depression, memory loss, and fibromyalgia.

The conditions can be more serious if the Lyme Disease is not immediately diagnosed and treated with proper medications. Other experts contend, however, that these conditions may not be related to Lyme disease at all.

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Sedentary work can I do it?

Many claimants are denied SSDI benefits not because they are not disabled, but simply because they do not understand how to prove they cannot work. Recently on our forum a user asked, “I have been denied SSDI benefits because the SSA believes I can retrain for sedentary work. I don’t think I can work, even if the job was a sit-down job. What do I do now?”

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SSDI and injured when should I apply for benefits?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is offered to claimants who have a severe health condition or injury which does not allow them to perform substantial gainful activity. Claimants will only qualify for SSDI benefits if their condition is expected to last at least 12 continuous months and they are insured for SSDI benefits.

Recently on our SSDI form a user asked, “If I have an injury can I qualify for SSDI benefits and when should I apply?”

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Disability benefits how long will they last?

Workers who have worked and paid into the Social Security Disability system may qualify for SSDI benefits if they become disabled with a severe debilitating health condition which does not allow them to work for at least 12 continuous months. Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “If I am receiving disability benefits how long will my benefits last?”

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Disability denial in Texas what are my chances?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) receives millions of applications for Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits each year. Thousands of those applications are submitted by disabled workers in Texas. If you file for disability in the state of Texas you have a forty-percent chance of receiving SSDI or SSI benefits, assuming the approval rates match historical rates.

Recently on our disability hearing a claimant asked, “I have submitted my Texas SSDI application and I was denied. What are my chances of receiving benefits after a disability denial and how long will I have to wait?”

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