Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pancreatitis and Social Security Disability Benefits

The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the duodenum, which is the first part of the small intestine. If this gland becomes inflamed it can cause pancreatitis. What does the pancreas do? It secretes enzymes … Continue reading

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When does the SSA schedule my SSD evaluation?

Many Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claimants want to know if or when the Social Security Administration will send them to a doctor or to an “evaluation” to determine if they are disabled. It is … Continue reading

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Can I get Social Security Disability benefits for Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis is a condition in which the muscles which propel food through an individual’s digestive tract do not function properly, interfering with digestion. Specifically, the vagus nerve, which is responsible for moving food through the stomach and digestive tract, is … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia and Social Security Disability Benefits

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition which can cause stiffness and tenderness of the muscles, tendons, and joints. Some claimants with fibromyalgia also experience chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression. Others have difficulty sleeping. Unlike other diseases which cause tissue inflammation, fibromyalgia … Continue reading

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Asthma and Social Security Disability Benefits

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects an individual’s airways causing wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and trouble breathing. Asthma affects the tubes that carry air to the lungs and can cause them to be swollen or sore. With this inflammation, … Continue reading

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