Category: Diseases and Disabilities

Getting Disability Benefits for Bipolar Disorder

  A condition that we often see among our clients is Bipolar Disorder. Anyone with bipolar disorder knows that often this condition can be impossible to control making it impossible to hold down a full time job. You may have heard that it is difficult to be approved for disability benefits based solely off of […]

Can I Get Disability Benefits for Chronic Back Pain?

Back conditions are the most common conditions that qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.  However, with back pain being so common Social Security must be selective of what will qualify for benefits. Here is our suggestions of what you can do to strengthen your disability claim for back pain. Get Testing Social Security is going […]

How to Get Disability Benefits for Diabetes

Today, approximately 29.1 million people in American suffer from diabetes. For many, proper nutrition, exercise and medicine can keep symptoms under control. However, for some diabetes may result in an inability to work. Social Security use to have diabetes listed as a qualifying condition in their blue book. But because diabetes affects everyone in very […]

I Have Depression, Can I Get Disability Benefits?

Utah has the highest percentage of people suffering from depression in the nation.  A recent study showed that 22.3 percent of adults in Utah have suffered with a mental illness within the past year.  That is more than one out of every five adults. With depression rates so prevelant it is no surprise that Social […]

I Have Anxiety, Can I Get Disability Benefits?

If you have chronic anxiety you may qualify for disability benefits depending on the severity of your condition. Unlike physical conditions like degenerative disc disease or neuropathy, anxiety cannot be measured. This is why getting approved for disability based on anxiety can be a bit tricky. Social Security does list anxiety in their blue book […]

Do Mental Health Conditions Qualify for SSDI?

Unfortunately in our society there is still a bias surrounding mental health disorders. Often those suffering from depression are told they simply need to be more positive. While you would never tell someone with diabetes just to be more positive about their condition people can be insensitive and ignorant towards those suffering from mental health […]

Does Obesity Qualify For Disability Benefits?

In some cases obesity can make working extremely difficult. Social Security has recognized this and did actually have obesity listed as an impairment that may qualify for Social Security disability benefits.  However, in the past couple of years Social Security has taken obesity off of its blue book of impairments. However, this does not mean […]

Does My Chronic Back Pain Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

With about 1 in every 10 individuals suffering from debilitating back conditions, it is no surprise that chronic back pain is the most common cause for disability. Common conditions that may qualify for disability benefits are: degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, nerve root compression, and paralysis. Because back conditions are so common, Social Security is […]

Does My Traumatic Brain Injury Qualify Me to Receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

If you have had a traumatic brain injury you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Social Security has put together the following guideline regarding traumatic brain injuries. 11.18 Traumatic brain injury, characterized by A or B: Disorganization of motor function in two extremities (see 11.00D1), resulting in an extreme limitation (see 11.00D2) in the […]

How to Get Approved For Disability Benefits For Mental Disorders

According to a new survey, Utah has the highest rate of mental illness in the nation. About 22.4% of the adult population in Utah experiences a mental disorder. Out of these 5.14% have a severe mental disorder that interferes with their daily activities. These conditions can include depression, anxiety, PTSD, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar, and […]